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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
... the possibility to embody or express the negativity of mimesis. Adorno believes in the material expression of negativity in art, while Lacoue-Labarthe deems it impossible. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Negativity (Dis)embodied: Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe and Theodor W. Adorno on Mimesis...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 7–20.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., and expressive movement and gesture shape human subjectivities within a newly mediatized social realm. The article explores Balázs’s consequent plea for a film politics of popular embodiment and asks what a survey of Balázs’s writings as both critic and theorist tell us about the political valences of his film...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 63–77.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., the leader has to be made a constitutive feature of crowds. Tarde's work on imitation and suggestion gives rise to an alternative notion of the leader—one who embodies the conjuncture of crowds—and thus opens a new perspective on the self-referential constitution of crowds. For Tarde, the figure...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 137–165.
Published: 01 August 2013
... embodied perverse or abject masculinities that Grosz, who portrayed himself as a priapic heterosexual artist in the American landscape, rejected. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Torture and Masculinity in George Grosz’s Interregnum James A. Van...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 55–92.
Published: 01 February 2014
... embodies the defining tension at work within history. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Palintropos Harmoniê: Jacob Taubes and Carl Schmitt “im liebenden Streit” Bruce Rosenstock Jacob Taubes (1923–87) is perhaps most...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
... . There are material grounds for this difference in underground identity, but this essay focuses on the Wall that gave the city a metaphorics of space symbolizing the global divisions it embodied in a brutally physical manner and the tunnels that, in their very invisibility, were seen both to echo and to subvert...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Tyler Schroeder Abstract This article examines how the activity of writing mediates among the private, the public, and the transcendent in the work of Siegfried Kracauer and Ernst Jünger. For each, the task of modern criticism requires personal, embodied, and agonistic participation...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 89–131.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to embody. Through close analysis of their photomontages, this essay argues that Moholy-Nagy and Brandt were like-minded in their investigations of how the lessons of Dada and constructivism might be absorbed into a new form of Bauhaus photomontage, how artists and designers could help reshape society...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 197–228.
Published: 01 February 2019
...) ideologies and “spiritualized” visions of an organic social order. UHU’ s sunbathers and expressive dancers embodied the dynamic tensions of the new technological society—tensions that would resolve, with drastic consequences, in the following decade. Copyright © 2019 by New German Critique, Inc. 2019...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
...-stylization and embodied his striving at the descriptive representation of unsayability. Blumenberg’s theoretical figure of the distanced yet critically engaged spectator is distinguished both from Martin Heidegger’s notion of thinking as action and from Edmund Husserl’s positioning of the philosophical...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 93–112.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and embodied future acts of reading that generate new historical linkages and orientations across temporal, geographic, and medial gaps. Weiss’s novel mediates twentieth-century history of antifascist resistance with a perspective attuned to multiple possibilities inherent in historical instances. Furthermore...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 103–128.
Published: 01 February 2023
... practices are evaluated in terms of how well they balance nearness and distance to produce the ethical, political, epistemological, and embodied dimensions of freedom. The dialectic that emerges between nearness and distance can become a powerful interpretive lens for understanding Benjamin’s criticisms...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 113–133.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., the following essay illuminates not only how reading and writing embody these oppositions between form and formless but also how this tension culminates in Weiss’s poetic regeneration of a Marxism uncanny in nature despite what he perceived as dialectical materialism’s bureaucratic exhaustion in the Eastern...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 191–216.
Published: 01 August 2020
... original task. The text specifies the key Kantian concepts of experience, knowledge, and freedom as concepts that must be transformed in order for the task to be realized at the present historical moment. Indeed, the very fact of considering the task in relation to a historical moment already embodies...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
... “The enemy embodies our own question” or “The enemy is a figure for our own ques- tion.”1 This line, originally from a poem by one of Schmitt’s friends, Theodor Däubler, evokes what is arguably one of the best-known aspects of Schmitt’s thought: the idea that, just as morality is about the distinction...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 171–194.
Published: 01 February 2016
... to communicate fail, how- ever: she cannot fly there; the tiny travel agency that operated out of a green- grocery store in New York City’s Chinatown and sold the last tickets to Japan has disappeared for good. At this point, Tawada’s “Island of Eternal Life”— Japan—seems to embody an inaccessible...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... logical conclusion when he claims that “the only sub- stantive difference between Kant and Adorno lies in the history of the last two hundred years; that history consists of a transplantation of whatever it is that was once embodied by aesthetic judgment into what now occurs as the history...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... symptom and Marxian commodity form, Adorno reads embodied suffering as signs of dehumanization that do not require a positive definition of the human. Martin Heidegger’s fundamental ontology proposed the second response, seeking to destroy traditional concepts of human essence and recover a more...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 15–47.
Published: 01 August 2006
... more than a decade ago on the eve of unifi cation, Germanists and others may fi nd it unfashionable to revisit the embodiment of positive heroes and model workers on the stages of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR). Especially when portrayals of once pivotal characters such as Communist...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): iii–xiv.
Published: 01 November 2020
... later work on GDR culture, David dealt not with abstract theoretical or philosophical bodies of thought (Lenin vs. Korsch vs. Lukács) but with artistic practices, the legacies of avant-garde aesthetics, and what he later called “the powers of speech.” Brecht in the postwar GDR embodied all the conflicts...