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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 171-189.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Erik Butler This essay shows how Daniel Paul Schreber's Memoirs of My Nervous Illness mobilizes discourses of broad cultural currency to achieve a practical objective: the author's release from psychiatric custody. In contrast with the two major currents that dominate Schreber scholarship...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147-185.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Katrin Sieg This article examines how the original production of Feridun Zaimoğlu and Günter Senkel's play Black Virgins ( Schwarze Jungfrauen , 2006) contests stereotypes about Islamist women. Its main target is the self-representations authored by a group of female cultural brokers in Europe...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119-148.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Artemy Magun This article discusses the relationship between two philosophies of the twentieth century: those of Theodor W. Adorno and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. Both authors emphasize the notion of mimesis and see it as an ontological and an epistemological category and as the site of the...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 167-184.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Thomas Freeland Heiner Müller's dramatic poem Mommsen's Block (1993) presents an image of the great classical historian stymied, as Müller reports, by the “depravity of the later Caesars,” unable to finish the projected fourth volume of his Roman History . This case of an author unable to write...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 97-113.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Stuart Taberner Many of Martin Walser's early works describe the triumph of conformity over subjectivity. From the early 1990s, however, Walser's characters begin to develop a stubborn insistence on self-expression, and this externalizes their author's “late style.” In a series of extraordinarily...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 155-174.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Jakob Norberg Abstract In his writings on satire, the Marxist literary critic Georg Lukács argued that hatred could function as an anticapitalist affect. Hatred, he believed, equips the committed author with a set of traits—certainty, lucidity, endurance, and pitilessness—that are eminently useful...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127-166.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Samuel Clowes Huneke Abstract This article analyzes the relationship between suicide and homosexual discourses in modern Germany. Considering literature, gay periodicals, mainstream newspapers, letters, plays, and poetry, it asks how authors came to correlate homosexuality so strongly with a...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1-19.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Goncourt. The author, an American, wrote the book in French. Many critics praised the novel, comparing it to War and Peace and other masterpieces, while others were quite hostile. In this essay I argue that Les bienveillantes accomplishes a rare, indeed a totally original, feat: representing a Nazi...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 61-81.
Published: 01 February 2009
... allow for “understanding.” The author discusses Arendt's theory of metaphorical thinking, as developed in the only recently published Denktagebuch (2002), vis-à-vis her art of storytelling, which appears remarkable in that its hyperbolic mobilization of metaphorical language, allegedly “explaining” the...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119-147.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Thomas O. Haakenson In the early twentieth century, the German author and philosopher Salomo Friedländer, known as Mynona and especially active in the Berlin dada movement, produced several texts that clarified and revised the critical philosophy of Immanuel Kant. Friedländer's philosophical...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 59-95.
Published: 01 November 2010
... such a discovery of the “oldest” expression of the task of system was meant to have for Rosenzweig's own time—and for the author of The Star of Redemption himself. © 2009 Benjamin Pollock 2010 Franz Rosenzweig’s “Oldest System-Program” Benjamin Pollock...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 135-153.
Published: 01 February 2011
... postwar period contain vivid descriptions of German suffering, and authors gradually sought to reconcile this trauma with the crimes committed by the Germans during the war. This evidence contradicts the notion that the Germans remained silent about their own suffering after 1945 and the belief that...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3-26.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the sign in modernity, the authors explore how Sebald's Austerlitz is both an exile among languages and in exile from language as such. © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 Mapping Babel: Language and Exile in W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz Jessica Dubow and Richard Steadman...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1-29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... claim that the dissolution of any transcendent source of value and authority in the modern world—the advent of nihilism in that sense—is a liberating opening initiated in Western culture by the figure of Christ: Paul's interpretation of Christ's kenosis, divinity lowering itself into human mortality, is...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163-188.
Published: 01 February 2015
...-class women in the struggle. This sets the text simultaneously apart from most workers' movement authors and many Weimar women writers who focused on individual white-collar workers. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 Anna Seghers collectives modernism Weimar Republic working-class...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201-227.
Published: 01 August 2017
... the vein of Strauss became pathologized and policed by critics, conductors, and state authorities, as composers lost their freedom of expression and exposure to the public. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 modernism biopolitics imperialism Richard Strauss Salome Sonderweg...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 83-103.
Published: 01 November 2017
... from its treatment in Kracauer's novel Ginster to the role the author ascribes to it in his correspondence with Theodor W. Adorno, to the posthumous fate of his works on both sides of the Atlantic. A comparative reception history shows the different valences of Kracauer's name in German and Anglo...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 207-233.
Published: 01 November 2019
... films provide an impassioned intervention in the form of an archaeological excavation. This article considers its argument and examines its rhetoric, especially the way in which it eschews an artistic cinema of authors ( Autorenkino ) and espouses a more kinetic body cinema of action, affect, and...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 27-34.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Roberto Simanowski If the authors underline that users “do not participate in their profile construction as passive data-punching automatons” and add “though clearly they are not the reflective narrators Simanowski wants them to be, either,” then it turns out that we may have less of a...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): np.
Published: 01 February 2009
... University of Leuven and for the Research Fund Flanders. KLAUS THEWELEIT is a philosopher, a scholar of fascism, and the author of Männerphantasien. ...