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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 39–63.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Anna M. Parkinson This article analyzes a paradigm shift in the late 1980s within West German discourses on coming to terms with Germany's Nazi past. Exploring the role of citation and ekphrasis in Anne Duden's book The Judas Sheep , the article argues that the relationship between postwar...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 171–195.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Susanne Knittel Abstract In recent years, reenactment has emerged as a compelling and controversial form of coming to terms with the past ( Vergangenheitsbewältigung ). As reconstructions of past events inflected through contemporary contexts and concerns, reenactments prompt an affective...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 31–47.
Published: 01 August 2010
... (1948) and One, Two, Three (1961). My focus is on what the production and reception of these three films suggest about Wilder's evolving relationship to postwar Germany's coming to terms with its Nazi past, and how this evolution dovetails with, in part resists but also gives comedic articulation...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... Vergangenheitsbewältigung, coming to terms with the past, of the immediate postwar years” (304). 7. Arendt closes her report with a hypothetical statement with which she argues that the judges should have addressed Eichmann, showing that the only valid punishment for his actions was capi- tal punishment. Like...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 177–204.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of the West (1918, 1922), he sought to make Spengler’s analysis of Weimar Germany’s undemocratic tendencies—“Caesarism”—serve progressive ends. However, Adorno’s essay was not just an effort at “coming to terms with the past” in Adenauerian West Germany. Reading the essay’s original 1941 version together...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 173–205.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Jakub Gortat Austria is often viewed as a country that has come to terms with the National Socialist past only arduously concealed behind the myth of being the first victim of Hitler’s Germany. One of the participants that contributed to a shift in the memory has been the Documentation Center...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 9–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and preservation. The two are interlinked in And Along Come Tourists through a network of information transfer that relies on what we may loosely term strategies of fixing the past in its place. While the preservationists of Thalheim’s film emphasize the need to maintain the authenticity of Holocaust...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 61–69.
Published: 01 November 2023
... of white Euro-American affluence and come to terms with a future that has already arrived. Coming to terms with the past, in other words, depends on the capacity to experience history, to both register and tolerate difference and variation, to see the contradictions and to break with what Max...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 65–84.
Published: 01 February 2011
... history through a nonrevisionist, even antirevi- sionist lens.3 What is more, Dresden, March of Millions, and Die Gustloff put forth a populist reckoning with the civilian experience during the last years of the Third Reich that amounts to its own kind of televisual coming to terms with the past...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2019
... radical employed by Immanuel Kant. Where for Kant radical was intended in the sense of enrooted as a structural propensity of the self, for both Arendt and Adorno radical becomes an intensifier employed to come to terms with the novelty of a historical phenomenon that in its ambition and scale...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 31–52.
Published: 01 August 2013
... as it is is not, in moral terms, how- ever, the world as given, but one shaped by countless human activities constitu- tive of the multiplicity/multiverse. Thus, though we come into the world as is, by our coming into it, it comes to be a different world as we act on it. The agglomerated consequences...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
... to that offered by Bloch: “The future is caus- ally produced by our acts in the past, while the way we act is determined by our anticipation of the future and our reaction to this anticipation.”15 Žižek also points out that Alain Badiou follows this process in his use of the term futur antérieur, in which...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2015
..., espe- cially traumatic episodes, that we believed safely done with have come back to haunt us in an unprecedented way. Her fascinating volume attempts to address the effects of this asymmetry of “the too much past and too little future” conundrum on our society. It leads inevitably...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 53–72.
Published: 01 February 2006
... on a distinctly Benjaminian notion, it cites the past that, through the expression of suffer- ing, comes to be for the first time only in the survivor’s present. While in the unfinished Arcades Project Benjamin interprets citation as a passage,28 in his essay on the epic theater it is described...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 135–153.
Published: 01 February 2011
... the recent past after the war and instead concentrated on rebuilding. Accord- ing to this narrative, Germans relied on silences and omissions to sustain them in the postwar era. Published in the late 1950s, Theodor W. Adorno’s criti- cisms of his fellow citizens for failing to “come to terms...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 137–153.
Published: 01 August 2015
... expectations of Ethan are overwhelming. He comes after their past, and so they determine his present. They decide what is best for him and are so intent on making him happy that they are unable to take into consideration what he wants for himself (A, 226, 87). The term Ethan uses to describe how...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2020
... their victimhood and contributes considerably to their difficulties in coming to terms with the troubled past. 23 They are suffering from the unsatisfactory acknowledgment of their resistance against the Nazi system. Klaus Amann highlights the fact that while the Slovenian partisans played a significant role...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 115–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... and contradictions it unwittingly marshals in its very ambition to come to terms with the national past by documenting and narrating such “denied,” “forgotten,” “silenced,” or “unknown” familial legacies. While filling up the silence with those denied details, Ludin’s film, and others like it, does...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
...- ima Moralia.7 The path to the possibility of thinking the world in utopian terms, as a place of potentially universal freedom and happiness, is indirect, steering clear of affirmation. Thought “waits,” slumbering, devoid of the desire called utopia, and what it waits for is the past (that part...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of the ruler” (A, 109). Nietzsche could hardly have put it better. In Freudian terms, one might refer to infantilism—just as Adorno did with regard to the neutralizing neoclassicism of Stravinsky: “The archaic only comes to light uncensored 34. Lawrence Dreyfus, “Early Music Defended against Its...