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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
... of anthropomorphism and abstraction that structures modern production. Müller also considers mythical thinking itself a force of production and a technology; it is, Müller wrote, “an aggregate, a machine, onto which other new machines can always be coupled.” Both myths of labor and myth as labor converge...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
... on the planet's ecosystems have forced the humanities to reassess such anthropological and biological assumptions. Recent strategies of the environmental humanities include either reformulating classic humanism with ecological frames or seeking alternative, “posthumanist” perspectives that avoid its inherent...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 9–33.
Published: 01 February 2017
... focuses on the Degenerate Art exhibition in Munich and the extremes of a state-run campaign against modern art that was part of a broader attempt to impose the National Socialist conception of art by force. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 National Socialism art policy degenerate art...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 35–55.
Published: 01 February 2017
.... During the Weimar Republic, he became a driving force behind a museum reform movement promoting a policy for arts and culture that supported the collection of contemporary art in German museums. After Adolf Hitler's rise to power, Gurlitt had to step down from his museum role. He started a career...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
... tale foreground the ineluctable force of viewpoint in any narrative performance of ecocatastrophe. As such, it exemplifies how narrative fiction can provide an imaginative space of reflection to investigate both the complex causality of hybrid natural-cultural disasters and different modalities...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 61–81.
Published: 01 February 2009
...” the dynamics of totalitarianism, read as an ongoing attempt to “destroy” the coercive force of totalitarian logicality. What the calculated unpredictability of Arendt's speech act, what its stylistic dissonance and the correlating dislogic seem to invoke, is the epistemic appropriation of the totalitarian...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 75–98.
Published: 01 February 2010
... an entire generation in his films as assuming the affective force of necessary failure and, as such, utopian hope. Although individual films never offer up their utopia as “realistically” obtainable, the sensation of utopia emerging from within the itinerative serialization of one and the same problem...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., of the nation's survivors. As the rubble on the streets and the destruction in a returned soldier's mind, material damage and mental wreckage, become intertwined, the compensatory narrative suggests that both have been caused by outside forces. By scrutinizing the prominent role of rubble in the so-called rubble...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 85–113.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Susanne Vees-Gulani The great popularity of the TV docudrama Dresden (2006) can be explained chiefly by its locale and subject matter: ever since the Allied forces bombed the city, many have seen it as the key symbol for the brutality of modern warfare. Immediately after he bombings, before...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
... unification. Schwartz's photographs allow a proper historicization of Profitlich's architectural photography, but the latter's numerous intertextual references to twentieth-century photographic practices force a dialectical reading of Berlin-Bilder , whose ostensible conservatism and nostalgia...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of this essay can be explained only when more substantial works of Benjamin are taken into account. Benjamin's contemporaneous essay “Goethe's Elective Affinities ” is used to elucidate the reasoning behind his view that divine violence provides an escape from myth's forces of totalization. Recent scholarship...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 179–197.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Ido Ramati The article explores the phenomenon of return to Germany in contemporary Israeli cinema and argues that this return encodes a therapeutic construct for cultural healing from the traumas of forced migration and the Holocaust. Trauma studies supplies a theoretical framework...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 1–24.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... By investigating the fate of Münzenberg's Thälmann campaign and his supraparty organization the Internationale Arbeiterhilfe, the article examines why the Comintern undermined the AIZ , a forceful proponent of antifascism in the European public sphere, and how Joseph Stalin intended to control Münzenberg's media...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 155–179.
Published: 01 February 2018
... , which reads the hero’s epic journey as an allegory for the emergence of subjectivity. Horkheimer and Adorno interpret Homer’s female characters as sensual forces of nature that Odysseus must resist in his quest for homecoming. Yet, conspicuously absent from Horkheimer and Adorno’s analysis—and previous...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., it is a structural force in the history of Western thought that returns in Jewish, Christian, and even secular phenomena. Nonetheless, for both scholars, messianism was a paradoxical, anarchic, apocalyptic, and revolutionary phenomenon best understood from the perspective of heresy. Focusing on the role of heresy...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of the transcendental life force in the human species as a whole. Copyright © 2019 by New German Critique, Inc. 2019 Martin Heidegger Oskar Goldberg modern gnosticism vitalism geopolitics This article brings together two thinkers, one of whom, Martin Heidegger, will be known to all the readers...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of that figure as the art object itself in Adorno’s analysis of art’s enforced distance from empirical reality. Just as the angel is forced to observe the wreckage of history from afar, the art object must remain framed within its own socially produced constraints, which protects it from what it observes...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the Swedish figures Ström and Rogeby near the end of the second volume feature the imagination as a force of aesthetic and political resistance respectively: whereas the narrator’s engagement with Géricault’s Raft yields a vision of common plight and solidarity in defiance of colonialist and fascist...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 155–178.
Published: 01 February 2023
... and revenge reattain the dignity of the victim. The problem of resentment emerges for Améry when revenge is no longer possible. Resentment is in this sense a revolt against time as an unstoppable force that blocks the way to revenge and hence to the reattainment of the dignity of the victim. yfeller...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 65–91.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the experience of the victim with the perspective of the witness. In this way, it is argued, Weiss’s narrative enables an identification with the mute experience of destruction while converting that experience into a future-oriented political force: the emergence and continuation of collective struggle...
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