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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 49–78.
Published: 01 February 2018
... surroundings; he is collecting while Russians are collectivizing. Through the lens of his toys, this article examines the conflicted practice of collecting, locating a tension between Benjamin’s theory of historical materialism and his appreciation for objects as artistic, auratic, and transformative. Drawing...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of individualism that drew on the ideals of personhood and rationality to reformulate the relationship between the individual and the collective. For a brief moment, Benn—the more conservative of the two—appears as a fellow traveler in this project, both in his rejection of the rational self and in his repudiation...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Atina Grossmann In this article Grossmann addresses a transnational Holocaust story that has remained marginalized in both historiography and commemoration. The majority of the quarter million Jews who constituted the “saved remnant” ( She'erit Hapleta ) of eastern European Jewry collected...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 35–55.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... During the Weimar Republic, he became a driving force behind a museum reform movement promoting a policy for arts and culture that supported the collection of contemporary art in German museums. After Adolf Hitler's rise to power, Gurlitt had to step down from his museum role. He started a career...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 57–73.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Julia Voss The article discusses the development of restitution politics after the Gurlitt case. First, it summarizes the events that led to Cornelius Gurlitt's will to give his collection to the Kunstmuseum Bern in May 2014. Second, it compares the handling of the Gurlitt case to previous...
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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)): 87–107.
Published: 01 February 2017
... follows a sixteenth-century Persian tapestry on loan to the Princes Czartoryski Museum, Kraków, one of the most treasured objects in the collection, along with Leonardo da Vinci's Lady with an Ermine , stolen by the Nazis in 1939. The tapestry was eventually returned, only to be stolen again and disappear...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Malika Maskarinec In his 1920 lecture “Künstlerische Zeitfragen” (“Artistic Questions of the Time”), the art historian Wilhelm Worringer declares the end of expressionism and the end of art. The polemical diagnosis claims that because the arts are no longer able to express a collective subjectivity...
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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 (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
... problem, but they refused to reject history, were both intuitive and Romantic in their work, and regarded technology with suspicion. Their collective attitude could be described as the reconciliation of Kultur and Zivilisation . However it is defined, the Breslau work is important to consider because...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 95–106.
Published: 01 August 2010
...” of the iron curtain in his focus on the “collective hallucinations” from which “hot” wars repeatedly emerge. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Literary Détente: Wolfgang Koeppen’s Cold War Travels Klaus R. Scherpe The authors of the period...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 139–167.
Published: 01 February 2012
... neo-Nazi leader, provide the principal texts on which this examination is based. This article argues that the disruptions caused by political violence at the collective level, which have been explored in recent literatures on the politics of exception, also need to be examined at the individual level...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 189–205.
Published: 01 November 2012
... reflection: bringing loss to consciousness. Holt claims that acknowledging past losses not only is the starting point and core of any attempt to change the present but also is the extent to which the activity of collecting can contribute to the goal of political transformation. © 2012 by New German...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of the Fishermen of St. Barbara at the intersection of modernism and workers' movement literature and argues that such literature should be understood as part of a broadly conceived literary modernism. Reorienting modernist aesthetics toward a poetics of collectivity and viewing modernity through a spatial poetics...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 179–197.
Published: 01 November 2014
... result in a working through of the trauma. The third film reflects on the notion of return as a therapeutic trope but leaves it as an unfulfilled option. These films thus serve as case studies to examine broader theoretical issues that relate to processes of return and possibilities of collective...
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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 (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 145–157.
Published: 01 August 2014
... registers: first, it invokes those inadvertent sites of play in One-Way Street where the child assures us of vast and unsuspected possibility, and second, it dimensionalizes film into cinema and thus into a realm of collective experience. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 The Work of Play...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 231–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
... token, Kluge decontextualizes images and their rootedness in collective memories, facilitating the individual reader's reappropriation of both image and text. In providing these interpretations, the essay highlights the most important theoretical influences on Kluge's literary mnemoscapes...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Matthew Charles Abstract Walter Benjamin refers to the “idea of revolution as an innervation of the technical organs of the collective” as one article of his politics. Drawing on some of the debates and tensions generated by the work of Miriam Bratu Hansen, the article analyzes lesser-known...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 157–179.
Published: 01 November 2019
... reveals strategies central to his filmmaking and especially to his documentary films. Seidl is particularly concerned with depicting his subjects’ complicity in the exploitation of labor, as seen in Safari (2016), a film about Austrians who travel to Namibia to hunt and collect trophies. Seidl presents...
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