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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 165–187.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Carlo Salzani New German Critique, Inc. 2007 The City as Crime Scene: Walter Benjamin and the Traces of the Detective Carlo Salzani Theorie des Kriminalromans In 1930 Benjamin published in the Literaturblatt der...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 121–149.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Stefanie Harris Exposures: Rilke, Photography, and the City Stefanie Harris This time, Paris was just what I had expected: diffi cult. And I feel like a photographic plate that has been exposed too...
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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 (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 81–103.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sabine Haenni Abstract Focusing on Alexander Kluge’s short film Chicago im Zeitraffer ( Chicago in Time Lapse ), this article inserts his work with moving images into a larger genealogy of the city symphony film. Elucidating his relationship with the historical cinematic avant-garde, as Kluge...
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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 (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 (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 85–113.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Susanne Vees-Gulani The great popularity of the TV docudrama Dresden (2006) can be explained chiefly by its locale and subject matter: ever since the Allied forces bombed the city, many have seen it as the key symbol for the brutality of modern warfare. Immediately after he bombings, before...
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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 (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2024
... urban fabric, the nature of housing worthy of a free citizenry, the importance of self-determinacy and participation in the planning of cities: these are among the topics that Adorno’s text interrogates. Each consideration is discussed relative to specific contemporaneous texts, debates, and projects...
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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)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
...; the building's location in a city undergoing an urban renewal program; and its reception in academic, professional, and public media during the competition, after it was built, and after September 11. The shift from triumphalist to apologetic memorials during the late Cold War era reflects the growing need...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
... renewal. The ideas and work of a group of architects residing in the Silesian capital city, Breslau, between 1918 and 1932 demonstrate one response to the Kultur - Zivilisation dichotomy. The group included such internationally renowned architects as Max Berg, Ernst May, Hans Poelzig, Hans Scharoun...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Rentschler The first feature film from a vanquished nation, Wolfgang Staudte's Murderers Are among Us ( Mörder sind unter uns , 1946), repeatedly equates the physical destruction of German cities with psychic devastation, suggesting how heavily the past weighed on some, though not all...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Isak Winkel Holm In the vocabulary of modern disaster research, Heinrich von Kleist's seminal short story “The Earthquake in Chile” (1806) is a tale of disaster vulnerability. The story is not just about a natural disaster destroying the innocent city of Santiago but also about the ensuing social...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 47–62.
Published: 01 August 2012
... erected in Germany just as the old one came down. This article reviews German unification from the perspective of the Turkish German writers Emine Sevgi Özdamar and Zafer Şenocak, with a particular focus on their representations of the Wall as a threshold, rather than a barrier, and of the city's unstable...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 171–191.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Randall Halle Unleashed by the markets that led to the Great Recession, processes of gentrification rapidly transform major German cities. The experiences of urban transformation have found critical expression in documentary and feature film. This article reviews the cultural history...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 223–237.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Juliane Rebentisch It might sound somewhat tautological, but contemporary art is experiencing a boom. There is hardly any city that does not boast of having a contemporary art museum. More and more, biennials worldwide are devoted to assessing the current situation and thus are able to attract...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that takes stock of the state of German cities, German media, and German society from the viewpoint of their “end.” In reading these three variations of his essay films as “architectures of images,” the article presents Graf and his collaborators as “collectors” and “combiners,” who not only (re)construct...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 189–202.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., which itself is seen as a legacy of the Frankfurt School. Such an intellectual and methodological promiscuity becomes particularly important in attempts to grasp modern urbanity, explored here via Siegfried Kracauer's visits to the city of Marseille. And it may help with methodological concerns...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Maria Gough Drawing on archival and recently published documents, this essay examines the historical encounter of two major communist photomonteurs in Moscow in 1931—John Heartfield, visiting from Weimar Germany under the auspices of the Comintern, and Gustavs Klucis, a Latvian resident of the city...