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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 41–66.
Published: 01 February 2022
... attempt to make Leonardo da Vinci relevant for the French poet’s age. Comparing Blumenberg’s comments on contemporary art with those in US formalist art criticism (Clement Greenberg, Michael Fried) provides a unique constellation of later modernist thinking on the plastic arts (painting and sculpture...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201–227.
Published: 01 August 2017
... aesthetic pathology” would not “suppress such phenomena” but allow unhealthy expressive tendencies to run their course like a fever. Although the formalist Hanslick was concerned about the 39. Hanslick, Hanslick’s Music Criticisms, 291. 214  Sound Biopolitics metaphorical health of musical...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 27–43.
Published: 01 August 2007
..., his influence among political and critical theorists indisputable. Yet interest in Schmitt is almost always accompanied by a certain anxiety. Did he not, however briefly, serve the Nazis by supporting the Röhm purge and calling for “Jewish” influence to be eliminated from German culture...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 5–21.
Published: 01 August 2021
... an antidote to current all-inclusive conceptualizations of form. Copyright © 2021 by New German Critique, Inc. 2021 9. For a provocative reading of the history of that opposition, see North, Literary Criticism . 10. Lindner and Lüdke, Materialien zur ästhetischen Theorie . 11...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 41–67.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., e.g., John Lewis Gaddis, The Cold War: A New History (London: Penguin, 2006). From a different angle, wider in scope and in argumentation, see Eric Hobsbawm, The Age of Extremes: A History of the World, 1914–1991 (London: Vintage, 1996). 6. See, e.g., a more critical reading by Martin Gilbert...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 6–8.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Susan Buck-Morss These short statements were presented in the roundtable discussion held at the September 2012 Columbia University conference dedicated to Miriam Hansen, “Cinema and the Legacies of Critical Theory.” The discussion was moderated by Eric Rentschler; the panelists included Heide...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Ricardo Samaniego de la Fuente Abstract Rejecting a reading of Theodor W. Adorno as a critic of the culture industry who could not conceive of film’s critical potential, many commentators have argued that for Adorno, film can become autonomous and thus a medium for social critique. This article...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Peter E. Gordon Abstract This article seeks to reconstruct a central claim of Theodor W. Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory , namely, that art is simultaneously autonomous and socially conditioned. The thesis of art’s “double character” is often misunderstood, especially by critics who wish to fault Adorno...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 47–65.
Published: 01 August 2014
... School, 1913), 147. 8. Epes Winthrop Sargent, Technique of the Photoplay (New York: Moving Picture World, 1916), 11. Hereafter cited as TP. 9. Victorin Jasset, “An Essay on Mise-en-Scène in Cinematography,” in French Film Theory and Criticism, 1907–1939, ed. and trans. Richard Abel, vol. 1...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... and Emancipation develop a critical relation to society.3 In 1976 Shierry Weber observed that in Habermas’s work “interest in the subjective or interactional components of domination has led to a more systematic return to the original problems of the nature of reason and its role in history, without...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
...” in the development of photomontage: “The fi rst has its origins in American advertising. This is the so-called formalist-advertising photomontage, widely used by Dadaists and expressionists in the West. The second line developed independently on Soviet soil. This is the political-agitation photomontage, which...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
... Modernist,” Colin Lang shows that Blumenberg’s use of art to gain insight into the formation of epochs also includes a connection between his immanent theory of modernity and a philosophy of art that reveals him to be a theoretician of aesthetic modernism parallel to contemporaneous US formalist art critics...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... monuments to the memory of a tabooed and increasingly marginalized avant-garde. They seem to provide a domesticated means of survival for a modernist and formalist aesthetic aggressively condemned by the state. Rediscovered in Glöckner’s Dresden studio during preparation for a 2009 exhibition...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 23–44.
Published: 01 February 2015
... has not gone unnoticed in the relevant bibliography. See, e.g., the critical observations by Christian Schneider, according to whom “the common interpretation of the early work insists one- sidedly on the features of Lukács’s theoretical physiognomy that allow a linear construction of his overall...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 85–110.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the function and itinerary of “serious” criticism. This lacuna includes the position and role of Filmkritik . The leading German cinephile magazine was founded to create a “legitimate” postwar German film criticism against prevailing “impressionism,” but within a decade it had transformed from an organ...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 223–237.
Published: 01 February 2015
... , even if only from the perspective of Western societies, can be seen already if we consider some recent social research that puts the critical complaint—that the youth of today no longer rebel as they ought to—in a very different perspective. In view of the current state within these societies...
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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 (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 133–162.
Published: 01 August 2017
... no critical edge. Jürgen Habermas, for instance, promotes a sustained critique of current European mentalities that aims to unravel Europe's normative potential. In critical dialogue with Habermas's most recent ideas on this subject, the article argues that, to be meaningful, the European promise requires...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 15–47.
Published: 01 August 2006
... characters such as Communist (or Socialist Unity) Party secretaries appear today mostly in comic mode, it may be hard to recall the critical point of such characters as well as the dramatic and social confl icts about agency and productivity that they once represented. Nonetheless, despite...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2019
...), and it becomes even more so in her third, Toni Erdmann (2016), which generated a furor among audiences and critics. Taking Sigmund Freud’s reflections on ambivalence and overdetermination as its starting point, this article examines Ade’s film as a synthetic tragicomedy in which comedy and tragedy do...
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