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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 203–222.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christopher Turner This article explores Theodor W. Adorno's “central concept” of the Bann , generally translated as “spell” and understood as a suggestive, if vague, metaphor. Through etymological analysis and investigation into Adorno's use of it in several key texts, especially Negative...
New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... commentators charisma as a useful concept for understanding elements of fiction and of representation generally. Charisma is a quality of persons; aura can rise up from things, places, events, and persons. Whereas charisma of art is a problem in aesthetics, aura is a product of the individual imagination...
New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 33–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Stefanos Geroulanos This article, part of a longer study of Edmund Husserl's influence in France, discusses three concepts—individuality, science, and Europe—that in the postwar period became central to the reception of Husserl. Then, around 1960—particularly in the work of Jacques Derrida...
New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Harry T. Craver Despite their opposed cultural agendas, the critic and journalist Siegfried Kracauer and the poet Gottfried Benn pursued similar projects of undermining traditional conceptions of the self. Kracauer, a leftist who was never aligned with a party, sought to push aside older notions of...
New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Harro Müller Theodor W. Adorno did not produce an explicit philosophy of language but was interested in theoretical and practical problems of language during his entire life. Situating Adorno's language conception within twentieth-century language philosophy and theory, this article reconstructs...
New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Justin Neville Kaushall Abstract This article argues that Immanuel Kant’s concept of disinterested contemplation is inadequate because it represses the historical suffering of nature, and thus the aesthetic object’s materiality. It also argues that Theodor W. Adorno’s concept of natural beauty...
New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Joshua Derman Charisma , a buzzword beloved by sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, self-help gurus, and scholars of celebrity, is in its modern secular usage a concept of very recent origin. Between 1915 and 1922 the German scholar Max Weber introduced it into the vocabulary of the...
New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Kimberly Maslin Hannah Arendt is sometimes described as humanizing Martin Heidegger; that is, she grounds Heideggerian concepts in a historically located body. Moreover, Dana Villa argues that rootlessness is Arendt's main project; it lies at the core of her explanation of the German genocide and...
New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 139–154.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Max Paddison This article proposes that it is the notion of the “image” that provides the key to how Adorno understands interpretation in both philosophy and art. It seeks to show that it is especially music, and musical interpretation as performance, that provides the model for Adorno's conception...
New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 105–132.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Çiğdem Çıdam Although it is one of the least theorized concepts in his oeuvre, Jürgen Habermas's recourse to constitutional patriotism at critical junctures of his intellectual career points to the concept's significant role in his democratic theory. In analyzing Habermas's invocations of...
New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 21–37.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anna Kinder Focusing on the methodological challenges and the empirical dimension of transatlantic theory transfer, this article provides an overview of the concepts and ideas of theory transfer. By examining the deployment of the term and by reconstructing the respective concepts of theory, it...
New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 111–124.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Mary Ann Doane Miriam Hansen's work consistently contests the “linguistic turn” of structuralism, poststructuralism, and 1970s film theory. Yet the trope of language seems to return incessantly in her critical discourse as a privileged object of analysis—the concept of a universal language...
New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Michael Cowan The Querschnittfilm (cross-section film) has long been recognized as a documentary genre appropriate to mass society that uses montage, not the narrative development of individual characters, to compare various people and phenomena. But the term and concept of Querschnitt had both a...
New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 81–103.
Published: 01 February 2020
... borrows and departs from both László Moholy-Nagy’s urban vision and Bertolt Brecht’s conception of urban capitalist modernity, the article shows that Kluge’s film reorients time-lapse cinematography and opens up a new form of perception. By incorporating transnational techno music, the film suggests a...
New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... This essay confronts Horkheimer and Adorno's argument with the less-celebrated work of the German philosopher Ernst Cassirer, whose functionalistic concept of myth as a symbolic form enables him to give detailed philosophical analyses of myth as a long-established form of life and as an artificial...
New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... early 1950s. They interpreted their own contemporary reality through the discourse of political theology, using the Schmittian concepts of divine decision, the crisis of democracy, and so on. With the entrance of Geulah Cohen—a former terrorist and a right-wing activist, but also a close friend of the...
New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Eva Horn Recent biographies of Adolf Hitler's life, especially those by Joachim C. Fest, Ian Kershaw, and Ludolf Herbst, have referred extensively to Max Weber's concept of charisma. The article raises the question of what it means to narrate the charisma of a historical figure such as Adolf Hitler...
New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 67–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... not only is informed by such figures as G. W. F. Hegel, Karl Marx, and Sigmund Freud but crucially draws on the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche as well. Marcuse undertakes an immanent critique and reformulation of the philosophical concept of essence, conceiving “essence” as an inexhaustible process...
New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 21–31.
Published: 01 August 2016
... scientific and technological. In the process, controversies have emerged around the concept of the Anthropocene, whose emphasis on the planetary agency of the human species conflicts with Marxist analyses of socioeconomic inequality and with posthumanist approaches that question the exceptionality of the...
New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... relationship between the people’s god and the earth. Both thinkers also reject the Darwinian concept of the “state as organism” in the new academic study of human geography known as Geopolitik . Both thinkers embrace a neovitalist concept of animal life as it was developed in the work of Jakob von Uexküll...