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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
... times and developed over three decades: the call. This motif is taken from Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit , where it is introduced at a critical moment in the portrayal of Dasein ’s achievement of authenticity. Strauss followed a prevalent reading of Heidegger’s early philosophical anthropology...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 185–192.
Published: 01 November 2023
... television. When I stayed over at my grandmother’s, I could stay up late and watch Saturday Night Live . In a series of skits our Canadian hero, Mike Myers, hit the mystique of Germany with a laser-guided missile. In a recurring segment he was the host of a “West German television” show called Sprockets...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Amir Engel Abstract This article reconstructs two “modes of memory” in postwar West Germany and explores an underappreciated historical trajectory. These two modes offer radically different ideas about why Germany should remember its past. In the immediate aftermath of the war, Karl Jaspers called...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Bruce Rosenstock Shortly before his death, Jacob Taubes described his intellectual engagement with Carl Schmitt, beginning in the early 1950s, as one of “liebender Streit” (loving strife). This article explicates Taubes's “loving strife” with Schmitt through the lens of what Taubes called...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 11–34.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Codruţa Morari Abstract The classical film western enacts the myth of American manifest destiny, codifying and promulgating stories of the conquest of the West. Subsequent so-called revisionist westerns, of which John Ford’s The Searchers (1956) is the preeminent example, call this triumphal master...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Michael A. Rosenthal In the early 1940s, while he lived in exile in Los Angeles, Thomas Mann wrote a novella called The Tables of the Law ( Das Gesetz ). Mann was not the only exile to focus on the theme of receiving the commandments at Sinai. Before he left Germany, Arnold Schoenberg had composed...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 189–201.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the public sphere, which calls into question the very distinction between private and public. This article presents these theories in their different scopes, points to their blind spot concerning the blurring of the private-public distinction, and offers some normative desiderata for a future public sphere...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Erin McGlothlin This article focuses on the 2007 short film Spielzeugland ( Toyland ) and its engagement with the cinematic trope of the “wrong” victim and with German-Jewish history. First, the article analyzes how the film imagines the so-called German-Jewish symbiosis at the moment of its most...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 97–113.
Published: 01 August 2015
... diverse novels and collections of aphorisms, Walser elaborates what Edward W. Said calls in On Late Style (2006) an aesthetic of “intransigence, difficulty and unresolved contradiction,” which subordinates history, contemporary realities, and political correctness to the awkwardly otherworldly...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of its own. In his late embrace of musique informelle , he admired a music that eschewed both reified categories and subjective domination of the apparent contingency of the material world, a music that expressed a nominalism that might better be called “magical” than “conventional.” © 2016 by New...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 75–86.
Published: 01 February 2017
... occupied by the Red Army. During the 1950s the Khrushchev government restituted collections from East Germany and western Poland. However, millions of artworks and books were kept in secret depositories until the beginning of perestroika. The problem of so-called cultural trophies provoked heated...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 109–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... The thesis is that the United States has not gone far enough in addressing appropriate remedies for the restitution of Nazi-looted art. In contemplating the best ways for claimants to achieve a “fair and just solution,” the article argues in favor of alternative remedies to settle disputes and calls...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Kienholz). This essay explores Glöckner's miniature modernist monuments, contextualizing his practice in relation to the conflicted reception of modernism and the historical scant grade in the German Democratic Republic and its so-called niche society. It examines Glöckner's practice alongside the mass...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Eric Rentschler Abstract The often bemoaned crisis of West German cinema in the 1980s coincided with a dramatic changing of the nation’s film critical guard. The symptomatic impetus that had figured so strongly during the postwar era gave way to the so-called new subjectivism of young critics like...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 21–31.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Fatima Naqvi Abstract Film criticism helped constitute what is now called New Austrian Cinema. This article looks at “short form” criticism in edited volumes and emerging journals that worked to establish this cinema’s coherence and prestige. The virtuous cycle inaugurated in the 1990s—when critics...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 125–152.
Published: 01 February 2021
... the political emotions, dispositions, and identifications that can properly be called populist. In the larger context of worker’s literature, conservative revolution, and völkisch thought, the Nazi discourse of workerdom not only confirms the close connection between political emotion and populist (un)reason...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 43–61.
Published: 01 August 2021
... understanding of “spiritual experience [ geistige Erfahrung ]” as a more than merely theoretical matrix for what Adorno, in Negative Dialectics and the lecture courses, calls his materials studies. Rather than indicating largely esoteric or theosophical elements in Kandinsky’s influence on modernist aesthetic...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 59–82.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Tom Vandeputte In an unpublished fragment from the late 1930s, Walter Benjamin famously calls for a recasting of the idea of catastrophe and its relation to the progression of history. Catastrophe, Benjamin contends, is not to be understood as an exception to the regular course of history; rather...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 141–178.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Jacob Haubenreich Abstract This article examines the persistence of the notion of the immaterial text in literary studies, now decades into the so-called material turn. Digitization of manuscripts increasingly confronts us with the facts of textual materiality and material authorship, yet many...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 71–80.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Cristina Florea This article calls for studying German history and culture from the margins, an approach that highlights unexpected mutual influences and entanglements between German and non-German cultures in Europe and beyond and that challenges essentialist understandings of German identity...