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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 the...
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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 (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. At...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... 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
... 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
... 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 and...
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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...
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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 (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... characteristics 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.” nominalism...
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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
... 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 on the...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Rauschenberg or Edward 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...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 103–126.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Horkheimer and the Frankfurt Institute for Social Research and then considers the substantive correspondences and divergences between their bodies of thought. The article calls for further studies into their intellectual relationship, especially with regard to how their oeuvres may be differentially applied...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
... 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 (2 (137)): 117–149.
Published: 01 August 2019
... a deeper problem in the history of the midcentury Left: a succession of radical new lefts arose out of periodic frustration at institutionalized politics. This article explores the missing link between Germany’s antifascist and antiauthoritarian new lefts: the so-called left socialists of the 1950s...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
.... Despite these commonalities, Heidegger and Goldberg differ in how they understand the place of human animality once this renewal takes place. Heidegger calls for the sacrificing of the people’s animality in their readiness to die for the “last god,” whereas Goldberg envisions the increasing power of the...
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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...