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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Confessions . 21. Among others, Martin Buber interpreted Heidegger’s “call of conscience” as a secularized, short-circuiting, immanent revelation, in contrast to the divine biblical call. See Herskowitz, “Heidegger as a Secularized Kierkegaard.” On the juxtaposition of the two thinkers, see Baring...
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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 (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.” Adorno and Musical...
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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 (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 35–56.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Christiane Frey This essay attempts a rather minimalistic reconstruction of different understandings of the notion of calling ( klēsis , vocatio , Beruf ) from Paul to Giorgio Agamben in an effort to better understand and more accurately gauge Agamben's reading of Paul's Letter to the Romans...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the three—the discourse swerved, taking on the theopolitical as the “true” messianic calling. By historicizing political theology within the German Jewish response in Palestine, the article problematizes some key concepts of current biopolitical critique. New German Critique, Inc. 2008 The Jerusalem...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 75–98.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Marco Abel The contemporary German filmmaker Oskar Roehler can be considered a “postromance” director whose films obsessively present so-called single-generation protagonists who often blame their inability to maintain successful relationships on their generational predecessors, the 68ers. When...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., of the nation's survivors. As the rubble on the streets and the destruction in a returned soldier's mind, material damage and mental wreckage, become intertwined, the compensatory narrative suggests that both have been caused by outside forces. By scrutinizing the prominent role of rubble in the so-called rubble...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of what we have come to call cultural studies and strikes a familiar chord with Pierre Bourdieu's sociological investigations of the habitual. The absence of grand narratives and apocalyptic traits in Kracauer's theory of the ordinary politically differentiates him as well from the Frankfurt School...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
... with a propensity to commit suicide. In particular, the article makes out a dialectical relationship among three discursive tropes of gay suicide. Doctors and activists of the nineteenth century, including the sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld, employed gay suicide to call for the abolition of Germany’s ban on male...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
... generation who oppose the economic determinations that frame experience in advanced capitalism. They refuse to fit in and “aspire” and instead become drifters. Employing what the Situationists called a psychogeographic approach, Umsonst probes the prevalent discourses and historical mythologies of Kreuzberg...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 57–80.
Published: 01 February 2020
... to continue developing but also revise practices he first engaged in other media. The so-called white-cube exhibition space presents Kluge’s earlier works in terms of remediation and provides him with an opportunity to employ and reconceptualize his approach to montage techniques and reception aesthetics...
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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...