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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Michael McGillen The historiographical status of Erich Auerbach’s theory of figural interpretation, which he develops in “Figura” (1938) and Mimesis (1946), is complex. In its insistence on the fundamental historicity of its objects—of both the figure and its fulfillment—it carries forth...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 139–154.
Published: 01 November 2016
...” riddle figurations, as “dialectical images.” Riddle-Character, Interpretation, and Dialectical Image: Adorno’s Philosophy and the Case of Musical Performance Max Paddison “The form of every artistic utopia today...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to claim that the dissolution of any transcendent source of value and authority in the modern world—the advent of nihilism in that sense—is a liberating opening initiated in Western culture by the figure of Christ: Paul's interpretation of Christ's kenosis, divinity lowering itself into human mortality...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Goldstücker's readings of Kafka and his understanding of his own life through his readings of Kafka. Goldstücker gradually came to frame his own past in terms borrowed from Kafka's Trial while interpreting Kafka's writings as a commentary on totalitarianism. A close reading of his memoir, written in exile...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 65–91.
Published: 01 November 2022
..., and even death itself, into figures of emancipatory subjective agency. Analyses of the novel’s interpretive engagement with visual artworks such as Guernica demonstrate how these sections of the novelistic text interrupt historical temporality, establish a transhistorical collectivity, and superimpose...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 171–195.
Published: 01 August 2019
..., empathetic, and ethical engagement with the past. This makes them a particularly provocative means of engaging with the figure of the perpetrator and with questions of guilt, responsibility, and agency. This article reads reenactments by Romuald Karmakar and Milo Rau as challenges to a teleological...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2020
... Interpretation”: “We must learn to see more, to hear more, to feel more.” The aim of film criticism, following Sontag, should be to make works of art (including films), “and, by analogy our own experience—more, rather than less, real to us.” 10 Frieda Grafe would also become a figure of intense...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 141–178.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... Reformulating Foucault’s statement for today, the immaterial text is the ideological figure by which one marks the manner in which we fear materiality . Yet confronting materiality, integrating the materiality of texts and their production history into interpretative analysis, has the potential to radically...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., are allegorical beings. But in poetry Temperance and Constancy are not allegorical beings, but personified abstractions. Necessity invented these symbols for the artist, who could not otherwise indicate the significance of this or that figure” (68–69). 27. Describing Freud’s interpretation of the murder...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 133–160.
Published: 01 August 2022
... It is indeed a strikingly provocative moment, yet—as both Maddin and his screenwriter, Toles, were keen to point out—the link between incest and Canada was not explored in the responses to the film, not even by those interpreters who insisted on the “Canadianness” of Careful . Figure 8. Close-up...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Richard Westerman Abstract Interpretations of Georg Lukács’s theory of reification and consciousness have typically assumed that Lukács relies on an essentialized notion of subjectivity that can be restored by dereification. This article argues instead that he treats subjectivity as a formally...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 25–56.
Published: 01 February 2020
... aus der ideologischen Antike . Figure 8. How to Light a Petroleum Lamp. From Kluge, Nachrichten aus der ideologischen Antike. Kluge interprets Eisenstein’s montage technique as a tool for interviewing about the most mundane aspects of everyday life, its complicated and alienated reality...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
...: the combined figure of Justice and Victory. K. fails to interpret the figure, which is to say he interprets it in typically persecutory fashion as the goddess of the hunt. The pattern of projection is evident when K. reads the magistrate’s “dirty” books as evidence not of his corruption...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 61–74.
Published: 01 November 2007
... confron- tation with history as it really was, others, like Elie Wiesel, saw the docudrama as “an insult to those who perished and to those who survived.”3 In this sense, the dying of the last remaining historical witnesses is the essential precondi- tion for the current interpretative turn...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 91–116.
Published: 01 August 2019
... affects media representations and memory culture. On these levels of cultural memory, such references serve as tools to interpret recent or past events or to establish patterns for commemoration, which are often based on “figures of memory.” 1 According to Jan Assmann, as a result of a specific...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of his references to “theology.” © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Thinking beyond Secularization: Walter Benjamin, the “Religious Turn,” and the Poetics of Theory Daniel Weidner For a long time Walter Benjamin was figured...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
... it an overt interpretative slant would have constrained its ability to resist the pull of empirical reality. In emphasizing the manner in which the artwork selfishly undermines its own figurative elements, the angel of history as imagined by Benjamin is more easily understood in Adorno as though the artwork...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 191–216.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... Daniel Weidner drew my attention to this letter in a presentation that stressed the significance of the figure of the break as internal to tradition ( “On the Metaphilology of Tradition” ; see also Weidner, “Das Überstürzen der Tradition,” 36 ). Another presentation significantly stressed the relation...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 165–198.
Published: 01 November 2021
... would have occurred? Such a prospect, he tells us, would mean “enter[ing] into something that could never be righted again.” Much as there is no way to speak of “the time of that other interpretation” while one remains here , on the far side of its divide, so the one who touches the nether side...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
.... This ambivalence can be understood as rhetorical, since it is informed by a series of metaphors and figures that make up the complex fabric of these discourses. A close reading of selected texts of Max Weber shows how they were essential to formulating the concept of secularization around 1900. The present essay...