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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 (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 Reich, one...
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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 (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-Jones...
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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
... by, and 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 (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 141–163.
Published: 01 November 2021
...) and throws in some Arabic proverbs for good measure ( DfA , 23, 60). These are explorations of the affordances of language: How does it shape a worldview? What does it make possible and what does it obstruct? What kind of community does it accommodate, and what world does it anticipate? At Café Refugio...
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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 (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 15–48.
Published: 01 August 2022
... of their writings (including those of Arendt), and supported the process of Gleichschaltung as the first steps in creating a nazified Germany. While Schmitt claimed that the Jews have no access to German substance, culture, and language, noting that “the Jew lies when he speaks German,” Arendt always emphasized...
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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 (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 163–183.
Published: 01 February 2022
... coined to define the specific phenomenological conditions of being interrupted by a fable-type story. Though no actual “fabulology” ensued from these plans, the fabulistic turn can be contextualized with Blumenberg’s metaphorology as it represents his ultimate attempt to study the role of language...
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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...
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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...
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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 if Benjamin...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 39–60.
Published: 01 November 2017
..., and the United Kingdom, it considers the relationship between academic, commercial, and broader cultural trends. Structural differences in academe and the publishing industry on both sides of the Atlantic are shown to lead to conflicting expectations, while an unequal language barrier seems to work against...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 145–165.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-political language. Mitscherlich was also an effective public intellectual, serving as “the conscience of the nation,” a “gentle repentance-preacher.” Precisely what worked so well in the West German context was, however, anathema in America. This article explores the reasons for the depoliticized version...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 189–203.
Published: 01 November 2017
... in the humanities (e.g., deconstruction), Luhmann never advanced his ideas with close readings of classical texts. Nevertheless, underneath the dissonance of the theoretical language that he used, the resonance with “postmodern” trends was profound, and a small but persistent cohort of scholars continues to engage...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 105–126.
Published: 01 August 2016
... language. Third, eudemonic values are traced back to Goethean and Romantic traditions. Fourth, the scope of eudemonic values is opened. Fifth, the paradigm example of experiencing natural beauty is presented. Sixth, the gap between phenomenology, eudemonic values, and morals is addressed. In respect...