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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 (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 51–60.
Published: 01 November 2023
... by scholars in countless literary studies claiming that hybrid actors and multivoiced narratives have replaced passive tales of suffering. More recent novels replace the heterogeneity and freedom of narrative agents with their experiential vulnerability and perceptions of discrimination. The central thesis...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Or Rogovin Abstract The image of the perpetrator in Israeli Holocaust fiction changed fundamentally in the mid-1980s: from one-dimensional Nazi beasts, typical of earlier Israeli writing, to humanized individuals, whose vulnerability and multidimensionality may blur the divide between victims...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... social vulnerability. To some degree, this is what all Kleist’s literary works do, and sometimes they even evoke the concept of vul- nerability while doing it. In the short story “Michael Kohlhaas,” for instance, the title character does not trust his otherwise reliable groom, because Kohl...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2021
... with an aura at a particular time and place. No doubt this aura, too, is vulnerable to decay, but the work continues to awaken new thoughts well after the aura has dissolved. We will never be done reading Aesthetic Theory . It is admittedly the case for any work of philosophical importance that the task...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
...Roger Foster Foster argues that Theodor W. Adorno's interpretation of Franz Kafka makes possible an understanding of literature's critical role in society while avoiding the twin pitfalls of reducing the literary work's significance to an echo of contemporary social and political ideas...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 119–131.
Published: 01 November 2023
... traditions of literary history and literary criticism in the United States. In the same year in which she would be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, she reflects on the “validity or vulnerability” of assumptions that circulate as knowledge: This knowledge holds that traditional, canonical American...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
... forms a technological mode in which the vulnerability of the subject to perceptual assault can be both playfully amplified and assimilated into that subject’s rhetorical arsenal. On its face, Jünger’s critical orientation of the 1920s and 1930s seems far less subtle. Compared to Kracauer, Jünger...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... and Contempo- rary Visual Culture,” in Benjamin’s Ghosts: Interventions in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory, ed. Gerhard Richter (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2002), 95–117; Willem van Reijen, “Breathing the Aura—the Holy, the Sober Breath,” Theory, Culture, and Society 18, no. 6...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 133–153.
Published: 01 August 2018
... literary form, as a nonindexical linguistic device to resist the harm and violence brought about through a language used for classification and delineation, and as a poetic figure to write an impossible conversation into existence. Copyright © 2018 by New German Critique, Inc. 2018 Paul Celan...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., the North Frisians had in effect made themselves and their domestic animals more vulnerable to major disaster, as light to moderate more or less annual flooding was replaced by a catastrophic deluge around once a century. The first recorded “flood of the century” occurred in 1164...
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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 (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 77–100.
Published: 01 August 2006
... Freiligrathʼs gloomy politi cal poem “Deutschland ist Hamlet” (1844) and its equation of Germany—and its failure to achieve national unity—with Shake- speareʼs indecisive hero is perhaps the most well-known literary example, it is hardly unique. Hamlet was interpreted both positively and negatively...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 77–96.
Published: 01 August 2013
... obscure. Moreover, the sec- ondary literature, far from clarifying, adds to the uncertainty. One thing, how- ever, seems apparent: Arendt wrote this text to challenge, even decimate, cer- tain assumptions about literary, philosophical, and political categories. A precise understanding of the implicit...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 207–230.
Published: 01 November 2012
... (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), 304–5. 5. Sarah Dillon, “Reinscribing De Quincey’s Palimpsest: The Significance of the Palimpsest in Contemporary Literary and Cultural Studies,” Textual Practice 19, no. 3 (2005): 245. For discus- sion of the distinction between “palimpsestic” and “palimpsestuous...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 171–194.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of Eternal Life,” published in 2012 in the anthology March Was Made of Yarn, which gathers literary reactions to the events of the earth- quake, the tsunami, and the nuclear meltdown in Japan.1 Tawada’s postcatastrophic Japan represents a no-go zone: nobody can get in, and the narrator...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 107–132.
Published: 01 August 2022
... awareness of a problem for which “the reluctance of observers to enquire into how the trauma happened” presents an “important feature of the syndrome,” 3 as Selwyn M. Smith affirms in The Battered Child Syndrome . This seemingly empirical account of child abuse thereby opens onto a literary...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 101–126.
Published: 01 November 2007
... construction, Riefenstahl’s body is the fi lm’s erotic locus and becomes the spectacle of transcendent visibility. Her singular image of sexual vulnerability and artistic authority resonates beyond both stadium and screen, establishing its own charged transaction with the captive viewer that Flanner...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 99–139.
Published: 01 November 2021
...: “Method of this project: literary montage. I needn’t say anything. Merely show. I shall appropriate no ingenious formulations, purloin no valuables. But the rags, the refuse—these I will not describe but put on display.” 43 Sebald refers to this exemplary work of citation by modeling Austerlitz’s...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 47–62.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Alterity, Historical Narrative, and Literary Riddles for the 1990s,” New German Critique, no. 80 (2000): 93–124; Friederike Eigler, Gedächtnis und Geschichte in Generationenromanen seit der Wende (Berlin: Schmidt, 2005); and Margaret Littler, “Guilt, Victimhood, and Identity in Zafer Şenocak’s...