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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Arnd Wedemeyer This article starts from the observation that Giorgio Agamben, in making the Roman sacratio the emblem for the modern political condition, passes over the peculiarities of the curse as a speech act. He suggests that Walter Benjamin offers the tools for such an analysis and hence for...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 1–6.
Published: 01 November 2008
... that Giorgio Agamben, in making the Roman sacratio the emblem for the modern political condi- tion, passes over the peculiarities of the curse as a speech act.” He suggests that Benjamin offers the tools for such an analysis and hence for determining political theology’s linguistic conditions...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 203–222.
Published: 01 November 2016
... simi- larly lists under its entry “to command, summon,” as well as “to forbid, pro- hibit; to curse.”5 Bann has five entries in the Grimm, which (in condensed form) run as follows: The power (legally, the jurisdiction) to banish (in the case of secular authori- ties) or to...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 155–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... obvious message in the Ring’s critique of ascetic renunciation—except that this critique remains hope- lessly entangled in the implicitly anti-Semitic idea that only Alberich is will- ing to curse love to gain social power. Yet, the critique of power as self-renun- ciation bears in itself a...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 171–189.
Published: 01 August 2008
... insubstantial apparitions of no real danger, the curse of soul murder weakens its grip, and the sinister aspects of the Almighty start to fade. The shift that Schreber engineers consecrates his visionary status, for it affords him enough distance to see God, instead of perceiving himself to be...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 95–114.
Published: 01 August 2007
... we find in his career, it was almost inevitable that Hitler’s end would point back to the concluding lines from Wag- ner’s opera: The last Roman curses you. Cursed be this city! Decay and wither, Rome! That is the will of your degenerate people.49 What we see in the...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 5–51.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in Painting” manifesto, the audience had become so agitated by these sensorial provocations that the Secession man- agement turned out the lights, hoping to end the evening. The fi n de siècle art space had grown concerned for the old materials in painting that Haus- mann was indirectly cursing...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
... form. For example, “Class Struggle,” “Der Totgesagte” (rumored as dead), appears disguised at the grave- side and is cursed: “Was für Nachrufe: im Feuilleton. Tod und Verklärung” (What obituaries: in the Feuilleton. Death and transfiguration) SP( , 37). They are, however, joined by a seventh...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
... owner: the old Angora, we are told, was Trin’ Jans’s “pride and joy . . . her sole companion and the only thing that her son, a seaman, had left her after meeting with sud- den death on this coast” (D, 25). In her dismay, the old woman curses Hauke. This curse would no doubt be considered...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
... that sexual desire constituted a discrete and insular identity while adopting the masculinists’ sympathy with death in depicting that identity. In turn, the works that made use of this narrative reproduced the very stereotype, so familiar today, that gay people are cursed with a death wish. The...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
...  © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 61 62  Remapping Relief and Rescue It is an acknowledged irony of history that the “cursed bloody soil” of occupied Germany became a postwar haven for some quarter of a...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... social and scholarly stigmatization after 1945. One of the most incisive and data-rich studies of “crematorium Esperanto” to date characterizes lagerzspracha as being “imbued with the inhuman situation [of the camp] and saturated with bru- talisms, inhumane curses and expletives. One can perceive...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 179–197.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in the film’s last scene, which also sug- gests a solution. In this scene, Shmuel takes all his anger out on the car, trying to smash it and cursing his attempt to trade with Germany. The damaged car embodies for him all the bad things that had happened to them: the unsuccess- ful journey and...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 53–72.
Published: 01 February 2006
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... inhabiting Aghion’s viewpoint: “He almost wanted to curse all of India or at least his curiosity and wanderlust, which had led him to this impasse.” The same perspectival collapse occurs when Aghion mistakes Naissa’s sister for his beloved: “The gulf between him and her suddenly seemed monstrous.” As...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... is, the more is written about him. Pieces of good advice to help with him and his works, their perfor- mance, etc., grow like mushrooms from the earth” (A, 48–49). Specialization, the curse of modernity’s division of labor, therefore led not to greater under- standing of the issues involved in...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... fi elds, the earth. This is already man’s destiny in paradise) (D, 189–90). “Der Fluch macht aus dem Dienst die Knechtschaft” (It is only the curse of expulsion from paradise that turns his service into servitude) (D, 190). It does not, however, corrupt human nature. His name relates Adam to...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 113–137.
Published: 01 February 2012