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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Fred Rush Theodor W. Adorno has a complex attitude toward utopian thought. Although he views as destructive and dangerous fascist and “vulgar” Marxist strands of utopianism and has a subtle diagnostic critique of their attractions and deficiencies, he finds the proper use of utopian imagination...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... disaster orchestrated by the citizens of Santiago themselves. Three cognitive schemes play a role for how Kleist—and his fictional characters—imagines the vulnerability of human society: the theodicy, the sublime, and the state of emergency. These three symbolic forms are part of the surprisingly small...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 181–209.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Jana Cattien Abstract This article interrogates the discursive regimes that underpin Leitkultur (guiding culture) discourse in contemporary Germany and argues that Leitkultur conjures Germany’s imagined “freedom from history” from within Enlightenment temporalities of liberal freedom. This requires...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 217–224.
Published: 01 November 2023
... , this essay enjoins those of us who study Europe’s past, both recent and distant, to imagine our relationships to our objects of study beyond that of haunting and of debt owed to tradition. With such flexing of the imagination, this essay makes suggestions for how disciplinary overhaul and an explicitly...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the Swedish figures Ström and Rogeby near the end of the second volume feature the imagination as a force of aesthetic and political resistance respectively: whereas the narrator’s engagement with Géricault’s Raft yields a vision of common plight and solidarity in defiance of colonialist and fascist...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
... to take responsibility for the past. Yet today a new series of questions suggest themselves to understand the Berlin Jewish Museum in its cultural context as it was shaped by and helped shape the Western imagination of self and other, on the one hand, and a new triumphalism based on a perceived...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... palimpsest on which colonial and racial fantasies of self and other uneasily coincide as his literary imagination both merges with and exceeds the turbulent discursive currents of the Weimar period. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 German modernism colonial fantasy fascist aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
... tale foreground the ineluctable force of viewpoint in any narrative performance of ecocatastrophe. As such, it exemplifies how narrative fiction can provide an imaginative space of reflection to investigate both the complex causality of hybrid natural-cultural disasters and different modalities...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of utopia. Adorno's recollection of childhood moments of self-absorbed play preserves the lived experience in a way that forever links present and past and that also holds open a space for the experience of utopia: u-topia, no-place—a realm of imagined borderless freedom. Resonances with Amorbach...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 177–197.
Published: 01 August 2016
... concrete narrative imagination, resulting in a tensed relationship between the spatial and temporal dimension of ecology. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 Water and Words: Narrating Sustainability Markus Wilczek Dissolving the Boundaries...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's early-nineteenth-century work on vision. Friedländer sought to realize his philosophical revisions, in particular his understanding of the function of the Kantian imagination and its relationship to sensory perception, in his artistic parodies and short stories, or Groteske...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
... imagining of Berlin as a rooted city and an organic whole in which nature and culture were harmoniously unified reflected the increasing criticism of photography's role in society in the last years of the Weimar Republic. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Many thanks to the Belgian American...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... tensions in Weber's theory of charisma, this article points to the essentially aesthetic aspects of charisma. As a form of leadership, charisma not only fundamentally depends on the imaginations and affects that the charismatic leader can raise in the hearts and minds of his followers; it also depends...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 25–50.
Published: 01 August 2011
.... The letters thus shed light on how Nietzsche's texts traversed national, cultural, and linguistic borders, while helping reconstitute them in the imaginations of his American readers. © 2011 by New German Critique, Inc. 2011 Worldly Possessions: Nietzsche’s Texts, American Readers, and the Intimacy...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... commentators charisma as a useful concept for understanding elements of fiction and of representation generally. Charisma is a quality of persons; aura can rise up from things, places, events, and persons. Whereas charisma of art is a problem in aesthetics, aura is a product of the individual imagination...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... The implications of the concept of charisma must be understood in their social, political, and—most important—affective dynamics. Writing Hitler's biography always means not only retracing the emotions, hopes, desires, and imaginations invoked by his political style but also working on the affects that he still...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 9–24.
Published: 01 November 2012
... understandings and responses. Aschheim imagines an unwritten confrontational, yet also confessional and ultimately conciliatory, letter that a dying Klemperer addresses to Arendt and Scholem, justifying his life path, analyzing their differences, and, surprisingly, arguing that all three figures had values...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 113–136.
Published: 01 August 2013
... that of the suffering outsider and linked to the psychologically therapeutic. Furthermore, based on an analysis of films that used Mahler's music from the 1960s on, Sacks demonstrates how the Mahler of popular imagination has often been a sound track to pathological torment and stages self-sacrificial transcendence...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Erin McGlothlin This article focuses on the 2007 short film Spielzeugland ( Toyland ) and its engagement with the cinematic trope of the “wrong” victim and with German-Jewish history. First, the article analyzes how the film imagines the so-called German-Jewish symbiosis at the moment of its most...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
... writers contemplated have been explored, scholars have paid less attention to the spiritual and religious utopias envisioned in the 1920s. This article engages with German responses to the rupture of World War I and the realm of imagined political possibilities in Weimar Germany by focusing on one...