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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 53–74.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Margaret McCarthy Florian Illies's best seller Generation Golf: Eine Inspektion briefly alludes to the 1997 film Winterschläfer , underscoring its young leads' affinities with his own apolitical generation. Though Illies at most chides his contemporaries for their smugly integrated selfhood, the...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
... his emphasis on pure observation can be termed an “aesthetics of withdrawal.” Insofar as this marks him as a younger documentary filmmaker, his approach reveals major differences between the directors' two generations. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Searching for Evidence between...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 139–169.
Published: 01 August 2008
... Nazism and the GDR in the decade following (and preceding) reunification. These “Berlin novels” offer wide-ranging perspectives on the city over a ten-year period through often-conflicting generational differences and thereby make possible a perspective that reveals how dissimilar representations of...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 5–20.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Literaturwissenschaft und Wissenschaftsforschung: DFG Symposion 1998 , edited by Schönert Jörg , 509 – 28 . Stuttgart : Germanistische Symposien Berichtsbände . What Was Theory? Toward a Generic History Philipp Felsch In 1968 Siegfried Unseld, the...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 91–114.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Gruselfilm ; rather, horror is deployed as a mode within a generic hybrid, reminiscent of what Linda Williams terms the “melodramatic mode” in very dissimilar films. These 1950s generic hybrids deploy this horror mode to deal with violent pasts as their characters face uncertain futures, a telling dilemma...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 75–98.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Marco Abel The contemporary German filmmaker Oskar Roehler can be considered a “postromance” director whose films obsessively present so-called single-generation protagonists who often blame their inability to maintain successful relationships on their generational predecessors, the 68ers. When...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 117–149.
Published: 01 August 2019
... revolutionary socialist splinter groups of the interwar years served as attractive models. At the same time, the Sixty-eighter generation rebelled against a political establishment now represented by that earlier generation of neoleftist pioneers, their parents. But generational conflict was just the symptom of...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 95–106.
Published: 01 August 2010
... descriptive mode of the generally underestimated travelogue over the novel's narrative mode. This choice generates a particular “design of the concrete,” whereby highly personal impressions and isolated facts and things emerge as interesting in themselves. Koeppen attempts to banish the “dangerous chimera” of...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
... generalizations about modernity in general contained, however unintended, an uncritical moment. © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 Dialectic of Enlightenment Reconsidered Jeffrey Herf I met Anson Rabinbach in 1967, and we have been good friends...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 9–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Jennifer M. Kapczynski Robert Thalheim's 2007 film And Along Come Tourists ( Am Ende kommen Touristen ) is a critique of a contemporary Holocaust pedagogy geared to generating emotion rather than to critical engagement. Drawing on Theodor W. Adorno's essay “Education after Auschwitz,” this article...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Martin Jay The challenge of nominalism in philosophy and theology to the reality of universals has been a motor of modern thought. Translated into aesthetic terms, it has abetted resistance to generic conventions and helped undermine essentialist notions of aesthetic form. Theodor W. Adorno had a...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 1–25.
Published: 01 August 2019
... “profilicity,” society operates with second-order observation, generating a need to present oneself with an appeal to general peer groups, which vary by forum. Critiques of the online world that Simanowski and others articulate tend to neglect the larger social environment and focus too narrowly on the...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 41–67.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Nitzan Lebovic This article focuses on the legal discourse of the first decade and a half of the Israeli state, from 1947 to 1961, through a close reading of texts written by the first generation of legal theorists in Israel. I show that conditions formed during that period still run our present...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 31–48.
Published: 01 August 2015
... interpretation that turns lateness into a generative principle of cultural change (Sigmund Freud, Robert Musil, Mann). The article then returns to the current debate on acceleration and the question of whether our “Age of Innovation” is characterized by a fundamental devaluation of the past in favor of an ever...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
...John Zilcosky Hermann Hesse's readers associate him with the “East” yet generally ignore his earliest writing on the topic: the mixed-genre masterpiece about India, Robert Aghion (1913). I argue that Aghion is a sophisticated critique of colonialism in which no one is innocent, not even the...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
... argument conceptually amalgamated technophilia and romantic commitment to the supersensible. As this article suggests, the technoromantic outlook is a key characteristic not only of silent film cultures but of modernism more generally. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 The Spirit of Technology...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 137–153.
Published: 01 August 2015
... reappraisal through literary reflections of and on lateness in post-Holocaust generations, on the side of the perpetrators and the persecuted. Drawing on Marcel Beyer's Kaltenburg (2008) and Doron Rabinovici's Andernorts (2010), it explores how recent perceptions of lateness appear to be anticipated by, and...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2015
... can be understood as a category that speaks to several debates that have played an important role in twentieth-century Germany (demographic change, historical caesuras, generations, memory, etc.) and to contemporary discussions of “afterness,” “end times,” hauntology, postmodernity, and postapocalypse...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 173–195.
Published: 01 February 2020
... prematurity and belatedness, indicating as he does so how both the recuperative and the effacing work of postwar reconstruction inflect the material legacy available to subsequent generations. In his archival fantasy of reproducing a version of Nelly that existed before her deportation, Johnny overwrites...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2020
... main characters of the three generations, grandmother, son, and granddaughter, whereby it becomes obvious that Haderlap’s text supports the idea of transgenerational memories. By discussing the narrative choices for portraying the memories, the article argues that through specific strategies the text...