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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 5–21.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Eva Geulen Abstract The article assesses Theodor W. Adorno’s relevance today by engaging contemporary interests in form that have led to a surprising renaissance of his thought in recent years (in Tilo Wesche and Josh Robinson, among others). Comparing and contrasting this most recent focus...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 1–32.
Published: 01 August 2018
... forth an as yet unheard-of entity, a creature beyond form. The prefix ent has an active and elevating rather than a privative force: formlessness is imagined as the generation of a new reality liberated from received forms. Poetic speech, so conceived, is emphatically transformative, effecting...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 119–145.
Published: 01 February 2010
..., this article argues that Simmel formulated three, not two, forms of individualism, although the third one appears only in his later writings. This third variant is a certain radicalization of qualitative individualism, though it is a radicalization that transcends separate individuality and moves toward...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 133–153.
Published: 01 August 2018
... literary form, as a nonindexical linguistic device to resist the harm and violence brought about through a language used for classification and delineation, and as a poetic figure to write an impossible conversation into existence. At the end, in a final fold of the text, the speaker of the monologue...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
... defined position within the totality of consciousness, an account of consciousness that closely parallels Alois Riegl’s theory of the spectator as a formally defined component of works of art. Both Lukács and Riegl incorporate notions of agency and active involvement in the forms of representation...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 73–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Adorno's more than skeptical position toward film relies on notions of self-reflexivity usually on reserve for high art. When Stanley Cavell situates film as a reflective form of skepticism that binds camera, spectator, and image together, it comes neatly to this position. Adorno at this point does...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 103–124.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Olivia Landry Abstract Spurred by the search for the identity of a colonial soldier captured in Germany during World War I, who left his trace in the form of a story in the sound archive in Berlin, Philip Scheffner’s documentary film The Halfmoon Files (2007) is an excavation of an obscured moment...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 25–56.
Published: 01 February 2020
... with Oskar Negt, this article analyzes not only various forms of questions posed in these genres but also the epistemological dimension of questioning. This perspective reveals how a Marxian model of writing becomes the point of departure for Kluge’s work on artistic method. It demonstrates that his...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 93–98.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Barton Byg Abstract Presented here for the first time in English translation is one of Harun Farocki’s earliest publications in the journal Filmkritik , of which he later became editor. Composed largely of quotations, Farocki’s text reports on film courses at the Wannseeheim Youth Center, a form...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Daniel K. L. Chua Theodor W. Adorno's “theory of the symphony” is modeled on Beethoven's heroic symphonies; these works form the basis for Adorno's arguments against the broadcast of symphonies on radio. A “radio symphony,” he claims, is not the same as the real thing and fails to deliver the true...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
... form of criticism as an intervention into the Methodenstreit (methodological debate) and the field of social energetics, two crucial discussions around 1900 on the future of the humanities. The article also shows that Worringer's new criticism, which takes the form of the Denkbild (thought-image...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... This essay confronts Horkheimer and Adorno's argument with the less-celebrated work of the German philosopher Ernst Cassirer, whose functionalistic concept of myth as a symbolic form enables him to give detailed philosophical analyses of myth as a long-established form of life and as an artificial weapon...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... disaster orchestrated by the citizens of Santiago themselves. Three cognitive schemes play a role for how Kleist—and his fictional characters—imagines the vulnerability of human society: the theodicy, the sublime, and the state of emergency. These three symbolic forms are part of the surprisingly small...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 65–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
...-testimonials by Weimar Eintänzer and raises awareness about this fascinating form of male employment and its role in the development of a spectrum of modern masculinities. The Eintänzer Wilder is interested in fashion and good looks but controls his possible interest in sexual encounters with clients. Most...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 115–135.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Simon Ward Berlin's material past remains obstinately visible despite the predictions of urban theorists about the “overexposed” city. What is “remembering well” in contemporary Berlin: the preservation of a particular form of the city (Berlin's Planwerk Innenstadt ) or the remembering of one...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 11–39.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Leif Weatherby Hans Blumenberg’s only known treatment of the topic of artificial intelligence comes in the form of a fragmentary meditation on the first chatbot, Joseph Weizenbaum’s ELIZA. Blumenberg compares this program to the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, arguing that both AI and phenomenology...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 25–40.
Published: 01 August 2017
... analysis of the Verfremdungseffekt produced by montage, the alienating distanciation of unexpected juxtapositions, contributes to the construction of a true dialectical image of satire, which allows us to plot the oppositional axes of satire and to extrapolate the characteristics of other forms of mass...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Auerbach’s theory of the figure in relation to the historiographical innovations of Walter Benjamin and Aby Warburg, the revival of seriality in modernist aesthetics, and the narrative forms of twentieth-century literature, it argues that Auerbach’s work was shaped more significantly by modernist aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
... these with the literary reportage style of Egon Erwin Kisch. Its similarity to Der Querschnitt reveals the dialectical engagement of Berlin’s artist and journalist circles with mass cultural forms, including tourism. While guidebooks diversified to accommodate a modern “art-loving” demographic that ridiculed both...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Rosemarie Brucher Abstract Artistic self-injury, established as an art form since the late 1960s, polarizes the audience and still raises questions about the motivations behind such actions as well as about the narrative contexts in which they occur. While past research has focused on either...