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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2016
... . Alexander von Humboldt: Bildnisse und Künstler; Eine dokumentierte Ikonographie . Berlin : Reimer . Pfeiffer Heinrich , ed. 1969 . Alexander von Humboldt. Werk und Weltgeltung . Munich : Piper . The Life of a Nomad and a World Citizen: Alexander von Humboldt, Nomadic Knowledge...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 139–167.
Published: 01 February 2012
... a Life of Political Violence: A Neo-Nazi Steigt Aus William Little In every ascetic morality man worships a part of himself as God and for that he needs to diabolize the other part...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 1–32.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of Benn’s critical engagement with the modern life sciences, and in particular with the discourses of medicine and psychology. The article focuses on Benn’s so-called Rönne novellas, written between 1914 and 1916, arguing that they record and enact the disintegration of body and subjectivity through...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... environment in a decrepit Jewish town in eastern Europe but left it behind to travel to Berlin and dedicate his life to philosophy in the tradition of the German enlightenment. Scholem (1897–1982), born a century and a half later to a middle-class acculturated Jewish family in Berlin, left it behind...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
... the conceptions of life that come into play in the novel (life as career, life as theater, life as gesture) and considers the fate of the protagonist in this light. Seeing the question of inclusion/exclusion as key to Kafka’s novel, the article argues that it exposes the thin line between utopia and dystopia...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 83–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Todd Cronan Georg Simmel's sociology tends to elicit mixed feelings even among his admirers. “The Metropolis and Mental Life” provides one of the most compelling and influential accounts of modern, urban experience available, yet the meaning of this work is notoriously elusive. Does the difficulty...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and the challenge of acting with authenticity in modern life, though rootlessness is neither limited to the twentieth century nor uniquely German. Understood in this way, Arendt's “peculiar biography” of Rahel Varnhagen becomes far more than an idiosyncratic or self-revelatory work; rather, it is an examination...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 67–82.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Daniel Morgan Miriam Hansen's idea of vernacular modernism explains the global appeal of classical Hollywood cinema by drawing on its affinity with modernist aesthetics. She argues that cinema's modernism is part of a widespread mass culture response to the changing features of modern life...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Gertrud Koch The article discusses the notion of “experiment” and relates it—via Immanuel Kant's concept of liveliness, which is a central topos of aesthetic experience—to “animation” in film, insofar as both refer to “life sciences.” Drawing on the example of Sergei Eisenstein's poetics...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... the relationship between the people’s god and the earth. Both thinkers also reject the Darwinian concept of the “state as organism” in the new academic study of human geography known as Geopolitik . Both thinkers embrace a neovitalist concept of animal life as it was developed in the work of Jakob von Uexküll...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... and never truly “works,” revealing literature's fragile dimension. Fragility not only addresses the vulnerability of bare human life but conveys the condition of literary and cultural studies, torn between ethical responsibility and the continuous threat to fail in the process. With a genealogical approach...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 141–169.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Men in Dark Times , and The Life of the Mind . Many who discuss her account of forgiveness fail to adequately consider the distinctions and assertions that Arendt makes in her political theory. This article thus challenges a propensity in critical literature...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Susan H. Gillespie In 1966 Theodor W. Adorno devoted an affectionate essay to his recollections of the provincial Frankish village of Amorbach, where he spent summers as a child and to which he returned in later life. Literally and figuratively, the essay centers on the experience and concept...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... This essay confronts Horkheimer and Adorno's argument with the less-celebrated work of the German philosopher Ernst Cassirer, whose functionalistic concept of myth as a symbolic form enables him to give detailed philosophical analyses of myth as a long-established form of life and as an artificial weapon...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 73–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... for Cavell skepticism is something that pragmatically will be suspended for the sake of constructing a lifeworld bridging opera, film, and life, Adorno stays with the incompatibility of the easy, happy end with art as a reflexive form. Thus Adorno emphasizes the paradox between the wish for wish fulfillment...
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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 (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
... conceived of it as protecting life and bestowing security. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Just before the “Straussians”: The Development of Leo Strauss’s Political Thought from the Weimar Republic to America Adi Armon...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 1–23.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Lydia Moland In an early, unpublished essay on Friedrich Schiller's trilogy Wallenstein , G. W. F. Hegel criticizes the play's denouement as “horrific” and “appalling” and for depicting the triumph of death over life. To understand why Hegel's response was so negative, Lydia Moland analyzes...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 27–48.
Published: 01 February 2012
... life but also in cultural and literary discourses, critical engagement with recent studies of spatiality is potentially highly productive. Yet studies of Heimat rarely consider these new discourses on space, while studies on literary representations of space seldom include approaches to Heimat...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Eva Horn Recent biographies of Adolf Hitler's life, especially those by Joachim C. Fest, Ian Kershaw, and Ludolf Herbst, have referred extensively to Max Weber's concept of charisma. The article raises the question of what it means to narrate the charisma of a historical figure such as Adolf Hitler...