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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 137–165.
Published: 01 August 2013
...James A. Van Dyke This article examines the exiled German artist George Grosz's Interregnum , a print portfolio published in New York in 1936, in particular Grosz's depiction of the interrogation and torture of political prisoners such as Erich Mühsam in the concentration camps established after...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 83–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Todd Cronan Georg Simmel's sociology tends to elicit mixed feelings even among his admirers. “The Metropolis and Mental Life” provides one of the most compelling and influential accounts of modern, urban experience available, yet the meaning of this work is notoriously elusive. Does the difficulty...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 103–117.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Stéphane Symons Georg Simmel's essay “How Is Society Possible?” is built on the idea that an individual can develop himself or herself fully only by entering into society but nevertheless remains marked with an “in-addition” or “individuality-nucleus” that is never entirely socialized...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 119–145.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Efraim Podoksik It is a common perception that the distinction between quantitative and qualitative individualism constitutes the basis of Georg Simmel's theory of individualism. Yet, by analyzing Simmel's writings on individualism and juxtaposing them with his theory of historical understanding...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 23–44.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Konstantinos Kavoulakos Georg Lukács's first major work, Evolutionary History of the Modern Drama , raises the question of the possibility of a “great drama” in modern society. Lukács analyzes the modern drama by constructing an ideal type of dramatic form and inherently connecting it to specific...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 155–174.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Jakob Norberg Abstract In his writings on satire, the Marxist literary critic Georg Lukács argued that hatred could function as an anticapitalist affect. Hatred, he believed, equips the committed author with a set of traits—certainty, lucidity, endurance, and pitilessness—that are eminently useful...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 115–132.
Published: 01 November 2011
... George, Paul von Hindenburg, and Adolf Hitler. It argues that Weber may have refrained from attributing bodily attractiveness to George, a friend who was his underlying model of charismatic leadership, because of a then-current rumor about George's sexual orientation. © 2011 by New German Critique, Inc...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
...George Oppitz-Trotman This article asks why Theodor W. Adorno never wrote anything substantial about William Shakespeare's play Hamlet , given its importance to German culture and to philosophical traditions in which Adorno worked rigorously. It addresses how Adorno tacitly adopted a Hamlet...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 81–95.
Published: 01 August 2015
...George Kouvaros To look at something as if it were for the last time, as if the thing looked at were disappearing: this article considers what this attitude reveals about Wim Wenders's work in film and photography. For Wenders, photography has several overlapping functions: it is a medium with its...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 1–30.
Published: 01 November 2021
...George W. Shea, IV References Abromeit John . Max Horkheimer and the Foundations of the Frankfurt School . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press , 2011 . Benhabib Seyla , Bonß Wolfgang , and McCole John , eds. On Max Horkheimer: New Perspectives . Cambridge...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 97–130.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Richard Westerman Georg Lukács's concept of reification is celebrated for its account of how capitalist society affects individual subjectivity. However, even its admirers have rejected the way that Lukács uses this idea to argue that the proletariat can develop a revolutionary class...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., as in the sociology of Max Weber and Georg Simmel, but also to contemporary dialectical theology. Systematically, the unfolding of the sacred as a movement in the text opens up a critical perspective on the current turn to religion in theory, which often refers to Benjamin affirmatively yet overlooks the complexity...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 51–62.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Nazism, pathologized as monomania, and analogized to political leaders ranging from Osama bin Laden to George W. Bush. But there is another reason to connect Ahab and charisma that has never been mentioned: when Ahab is described as a charismatic type and, vice versa, when the “Ahab-type” is used...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 31–48.
Published: 01 August 2015
... that interrogate modernity and its prioritization of mobility and speed: first, the moral interpretation of lateness as a stigma (Friedrich Nietzsche, Thomas Mann); second, the psychic view of lateness as a condition of perception (Georg Simmel, Franz Kafka, Robert Walser); and third, the psychoanalytic...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 5–51.
Published: 01 August 2009
... photomontages, here he avoided the photographic basis of film because it lent itself all too easily to prowar propaganda. His work with George Grosz, by contrast, attempted to reinsert somatic terror into representations of the war and thereby to counter the visually sedative aspect of contemporary German war...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Richard Westerman Abstract Interpretations of Georg Lukács’s theory of reification and consciousness have typically assumed that Lukács relies on an essentialized notion of subjectivity that can be restored by dereification. This article argues instead that he treats subjectivity as a formally...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2020
...? The article discusses the prospects of film criticism “at a time when the architectonic, mythic, and social unity of film is no longer self-evident and has ceased to function hegemonically” (Georg Seeßlen). What does it mean that “writing about the audiovisual must change” and young film critics open up...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and victimizers. This development, which corresponds to similar patterns in other literatures (e.g., George Steiner’s Portage to San Cristobal of A.H .; Jonathan Littell’s Kindly Ones ) has received relatively little critical attention, and it is discussed here through a close reading of major Israeli works...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
... with Georges Bataille as a purposeful desubjectivation, in which the artist strives for a radical disempowerment through pain. A consideration of selected artists sounds out the range between these two theoretical references. Copyright © 2019 by New German Critique, Inc. 2019 body art self-injury...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 21–31.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to decide what counts as noteworthy at all. His wife, played by Juliette Binoche, works for a publisher and is likewise engaged in promotional jockeying. As gatekeepers, both let in or usher out. The film presents Georges as guard to a fortress-like domicile, a repository of books and stories (including...