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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and never truly “works,” revealing literature's fragile dimension. Fragility not only addresses the vulnerability of bare human life but conveys the condition of literary and cultural studies, torn between ethical responsibility and the continuous threat to fail in the process. With a genealogical approach...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 33–45.
Published: 01 November 2012
... of these three concepts. Efforts to render Husserl useful and contemporary, together with efforts to overcome his thought, played a definitive part in the critical rethinking of individuality, scientificity, and European identity that influenced the 1960s as well as the tense and fragile position...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... the perspective of vulnerability, disaster is always already present as a latent problem: only a tiny push is needed to trigger a manifest calamity. Like New Orleans, Haiti was a worst-case scenario of disaster vulnera- bility. A recent World Bank country study, Social Resilience and State Fragil- ity...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 1–2.
Published: 01 February 2012
... with a tradition and to transform it creatively at the same time. Even before the disease struck, Miriam seemed fragile, but we all knew that she could be tough as nails. Incredibly open and generous toward friends and intellectual companions, she was a superb listener but always clear about where...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 129–157.
Published: 01 August 2011
... to the existential fragility of human worlds. Indeed, Dreyfus, as one of his mentors, might have even alerted him to the notion. 33. For more on American interest in Heidegger at this time, see my Heidegger in America. 34. On the notion of philosophy and measurement in Heidegger, see David Kleinberg...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 15–40.
Published: 01 February 2019
... are derived from the very citizenship that the stateless have lost, refugees are thrown back onto their basic humanity or bare life. They become suppliants at the mercy of strangers and sovereign states, who have the power to offer or deny them refuge. Arendt highlights the fragility of the modern nation...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 35–45.
Published: 01 August 2014
... medium specificity. Film preservation and archiving must rethink what aspects of film culture must be preserved and how to do it. The new availability of our moving image heritage through digi- tal means has in effect universalized the archive, even as the fragility of new media (once believed...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 189–202.
Published: 01 August 2014
... content. It points to a crucial but fragile connection between unnamed parts that becomes visible especially when something goes wrong. Hansen’s investment in the Frankfurt School’s intellectual and method- ological promiscuity is not limited to Negt and Kluge. Most obviously, we can understand...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., internally fragile balances, which one might possibly term disjunctive syntheses. But perhaps, in the sense of the foundational propositions set out above, there really is no possibility of getting from 2 to 3, for at the instant when I identify something as something, I cannot also identify myself...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 63–86.
Published: 01 August 2012
... geoglobal context is presented in an unsettling manner in Heimsuchung. See Fontane, Der Stechlin, ed. Edgar Gross (Munich: Nymphenburger Verlagshand- lung, 1959). For a more detailed discussion, see P. J. Bowman, “Fontane’s Der Stechlin: A Fragile Utopia,” Modern Language Review 97, no. 4 (2002): 877...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of melancholia, of the subject’s weakness and fragility, etc6 Adorno does not advocate a return to the pure mimesis but suggests combining it with “construction” as another fundamental principle of art. “It is the constellation of mimesis and rationality, expression and spirit, that defines...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 199–205.
Published: 01 February 2013
... accused Israel of secretly stockpiling nuclear weapons, of reserving “the right to a first strike” against a people (Iran) “subjugated by a loudmouth,” and of being “a threat to this world’s already fragile peace.” In the name of “repara- tions,” he continued, Germany was supplying Israel...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
.... That the arrival of democracy was marked by constant political violence, assassinations, and attempts at vio- lent coups from both right and left had a profound effect on German political thought. Many supporters of the republic came to believe that democratic regimes were inherently fragile and required...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2021
... but fell out with his mentor over student occupations and political differences in the late 1960s. Krahl was often described as a “pale and fragile young man with a glass eye,” but it is not known how he related to his impairment. 5 It is clear, however, that Krahl did not have the street credibility...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 97–130.
Published: 01 February 2022
... relationships and perturbations. 52 At the fragile apex is the most detached animal, the human being—the being that Blumenberg stated has no nature but who nonetheless makes itself possible within nature. Detachment is also experienced as anxiety, which motivates storytelling and problem solving but without...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 197–220.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of hidden laws. These laws leave no room for coincidence and accident, and therefore provide a complete and simple explanation of an otherwise extremely complicated and fragile world. The actual meaning of this consistency is, of course, a profound evasion of reality itself ( OT , 352...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 173–195.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and silence; the fragile fabric of his fabricated homecoming is ruptured. The red dress that Johnny tells her to wear in his quest to make her appear as Nelly the Auschwitz survivor reveals the tattoo that is the marker of her true identity as Nelly the Auschwitz survivor after all, but too soon. His frozen...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
..., the fragile unity of the Apollonian and the Dionysian in Attic tragedy is destroyed; the link between the essence of truth and aesthetic construction is broken. 18. Richard T. Gray, “Metaphysical Mimesis: Nietzsche’s Geburt der Tragödie and the Aesthet- ics of Literary Expressionism,” in A Companion...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 81–106.
Published: 01 August 2020
... underlined the fragility of the Nazi regime. In his view, fascism had established itself not as a stable political order in Germany but as a system of constant rivalries between power groups that depended on expansion through military action and successful imperialist policies for its continued existence...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
... the structuring absence of the Beyond). It describes the import, the fragility, and the strain of critical spectatorship while opening “spectatorship” to encompass a full spectrum of modern perceptual encounters that find their aesthetic analogues in the mass ornament or the popular film. By 1932 Kracauer has...