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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 99–132.
Published: 01 August 2018
... and effective literary cooperation they achieved was of primary importance. This fresh reading of the poems presents historicized insights into Brecht’s use of imagery and suggests a way forward for scholarship of collaborative literary relationships. Copyright © 2018 by New German Critique, Inc. 2018...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... of the three—the discourse swerved, taking on the theopolitical as the “true” messianic calling. By historicizing political theology within the German Jewish response in Palestine, the article problematizes some key concepts of current biopolitical critique. New German Critique, Inc. 2008 The Jerusalem...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
... film, this essay historicizes the myths at work in Staudte's famous exercise in this vein and suggests their afterlife in present-day revisitations of the German war experience. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 The Place of Rubble in the Trümmerfilm...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
... unification. Schwartz's photographs allow a proper historicization of Profitlich's architectural photography, but the latter's numerous intertextual references to twentieth-century photographic practices force a dialectical reading of Berlin-Bilder , whose ostensible conservatism and nostalgia...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 215–224.
Published: 01 February 2022
... a defense of his own idea of historicism, which Blumenberg understands as the claim to equal consideration by historians on the part of those eras, peoples, and subjects that may not serve present interests. Historians must be aware of the contingency of their own position and preserve the memory even...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... and historical reality and, on the other, gural meaning and ful llment. Critics have noted that while Auerbach is committed to historicizing the gure, his method of gural inter- pretation dispenses with historical causation in favor of gural relations that traverse the historical continuum.2...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
... (that have since intrigued numerous commentators). 13 Tongue in cheek but not insincerely, Blumenberg’s reflections on these processes portray them as the practical equivalent of his theoretical insistence on the historicized preconditions for text making in terms of poetics. At the same time...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 31–63.
Published: 01 November 2021
... toward historicism, experientialism, and ultimately nihilism in modern philosophy and religion. Tracing and analyzing the occasions in which Strauss evokes this motif shed invaluable light on the place Heidegger occupied in Strauss’s understanding of what he famously termed the “theologico-political...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 189–202.
Published: 01 August 2014
... in late twentieth- century historiography, the emergence of new media platforms and of what we now recognize as digital humanities. In a move critical but ultimately defensive of New Historicism, Anthony Liu has suggested that its rise needs to be linked to the rise of globalization...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 49–78.
Published: 01 February 2018
... According to Benjamin’s polem- ical account, historicism “presents an eternal image of the past,” namely, a rei„ed picture of the past as a continuum that produces and justi„es the present (EF, 262).42 Departing from Marxist paradigms, Benjamin’s historical materi- alism abjures historicism’s vision...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 20–28.
Published: 01 August 2014
... as one that theorizes history and historicizes theory. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that her book challenges us to rethink the history of film theory in fundamental ways. I vividly recall many moments in public forums, particularly at annual meet- ings of the SCS and MLA, when Miriam would...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 1–2.
Published: 01 February 2012
... figures. Here, as elsewhere, Miriam pushes against the limitations of past and present theoretical formations by historicizing them and then reading them against the grain. She devises strategies to rethink key questions first posed by those German exiles and to rearticulate them in terms...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 1–9.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of this project and relates it to his own ideal of an anthropologically informed historicism. The speech, an ideal introduction to the late Blumenberg’s self-understanding, illuminates an ethical approach to the history of philosophy that forgoes “the mediatization of history” for the sake of the present...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Teleology .” New German Critique , no. 41 ( 1987 ): 151 – 65 . Elst André van der . “ De bevrijding van de holbewoner: Karl Löwith en het herstel van de humaniteit .” PhD diss., Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam , 2004 . Gadamer Hans-Georg . “ Hermeneutics and Historicism .” In Truth...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 27–48.
Published: 01 February 2012
... abject of theoretical discourses on space but begins to historicize and revise the concept. In fact, the ultimate goal of his study is “to offer a progressive notion of home, Heimat, and community”—one that does not depend on exclusion of alterity but that allows for “internal 19. Fredric...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 1–4.
Published: 01 November 2012
... that historicizes rigorously but remains attuned to 2. Anson Rabinbach, In the Shadow of Catastrophe: German Intellectuals between Apoca- lypse and Enlightenment (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997), 2. 3. Anson Rabinbach, Begriffe aus dem Kalten Krieg: Totalitarismus, Antifaschismus, Genozid...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 9–11.
Published: 01 August 2014
... and Experience exemplifies Miriam Hansen’s lifelong endeavor to historicize theory and theorize history. An inspiring model for historical work in film theory, her book revisits canonical texts by Siegfried Kracauer, Walter Benjamin, and Theodor W. Adorno in light of the present. How do their writ- ings...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2006
... in all their historical and geographic complexities remain key signifi ers for anyone trying to understand where we come from and where we may be going. Of course, it is a welcome back with a difference. It is palpable in pro- fessional architecture in the rejection of postmodern historicism...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
...) or assumed a pure historicism (i.e., defined the human as a historical contingency relative to any other). But Adorno refuses both positions, insisting that we cannot say what the human is (SWM, 228; ND , 124). This ambiguity is newly relevant because, despite Adorno’s evident rejection...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
... as history (121).23 The dereifying strategy of undermining the opposition between nature and history aims at releasing the “new” or transience from its reduction to either a naturalized history or a historicized nature—Heidegger’s Geschichtlichkeit or Hegel’s Weltgeschichte. Adorno’s dialectical...