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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 (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 81–103.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Sabine Haenni Abstract Focusing on Alexander Kluge’s short film Chicago im Zeitraffer ( Chicago in Time Lapse ), this article inserts his work with moving images into a larger genealogy of the city symphony film. Elucidating his relationship with the historical cinematic avant-garde, as Kluge...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Terence Holden Abstract Through a comparative analysis of their diagnosis of radical evil with the divergent ways in which Theodor W. Adorno and Hannah Arendt register and respond to the exhaustion of the modern regime of historicity, this article employs the terminology of historical anthropology...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Pini Ifergan Is modernity a distinct historical epoch that can be radically distinguished from the one that preceded it? What are the implicit philosophical assumptions regarding our understanding of historical time that determine the sort of answer that we are inclined to give to this question...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 65–92.
Published: 01 February 2013
... harbor forsaken historical possibilities that can be excavated for alternative itineraries to a present in which capitalism has co-opted modernity. This essay ultimately attempts to expose the uses of obsolescence in Minima Moralia , making visible a future for obsolescence in the study of not only...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Michael McGillen The historiographical status of Erich Auerbach’s theory of figural interpretation, which he develops in “Figura” (1938) and Mimesis (1946), is complex. In its insistence on the fundamental historicity of its objects—of both the figure and its fulfillment—it carries forth the...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... aesthetic imperatives. Richard Taruskin's critique of “historically-informed performances” has allied them with modernist aesthetics, but there are many problems with such an approach, not least the denunciation of such performances from many modernists, for instance, Adorno and Pierre Boulez. Music permits...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 2009
... perpetrator as a reliable historical—and even moral—witness of the Holocaust. Whether one admires Les bienveillantes or loathes it depends largely on how one responds to this improbable combination of perpetrator and reliable witness. One problematic aspect of the novel is its use of the Oresteia theme: by...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 49–72.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Bulson Gravity's Rainbow is known for, among other things, its authentic historical representation of London during the V-2 Blitz. Strangely enough, critics have continued to ignore that other city, Berlin, which occupies almost as much space in the novel and presents readers with a harrowing...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... some of the ideas revolving around the dynamics of crowd behavior and the role of the “leader” elaborated by crowd psychology; on the other, he is influenced by the nineteenth century's philosophy of the “great man” as a crucial factor of historical and political agency. Outlining some of the inherent...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... in factual accounts. Thus the recent “cultural turn” in modern disaster research must be supplemented with a cultural-historical turn in the ambition to explore how modern disaster fiction reveals and reworks the historical repertoire of symbolic forms through which we perceive disaster. Earthquake...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 207–230.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., bearing the traces of multiple historical rewritings. Exploring the analytic potential of the palimpsest figure in the cultural history of the German dictatorships, Philpotts sets out to uncover two key moments of cultural-political appropriation: at the time of the Ministry's original design and...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 159–178.
Published: 01 November 2014
... remembrance of the Third Reich, resulting in persistent conflicts of historical identity. That a number of films aim to resolve this discrepancy and thus overcome shame illustrates both the productive potential that shame has for identity construction and the risk of neglecting crucial questions of historical...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., they have become socially irrelevant. In a more redemptive gesture, Worringer then proposes that sensuous criticism of past art will replace art itself, since criticism now channels Germany's creative energy and serves the former social functions of art. This article historically contextualizes this...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
... prototypical technological milieu. The article compares Kracauer’s position to Jünger’s on the prospect of an impersonal, transcendent “Beyond,” examines how each thinker diagnoses the deficiencies of the historical present, and shows how Jünger and Kracauer make allied use of modernist writing as a practice...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 49–78.
Published: 01 February 2018
... surroundings; he is collecting while Russians are collectivizing. Through the lens of his toys, this article examines the conflicted practice of collecting, locating a tension between Benjamin’s theory of historical materialism and his appreciation for objects as artistic, auratic, and transformative. Drawing...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 179–200.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Kristin Dickinson Abstract Whereas language constitutes one key vessel of historical remembering, the act of translation in Zafer Şenocak’s 2008 novel Köşk ( The Pavilion ) reveals how modern Turkish has also enabled historical forgetting, in its assertion of a monolingual Turkish populace over and...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 139–169.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Philip Broadbent Berlin's historically mottled topography has been widely discussed in fiction and nonfiction as have discussions of the city itself as a site on which German history has left marks and gaps that continue to gauge post-reunification Berlin literary portrayals. This essay addresses a...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 21–34.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Klaus Theweleit This article addresses criticisms of Jonathan Littell's 2006 novel about the Holocaust, Les bienveillantes . Littell's German critics largely panned the book for its lack of literary merit or as a failed contribution to historical scholarship on the genocide of European Jewry. The...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... contradictory movement from a purely observational to a theoretical stance: according to Arendt, we can understand the historical implications of the Nazi genocide only if we engage in the crisscrossing of history and thought. New German Critique, Inc. 2009 The Holocaust and Hannah Arendt’s Philosophical...