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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Lina Barouch This article examines Gershom Scholem's 1917–18 essay “On Lamentation and Dirges” in the context of his early writings on language between 1916 and 1926. During this period Scholem applauded the “silent language of lamentation” and warned of the loss of lament in a language that had...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Harro Müller Theodor W. Adorno did not produce an explicit philosophy of language but was interested in theoretical and practical problems of language during his entire life. Situating Adorno's language conception within twentieth-century language philosophy and theory, this article reconstructs...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
... a book with profound linguistic concerns. A speaker of five languages—English, French, Welsh, Czech, German—the protagonist has the facility of the ideal twentieth-century cosmopolitan. At the same time, however, he is utterly immobilized by recurring episodes of radical aphasia. Dubow and Steadman...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Samir Gandesha The “Aesthetic Dignity of Words”: Adorno’s Philosophy of Language Samir Gandesha There can be little doubt that Jürgen Habermas has decisively set the terms of the reception of Theodor W. Adorno’s work. Indeed, Habermas’s...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... that Benjamin’s engagement with what he saw as the authoritarian language mysticism of his Catholic contemporary highlights linguistic, theological, and cultural questions that preoccupied both translators-cum-philosophers. Benjamin’s and Haecker’s language theories shaped their responses to the Third...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Gerd Gemünden; Noah Isenberg Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. For more than a century—dating as far back as 1907, when the first German-language film...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 111–124.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Mary Ann Doane Miriam Hansen's work consistently contests the “linguistic turn” of structuralism, poststructuralism, and 1970s film theory. Yet the trope of language seems to return incessantly in her critical discourse as a privileged object of analysis—the concept of a universal language...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 137–153.
Published: 01 August 2015
... mirrored in, developments in German literature, specifically in the family novel. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 postmodern post-Holocaust Marcel Beyer Doron Rabinovici belatedness Beyond Lateness? “Postmemory” and the Late(st) German-Language Family Novel...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., matrix for rethinking the “incomprehensible” in Holocaust representations along a spectrum of genres from memoir and poetry to documentary history. In the wake of emerging research on the “language situation” in the camps, Gramling explores texts that reanimate the multiple-language milieus of camp life...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 133–153.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Jens Klenner Abstract “Gespräch im Gebirg” (“Conversation in the Mountains”), Paul Celan’s only prose piece published during his lifetime, is often described as failed conversation, paradoxical or undecided in language and structure. Points of reference are frequently a dialogic structure of “I...
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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 (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 61–81.
Published: 01 February 2009
... corresponds to the “modern lie” of totalitarianism, a lie so big, a totality so total that the possibility of argumentative critique appears to have evaporated. At this point, only the linguistic transference of the perfect fiction of totalitarianism into the more graspable language of metaphors seems to...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
... on Benjamin's essay on violence replaces the category and functions of divine violence with an amorphous conception of language. Under the category of “infinite language” recent commentators defend the very characteristics of formless totality that the essay on violence excoriates, and they do so as...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
... Rading. The Breslau group worked with the new formal language and shared the utopian aspirations and progressive politics considered central to the modern project. The architects embraced new materials, functional and rational approaches to space making, and public housing as a central contemporary...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 113–137.
Published: 01 February 2012
... romantic relationships, undermining the monopoly of the love letter. Lewis and Hurley suggest that popular music and its technologies of self-production and consumption have not made good on their promise of a shared language but are inscribed instead as “technologies of gender.” Love, Popular Music, and...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
... search for identity and a language in which to express it. Furthermore, her discussion considers Hilbig's treatment of the loss of Heimat in his portrayal of material things in a state of transition between presence and absence, material experience and the aesthetic moment. Finally, Pye examines how...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
... language of secular identity for Jews outside the communal fold, it also inadvertently fed into suspicions that Judaic patterns of thought were entering into the mainstream and turning everyone in the West into “Jews.” © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 The Birth of the “Psychological Jew” in...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
... also society, held together by libidinal ties that Freud associated with eros. Dissolving this apparent paradox, the essay shows that, for Freud, the mass occupies the same position as the unconscious. Beyond representation and language, the mass is for Freud society in its “zero-degree” or “raw” state...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 85–110.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Mattias Frey The history of the Young German Film and the European New Waves is widely rehearsed as the story of rebels who sought new visual languages in the face of moribund film culture. Perhaps less consistently told is the contemporaneous debate in Western European film periodicals about the...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 45–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., Germany, which seems to be ruled by the few and founded for the many: philosophy in a reformed university will provoke and unsettle, maintaining a vital dynamism that will be translated into the language of practical revolutionary activity throughout the state. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015...