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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 65–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... partner in Weimar Berlin, has consistently escaped the critical radar. This essay sheds light on Wilder's days as Eintänzer and points to the impact this work had on his films Hold Back the Dawn (1941) and Sunset Boulevard (1950). Furthermore, the essay places Wilder's series within the context of self...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 115–135.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Simon Ward Berlin's material past remains obstinately visible despite the predictions of urban theorists about the “overexposed” city. What is “remembering well” in contemporary Berlin: the preservation of a particular form of the city (Berlin's Planwerk Innenstadt ) or the remembering of one...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Anne Röhrborn Abstract Stephan Geene’s film Umsonst premiered in the Forum program at the 2014 Berlinale. A portrait of postmillennial Berlin-Kreuzberg, the film in crucial ways takes its inspiration from the French New Wave and the Situationist International. It focuses on members of a young...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 1–9.
Published: 01 November 2019
... and social traditions emerging from the Weimar and fascist periods” and to the production of culture within the West German public sphere. 2 After the demise of New German Cinema, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and German unification, New German Critique again took stock of film culture in the Federal...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 139–169.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Philip Broadbent Berlin's historically mottled topography has been widely discussed in fiction and nonfiction as have discussions of the city itself as a site on which German history has left marks and gaps that continue to gauge post-reunification Berlin literary portrayals. This essay addresses...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
...An Paenhuysen In the fall of 1928 the Weimar photographer Sasha Stone published his photobook Berlin in Bildern ( Berlin in Pictures ). The opening image of the smokestacks of the Klingenberg power station was a clear statement in favor of the modern city. As a photographer of the New Vision...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 31–47.
Published: 01 August 2010
... to, an emerging and then dominant Cold War culture. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Billy Wilder’s Cold War Berlin David Bathrick Billy Wilder’s decision to return to Germany as a U.S. colonel at the close of World War II emanated from personal...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 49–72.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Bulson Gravity's Rainbow is known for, among other things, its authentic historical representation of London during the V-2 Blitz. Strangely enough, critics have continued to ignore that other city, Berlin, which occupies almost as much space in the novel and presents readers with a harrowing...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
...David L. Pike Like all of the great modernist cities of Europe, Berlin had a venerable and highly developed underground infrastructure: sewers, service tunnels, subways. But unlike the Paris sewers, the London Tube, or the Roman catacombs, the German capital was not identified in any mythic...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Esra Akcan This essay reopens the countermonumentality debate in memorial design through a rereading of the Berlin Jewish Museum, discussing not only its memorial function but also the architect Daniel Libeskind's early sketches and unfolding statements throughout the construction and thereafter...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
...J. J. Long Both photography and the built environment play a significant role in transmitting cultural memory. This article explores how architectural photography might be seen in terms of constructions of cultural identity through Florian Profitlich's book Berlin-Bilder ( Berlin Pictures , 1999...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Amir Engel This article offers a critical reading of Gershom Scholem's memoir, From Berlin to Jerusalem , by contrasting it with the memoir of another German Jewish intellectual, Salomon Maimon. Ostensibly, these two memoirs tell opposite stories. Maimon (1753–1800) grew up in an orthodox...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Camilla Smith This article focuses on visual culture and the guidebook series Was nicht im “Baedeker” steht , published by Piper Verlag in Weimar Germany. The Berlin guide, written by Eugen Szatmari in 1927, shared attitudes toward tourism championed by the journal Der Querschnitt . Szatmari’s...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 47–62.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Margaret Littler The fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War have been widely regarded as events in a momentous historical caesura, ushering in a decade of optimism about cosmopolitanism and a new world order. Some immigrant intellectuals have noted, however, that new barriers were...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 171–191.
Published: 01 November 2013
... focuses on Fatih Akin's Soul Kitchen (2009) and Tatjana Turanskyj's Eine flexible Frau ( The Drifters , 2010). It explores how these films take up a tradition of Großstadtfilm including Walter Ruttmann's Berlin—die Sinfonie der Großstadt and Fritz Lang's Metropolis (both 1927). As contemporary feature...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2019
... that Scholem intended to have their private communication published in both the Jewish and the Gentile, and European and American, worlds, and she was unpleasantly surprised when she discovered that Scholem had alerted his friend Isaiah Berlin to this correspondence, and that Berlin had acted as a go-between...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 5–51.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Andrés Mario Zervigón This essay investigates the little-known early film work of the German photomontagist John Heartfield (born Helmut Herzfeld in 1891). A firm opponent of World War I and an early member of Berlin's rambunctious Dada movement, Heartfield nonetheless agreed to produce...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 93–98.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of adult and alternative education in Berlin West. The introduction to Farocki’s text connects with the New German Cinema and themes that remained central throughout his own work: collaboration and quotation, Bertolt Brecht’s concept of “learning plays,” using nonfiction to explore both social relations...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
... ) and militate against amnesia or the fetishization of the real. The article concludes by asking what the return of the dead in Braun's work means for the Berlin Republic. © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 “After the Massacre of Illusions”: Specters of the German Democratic Republic in the Work...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 135–153.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Clara M. Oberle This article reflects on the functioning of ideology by examining different modes in which the myths of antifascism and victimhood in the setting of Berlin during 1945–48 were formulated. Rather than debunk these myths, Oberle asks about the processes, places, and actors involved...