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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 171–188.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Weihong Bao This article revisits Miriam Hansen's theory of vernacular modernism by putting it in dialogue with wartime Chongqing propaganda film theory. Comparing key points of parallel between Hansen's dual interest in the linguistic and sensorial function of cinema and Chongqing propaganda film...
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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...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 7–20.
Published: 01 November 2020
... theory now. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 film theory embodiment politics This article contributes to the dossier perspectives from the interwar writings of the film journalist and theorist Béla Balázs. My focus is on Balázs’s contribution to understandings of changing...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 159–169.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Martin Jay Miriam Hansen's studies of both American silent film and Frankfurt School film theory drew on the critique of Jürgen Habermas's concept of the public sphere developed by Oskar Negt and Alexander Kluge. Expanding it beyond the bourgeoisie and stressing the importance of experience as well...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 47–65.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Yuri Tsivian The history of editing as sketched in this article examines the theory of vernacular modernism proposed by Miriam Hansen in 1999. Taking stock of physical, optical, and temporal limitations imposed by the medium of film on actors, playwrights, and directors leads to a system...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 3–6.
Published: 01 August 2014
.../0094033X-2680855  © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 3 4  Dossier on Cinema and Experience book on “Frankfurt” film theory was destined for change. How was one, in view of this significant shift, to situate the cinema experience...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 20–28.
Published: 01 August 2014
... the context of film studies. Anton Kaes: I believe that Miriam’s ultimate project was to use the writings of “The Other Frankfurt School,” as Cinema and Experience was originally titled, to reflect on larger questions about the function and status of critical theory, history, and modern media. Miriam...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 83–103.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-American scholarship, particularly in the history of film studies. The article situates the trope of anonymity at the heart of Kracauer's oeuvre, where it helps define a nonsovereign subject in response to modernity. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Siegfried Kracauer Critical Theory...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 59–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
... concepts into ones that could be made serviceable for Marxism. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 film theory race in film Walter Benjamin physiognomy Ludwig Ferdinand Clauss References Balázs Béla . 1970 . Theory of the Film: Character and Growth of a New Art . New York...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 9–11.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and Experience exemplifies Miriam Hansen’s lifelong endeavor to historicize theory and theorize history. An inspiring model for historical work in film theory, her book revisits canonical texts by Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno in light of the present. How do their writ- ings...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Gerd Gemünden; Noah Isenberg References Bálazs Béla . Early Film Theory: “Visible Man” and “The Spirit of Film,” edited by Carter Erica , translated by Livingstone Rodney . New York : Berghahn , 2010 . Farocki Harun . Meine Nächte mit den Linken: Texte, 1964...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
... as a variation of the Balinese teleologies of trance. Inwards (Nazi Germany): The common ground for the comparability between Nazi German tic and Balinese clonus lies in Bateson’s media theory. It might be helpful for the reader’s understanding to preface the citation of the respective passage in his film...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 12–14.
Published: 01 August 2014
... experience of cinema. What surprised me more than anything else was the collective character of her initial encounters with film and film theory. Miriam discovered cinema as a member of a group. The public sphere she continually wrote about was not an abstract concept but a frame for the shifting...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and Walter Benjamin. Kracauer’s concept of “surface” and Benjamin’s notion of “play,” for example, which Miriam Hansen analyzes so brilliantly,3 have unexpected precursors in the prewar debates. The technoromantic outlook manifests itself not only in theory but also in film practice. Even at the time...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 29–34.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., Adorno, and Benjamin. Gertrud Koch: Cinema and Experience makes a significant contribution to the history of ideas: it is essential reading for anyone interested in film theory and its genesis. A landmark text, Miriam’s meticulous study examines theory in its historical context, but without...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the modern city. If objects are actors in Kafka, an analysis of their roles begins not with recent theories of nonhuman agency but with the little-known history of early object animation films and their contemporaneous reception among artists and critics. A fascination with the animation and agency...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 73–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... not ascribe to film as film negative qualities, possibly diminishing his reflective capacities. The dispute about the difference between mass art and high art is taken back to the emergence of the notion of culture industry as replacement for mass art in the frame of social theory. Comparing the different...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 159–178.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Traudl Junge, and the families of Nazi perpetrators. Drawing on theories of shame developed by Emmanuel Lévinas (1935) and Ruth Leys (2007), it demonstrates how these films perform a move away from guilt in the juridical or moral sense and toward shame as an exposure of the psychological and emotional...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 73–91.
Published: 01 November 2020
... the early 1920s, to American slapstick. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 Siegfried Kracauer film criticism Weimar cinema slapstick film theory When the Schumann-Großkino opened in 1923 as Germany’s largest cinema, among the spectators was a young man eager to make his...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 149–161.
Published: 01 November 2023
... the language and tools for bringing more of the “self” into the relationship between “self” and “object of study.” Whole worlds of theories, continually extending, have yoked interpretation to sensation, situating the body, perception, and the senses at the center of film spectatorship. “The idea of the body...
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