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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
...John Brenkman Just as Jürgen Habermas's dialogue with Cardinal Ratzinger shifted critical theory's stance toward religion, the dialogue between Gianni Vattimo and René Girard reveals tensions within philosophy's critical appropriations of Christianity. Vattimo draws on Heidegger and hermeneutics...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 41–64.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the threatening female body. Warning Shadows thus draws on a common cinematic trope in which a powerful male gaze takes control of a passive female object. It does so, however, in response to a specific historical moment in which that female body represented a fundamentally new and threatening sociocultural...
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Published: 01 November 2019
Figure 7. Hans Hollein, Mobiles Büro (1969). Architecture, Installation PVC-foil, pneumatic, electric blower (or vacuum cleaner), typewriter (Hermes Baby), telephone, drawing board, pencil, rubber, thumbtacks, floor piece synthetic turf, 225×120 cm. Generali Foundation Collection—Permanent Loan More
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 12. Display from the exhibition Reisen: Fotos von unterwegs , Literaturmuseum der Moderne, Marbach, 2014. Drawings by Amina Handke, Peter Handke, Notizbuch 009 , November 1976–January 1977, 77–78. 7.5 × 12 cm. Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach, HS.2007.0010.00009. Peter Handke More
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 5–20.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the Cold War. This article I proposes to conceive of theory as a genre, that is, as an institution controlling the production, dissemination, and reception of texts. Drawing on the archives of the leading West German theory publishers Suhrkamp and Merve, the article follows the policies and strategies...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 39–60.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Joe Paul Kroll This article explores the difficulties involved in theory transfer in the humanities from Germany to the English-speaking countries as they appear from the perspective of the publishing industry. Drawing on interviews with publishing professionals in Germany, the United States...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2018
... these features of Benjamin’s allegorical image of chance, the article considers it alongside an alternate image found in Benjamin Constant’s portrayal of Napoleonic warfare. Finally, and in connection with the gambler, the article draws out the aleatory elements of yet another of Benjamin’s dialectical images...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... in exile and the other in inner emigration. Drawing on recent postsecular approaches to pair the thought of the Catholic conservative Haecker and the Jewish-Marxist Benjamin, the present article details the context of Haecker’s book and Benjamin’s review and traces their respective mystical theories...
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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 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Kate Rigby Theodor Storm's novella Der Schimmelreiter is set in northwestern Germany, a region with a long history of dyke building and coastal flooding. Drawing on insights into material agency, complexity, and the entwinement of materiality and discourse that have emerged from science studies, I...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Lydia Goehr This essay investigates global discourse in the shadow of the 1960s. It draws on the views of Nelson Goodman, Marshall McLuhan, and Theodor W. Adorno to explore three concepts central to music in the age of global transmission: compliance, current, and virtuality. It looks at “Three...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Bo Earle In Negative Dialectics Theodor W. Adorno attempts to work through the death of aura. Drawing on G. W. F. Hegel's account of the “beautiful soul” from the Phenomenology of Spirit and Robert Pippin's account of “modern melancholia” in Friedrich Nietzsche, I interpret these attempts in terms...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 83–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
... aesthetic more generally, I aim to draw out the implicit claims of Simmel's materialism from within his seemingly seamless commitment to psychologism. New German Critique, Inc. 2009 Georg Simmel’s Timeless Impressionism Todd Cronan...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 65–84.
Published: 01 February 2011
... for the tainted war experience of German civilians. This article explores the tensions between the new televisuality of German suffering and the persisting charge of revisionism leveled by some journalists and scholars at the blockbuster TV docudramas. Drawing on Aleida Assmann's deconstruction of the seemingly...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
...C. Stephen Jaeger Critical theory has made little use of “aura” and virtually none of “charisma.” Drawing on passages from Homer and Marcel Proust, this article broadens the view of aura that has developed among Walter Benjamin and his commentators and adds to the view of Max Weber and his...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 51–62.
Published: 01 November 2011
... to produce a theory of charisma, Melville and Weber are drawing on the same source, King Ahab of the Old Testament. Based on these biblical traces in Melville and Weber, this article proposes a new reading both of Moby-Dick and of Weber's theory of charismatic leadership. © 2011 by New German Critique, Inc...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... triggers in his modern biographers. While Fest aims to reenact Hitler's highly theatrical and emotional style, Kershaw disrupts Hitler's aesthetical mise-en-scène in his form of narrative, drawing on quotations and witness accounts. For Kershaw, charisma cannot be understood without reconstructing...
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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...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... a new course, an experiential ontology, which is grounded in and draws attention to the value of lived experiences. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Rahel Varnhagen: Arendt’s Experiential Ontology Kimberly Maslin Hannah Arendt’s work has...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
...S. D. Chrostowska The essay argues that utopian thinking plays a central role in Theodor W. Adorno's social critique. To make the case, Chrostowska draws on Adorno's critical engagements with Walter Benjamin, Thorstein Veblen, Oswald Spengler, and Aldous Huxley. Adorno offers two utopian visions...