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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... with poems like “Erst wenn” and “Ostafrika,” this essay contextualizes Benn's colonial turn in the primitivist/modernist poetics of his earlier Rönne novellas and his brief turn to a fascist aesthetic in essays of the early 1930s. His primitivist poetic fantasy of the “Southern Word” becomes an imaginary...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the “anticolonial” hero Aghion. Through Hesse's self-fictionalization as Aghion, he casts a critical light on his own anticolonial exoticism: Aghion, like the young Hesse, hates colonialism because it creates a frighteningly “uncanny” ( unheimlich ) mixture of India and Europe, and so ruins Aghion's fantasies...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 181–209.
Published: 01 February 2021
... , 123 – 37 . Berlin : Yilmaz-Günay, Koray , 2015 . Zantop Susanne . Colonial Fantasies: Conquest, Family, and Nation in Precolonial Germany, 1770–1870 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press , 1997 . Zeit Online . “ CDU und CSU: Unionspolitiker fordern neue Leitkultur-Debatte .” Die...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
..., Spielzeugland disrupts viewers' identification with the tragic fate of the individual who is mistakenly identified as Jewish. The film not only contributes to a fantasy about the positive role that Germans might have played in resistance to the oppression of their Jewish neighbors but also critiques reductive...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 155–178.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of arguing for the possibility of bringing together the colonial experience and the Holocaust along the lines of what Michael Rothberg calls “multidirectional memory,” in which the memory of suffering is not a zero-sum game. 6 Less attention has been paid to the role that Fanon’s thought played in Améry’s...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 205–220.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in myths, dreams, and fantasies. Uniquely, Rabinbach shows, Bloch understood fascism’s appeal because he took seriously those mythic and “irrational” elements that dry Marxism and nihilism had expunged. Those were the ingredients that Bloch sought to reappropriate for the radical heritage of the Left...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 1–32.
Published: 01 August 2018
.... Who sleeps with rats if not a homeless beggar who offers her body to men in order to scrape together the money she needs for survival? Rönne’s fantasy, in other words, highlights the violence that sustains both colonial and sexual relations. Moreover, the associative movement of the text runs...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 55–82.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Main : Campus . Ford Caroline . 2012 . “Imperial Preservation and Landscape Reclamation: National Parks and Nature Reserves in French Colonial Africa.” In Civilizing Nature: National Parks in Global Historical Perspective , edited by Gissibl Bernhard Höhler Sabine Kupper...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 111–124.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., discourses of positivism and prog- ress, and the contemporary project of Esperanto. The concept has a very long history but took a quite specific form in the early years of the twentieth century. I argue that through its alliance with the discourses of physiology, phrenology, and colonialism...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 61–69.
Published: 01 November 2023
... phrase we use to describe already world-ending, ecological violence. Enclosed in a postwar present, it is a violence that reaches back to settler colonialism, genocide, slavery, and, as Leilani Nishime and Kim D. Hester Williams explain, the production of race as a category of “ naturalized difference...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
... portrays the “authentic” Heimat as a mere fantasy of urban culture. The fascination of the careless protagonist with the Heimat is apparently not based on any famil- iarity with the actual landscape and its traditional inhabitants. Already on his way from his apartment to the mountains, Meyer stands...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 179–197.
Published: 01 November 2014
... to use the theoretical insights of trauma studies as a tool to analyze the return to Germany as imagined in a few revealing examples from Israeli cinema.   9. Janet Walker, “Moving Testimonies and the Geography of Suffering: Perils and Fantasies of Belonging after Katrina,” Continuum: Journal...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 225–235.
Published: 01 November 2023
...: Mythography and Mythology in the Nineteenth Century .” In The Shadow-Walkers: Jacob Grimm’s Mythology of the Monstrous , edited by Shippey Tom , 1 – 28 . Tempe : Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies , 2005 . Sunseri Thaddeus . “ Exploiting the ‘Urwald’: German Post-colonial...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147–185.
Published: 01 February 2010
... of being ugly and unlovable but defi es it through drawing men’s looks to her fully cloaked body and heavily made-up face. Her physical and psychological handicaps become incorporated into her erotic fantasy: Monologue seven: His feelings for me are pure, they show on his face, he...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 145–168.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jens Hacke The work of the political economist Moritz Julius Bonn (1873–1965), one of the prolific intellectuals of his time, but today undeservingly forgotten, covers the main issues of political liberalism from the Kaiserreich to the Bundesrepublik. An early critic of imperialism and colonial...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and the notorious fantasies of catastrophe into enlightened certainty [ Aufklärungsgewißheit ].” 4 Like Bohrer, critics who engaged with the novel in the 1970s and early 1980s often returned to this supposed politics/aesthetics divide in their readings. In 1983, when this journal published English...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 75–98.
Published: 01 February 2010
... fantasies. Silvester Countdown, which Roehler calls fairly autobiographical,23 depicts a couple’s failure to sustain a togetherness beyond the initial hedo- nistic infatuation. We observe how they confront the imminent failure to transform their relationship from an initially intense, almost...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201–227.
Published: 01 August 2017
... that the German military was turning to real genocide in Southwest Africa to solve its own colonial uprising. By showcasing sexual fantasies made possible by the colonial state of exception, Wilde and Strauss committed the intellectual violence of orientalism. The racial hierarchy and othering...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... predicament, do not find themselves in the same position of extreme need yet can still be transported and moved attests to the power of fantasy the narrator touts in appealing to “the absolute freedom of the imagination [ Phantasie ]” that would accompany his commitment to uncompromising political struggle (2...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 171–189.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Niederland, The Schreber Case: Psychoanalytic Profi le of a Paranoid Personality (Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic, 1984), 85–91. Hereafter cited as SC. Tasmania, Niederland observes, was a British penal colony; the opulent and bloody history of Flor- ence, the capital of Tuscany, signifi ed sin and crime...