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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of comparison for his later and better-known works, especially in Soul and Form (1911), The Theory of the Novel (1916), and History and Class Consciousness (1923). This framework can reconnect Lukács’s early theory of literary genres to contemporary debates on form in literature, epistemology, and political...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 37–48.
Published: 01 August 2023
... concludes with a coda on the aftermath of Lukács’s Faust obsession in the work of the latter-day Marxist Franco Moretti. 10. Benseler, “Bemerkungen,” 316 . geulen@zfl-berlin.org Copyright © 2023 by New German Critique, Inc. 2023 Georg Lukács Franco Moretti Faust genre theory...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 5–20.
Published: 01 November 2017
... the Cold War. This article I proposes to conceive of theory as a genre, that is, as an institution controlling the production, dissemination, and reception of texts. Drawing on the archives of the leading West German theory publishers Suhrkamp and Merve, the article follows the policies and strategies...
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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...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 25–56.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Dorothea Walzer; Mari Jarris Abstract Alexander Kluge’s oeuvre features aesthetic commentary as a process of problematization and investigation. With exemplary case studies of Kluge’s films, his literary collections of short stories, his television interviews, and his theory volumes composed...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 1–8.
Published: 01 August 2023
... of form. Eva Geulen and Kirk Wetters each focus on Lukács as a theorist of literary genre. Within literary theory, the German word Form also means genre ( Gattung ), and it is not by chance that Lukács’s early literary theory of form is always also genre theory, or Gattungstheorie , which is evident...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 91–114.
Published: 01 November 2015
... demonstrates the afterlife of Weimar culture in the generally underanalyzed 1950s but also enables Ger- man cinema to illuminate concepts within Anglo-American genre theory.6 3. Herzog originally remarked that thanks to the critic Lotte Eisner, “we have legitimate film culture in germany once...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 155–174.
Published: 01 November 2018
... Association . Schönert Jörg . 2011 . “ Theorie der (literarischen) Satire: Ein funktionales Modell zur Beschreibung von Textstruktur und kommunikativer Wirkung .” Textpraxis: Digitales Journal für Philologie 2 , no. 1 . www.uni-muenster.de/Textpraxis/joerg-schoenert-theorie-der-literarischen...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 163–183.
Published: 01 February 2022
.... In the precursor to his fable studies, written in 1974 for the seventh colloquium of the prominent interdisciplinary research group Poetik und Hermeneutik, Blumenberg offered his first systematic treatment of a fable. The text “The Protophilosopher’s Plummet: On the Comedy of Pure Theory, with Recourse...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 171–188.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Weihong Bao This article revisits Miriam Hansen's theory of vernacular modernism by putting it in dialogue with wartime Chongqing propaganda film theory. Comparing key points of parallel between Hansen's dual interest in the linguistic and sensorial function of cinema and Chongqing propaganda film...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 133–148.
Published: 01 November 2023
... Alphen, “Nazism in the Family Album,” 37 . See also Geimer, “Image as Trace” ; and Behrend, Contesting Visibility . 33. MacMichael, “Memory and Death,” 110 . 34. See Hirsch, “Masking the Subject.” 35. Altman in Verevis, Film Remakes , 129 . See also Altman, Film/Genre...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 27–48.
Published: 01 February 2012
... juxtaposes disciplinary discourses on both sides of the Atlantic (Kulturwissen­ schaften vs. cultural studies), taking into consideration some of the larger contextual issues at stake in locating and translating theory. Yet as Bachmann-Medick points out, Weigel’s account neglects the central role...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 47–65.
Published: 01 August 2014
... theory per se, film-historical theories are hypoth- eses that can (and must) be tested. Did continuity rules apply differently to films of different genres produced by Hollywood around the mid-1910s? To test this, one might be moved to inspect continuity guidelines as laid out in trade journals...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
... directives, and the politics of publication. Their understanding of what counted as literature was, however, not narrowly confined to canonical genres. Instead, the corpus of literary internationalism encompassed—besides novels, plays, and poems—songs, reportages, workers’ correspondences, flyers, letters...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Press . ———. 1982 . “Trying to Understand Endgame,” translated by Jones Michael T. . New German Critique , no. 3 : 119 – 50 . ———. 1986 . Ästhetische Theorie. Vol. 7 of Gesammelte Schriften , edited by Tiedemann Rolf . Frankfurt am Main : Suhrkamp . ———. 1986...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of “researchers” or believers.10 Because they exist outside institutionally respectable or academic knowledge but in a uni- verse parallel to it, such subcultures derive status from their marginality— they thrive on offi cial condemnation. Conspiracy theory is also one of the most powerful genres of fic...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
... the appropriation of Lukács’s and Benjamin’s genre-specific interpretations (applied to baroque drama and the modern novel) of the idea of natural history as part of a far broader program for a new mode of philosophical interpretation of art in general. At a time when his own work on Aesthetic Theory was underway...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Michael Cowan The Querschnittfilm (cross-section film) has long been recognized as a documentary genre appropriate to mass society that uses montage, not the narrative development of individual characters, to compare various people and phenomena. But the term and concept of Querschnitt had both...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., Jarman , 12 ; and Pantenburg, Film als Theorie , 144 . Similarly, Alter argues that in contrast to the multitude of genres that have evolved across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, the essay film defies definition in terms of a genre: “Whatever defining secondary features the essay may have...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
.... He also remains one of its most enigmatic figures and one of the last to enjoy the “transatlantic theory transfer” in which New German Critique has engaged over the last half century. 1 Compared with the reception of other members of what one could call “German theory” in America—Martin...