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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Boaz Neumann While the Nazi politics of the body have been studied at length, the historiographical literature has largely failed to address the role of the Volkskörper , or the German people's body, in the Nazi worldview. As I attempt to explain, it was not the individual bodies of Germans...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 7–20.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Erica Carter Abstract Focusing on the interwar writings of the film journalist and theorist Béla Balázs, this article argues for an understanding of Balázs’s film aesthetics as grounded in a popular politics of the body. Balázs understood film as a medium in which experiences of image, sound...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147–185.
Published: 01 February 2010
...; and to one of the anonymous readers for a probing and constructive review. Black Virgins: Sexuality and the Democratic Body in Europe Katrin Sieg The conditions of imagining and enacting agency, affi liation, and belonging in German theater have...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of subjectivation and desubjectivation seem especially productive for such a discussion. Read against the backdrop of the aesthetics of the Kantian sublime as a strategy of self-empowerment that sets the independence of the will against the powerlessness of the body, the self-wounding act can also be understood...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 197–228.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of youth and physicality and of visual beauty in the natural and manmade world. Significantly, the magazine’s eclectic visual culture—which also embraced images of male gymnastics and of children—inflected the ideological conflicts that centered on the unclothed body in this period. The article describes...
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Published: 01 February 2019
Figure 2. This image of a skull resting at the bottom of a body of water adorns the bottom of a page, on which a poem concerned with same-sex love appears. Source: Der Eigene 6 (1906): 73. More
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 15–47.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Loren Kruger Positive Heroes and Abject Bodies in Heiner Müllerʼs Production Plays Loren Kruger Optimistic embellishment and prettifi cation are the worst enemies not only of beauty but also...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 31–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
...J. M. Bernstein Intact and Fragmented Bodies: Versions of Ethics “after Auschwitz” J. M. Bernstein The Drowned and the Saved In Negative Dialectics Theodor W. Adorno opens the second section, “Medi­ tations and Metaphysics...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 41–64.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the threatening female body. Warning Shadows thus draws on a common cinematic trope in which a powerful male gaze takes control of a passive female object. It does so, however, in response to a specific historical moment in which that female body represented a fundamentally new and threatening sociocultural...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 63–86.
Published: 01 August 2012
... inhabitants of the terrain vague . Moreover, in both works the female body signifies the transience of place. Thus body and bodily practices in the Heimat idyll convert the illusion of place into the unsettling open-endedness of a desolate, feminized land that carries within it the trace of death, past...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 207–233.
Published: 01 November 2019
... German bodies? In fact, and here is where their key emphasis lies, there have been some (albeit only a few) noteworthy counterexamples of German genre films that are vibrant and full of life, that plumb depths and probe outer limits, that relish excess and abound with sensuality. Graf and Sievert’s two...
Published: 01 February 2019
Figure 8. “Beugungsmöglichkeiten des menschlichen Körpers” (“Flexibility of the Human Body”), double-page photograph, from “Kampf gegen die steifen Knochen” (“Battle against Stiff Joints”), UHU , August 1928, 26–27. More
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Kimberly Maslin Hannah Arendt is sometimes described as humanizing Martin Heidegger; that is, she grounds Heideggerian concepts in a historically located body. Moreover, Dana Villa argues that rootlessness is Arendt's main project; it lies at the core of her explanation of the German genocide...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 65–80.
Published: 01 August 2015
...), and disabled style (Joseph Straus) for Schoenberg's very late oeuvre, a body of work characterized by diatonically inflected dodecaphony and overt communication with the audience. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 late style old-age style exile disabled style Old-Age Style: The Case...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 39–60.
Published: 01 November 2017
... German scholars and publishers. Thus programs on the part of political and industry bodies in Germany to support the translation and publication of German scholarship have proved vital. Yet beyond such institutional considerations, fostering a broader understanding of an interest in contemporary German...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 59–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
... as with Balázs's fellow Marxist Walter Benjamin, this article outlines key aspects of both right-wing and left-wing physiognomics. While Balázs did share with reactionary physiognomists the problematic idealist tendency to view the body as materialized soul, his views on physiognomy evaded racial essentialism...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 57–73.
Published: 01 February 2017
... in a larger budget for provenance research and the founding of the Zentrum für Kulturgutverluste in Magdeburg. Yet even today Germany has neither a restitution law nor an independent body that claimants can turn to in cases in which museums decline to negotiate over the restitution of an artwork. © 2017...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Sarah E. James From 1958 until around 1977 the relatively unknown East German artist Hermann Glöckner produced a perplexing body of work: a collection of small neoconstructivist objects made by folding, cutting, and joining discarded wood, consumerist packaging, and deconstructed household objects...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Andrea Gyenge Abstract This article returns to the figure of the mouth in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Laocoön: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry . While many scholars treat Lessing’s attention to the statue’s mouth as a sign of his contempt for the body, the article argues that Lessing’s...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 103–128.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., the article turns to Benjamin’s early essay “Outline of the Psychophysical Problem” and in particular, its emphasis on the existential categories of nearness and distance in relation to corporeal substance ( Körper ) and collective body ( Leib ). Subsequently, Benjamin’s reflections on various educational...