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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 (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Christoph Schaub Abstract Largely overlooked in the booming scholarship on world literature, literary globalization, and transnational modernism, a world literature of socialist internationalism was imagined, written, theorized, and practiced in the aftermath of World War I, representing the first...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 81–92.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Katja Garloff This essay calls for a theoretical discussion of the aesthetics and politics of comparison in contemporary German Jewish literature and beyond. It describes the tendency of recent German Jewish writers and thinkers to compare and connect the experiences of Jews to those of other...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Christoph Schaub Recent modernism studies have largely ignored the literature of the workers' movement. They perpetuate a historically influential dichotomy between modernism and workers' movement literature that can be traced back to the Weimar Republic. The article situates Anna Seghers's Revolt...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 155–178.
Published: 01 August 2018
... discussion, and an actor in a complex trans systemic (cross-Curtain) international environment. Copyright © 2018 by New German Critique, Inc. 2018 Wolf Biermann PEN literature East Germany Heinrich Böll In early 1977 Peter Elstob sent a regretful letter to Heinz Kamnitzer. Elstob had just...
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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 (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Samuel Clowes Huneke Abstract This article analyzes the relationship between suicide and homosexual discourses in modern Germany. Considering literature, gay periodicals, mainstream newspapers, letters, plays, and poetry, it asks how authors came to correlate homosexuality so strongly...
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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 (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Boaz Neumann While the Nazi politics of the body have been studied at length, the historiographical literature has largely failed to address the role of the Volkskörper , or the German people's body, in the Nazi worldview. As I attempt to explain, it was not the individual bodies of Germans...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 51–88.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of the social sciences. Despite the vast literature that scholars have devoted to Weber's concept of charisma, no concerted effort has been made to understand its transatlantic history in the decades after his death. A growing body of recent scholarly work has extended the modern history of concepts...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 79–93.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Armin Schäfer In twentieth-century German literature, Alfred Döblin's novel The Three Leaps of Wang Lun is an outstanding example not only of the invention of a charismatic leader but also of an attempt to analyze those aspects of charisma that Max Weber did not want to touch on. Döblin saw...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 139–167.
Published: 01 February 2012
... neo-Nazi leader, provide the principal texts on which this examination is based. This article argues that the disruptions caused by political violence at the collective level, which have been explored in recent literatures on the politics of exception, also need to be examined at the individual level...
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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 (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 107–124.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Heimat fills a gap left open in German literature since Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus by presenting a fictional portrayal of music's history after World War II. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Out of Tune: Music, Postwar Politics, and Edgar Reitz’s Die zweite Heimat...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 79–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Zeynep Çelik Alexander This essay contributes to an expanding literature around the terms medium , media , and mediation by offering a historical point of contact between the philosophical and technical genealogies of this constellation of terms. In his theory of the baroque, Heinrich Wölfflin...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Auerbach’s theory of the figure in relation to the historiographical innovations of Walter Benjamin and Aby Warburg, the revival of seriality in modernist aesthetics, and the narrative forms of twentieth-century literature, it argues that Auerbach’s work was shaped more significantly by modernist aesthetics...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and victimizers. This development, which corresponds to similar patterns in other literatures (e.g., George Steiner’s Portage to San Cristobal of A.H .; Jonathan Littell’s Kindly Ones ) has received relatively little critical attention, and it is discussed here through a close reading of major Israeli works...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 21–44.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Marianna Papastephanou Abstract In antiquity Diogenes was asked to identify himself as a citizen. He retorted by affirming that he was a “citizen of the world” and thus implicitly rejecting local citizenship. Ever since, his political identification has become a reference point in most literature...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 53–88.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Sabine Kriebel Because photomontage is based on the structural principle of pictorial rupture and reassembly, the medium is understood in scholarly literature as the symbolic register of the shocks and disjunctures of modern life. Yet most of John Heartfield's photomontages for the communist...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Brook Henkel Abstract Around 1910 trick films by Edwin S. Porter, Émile Cohl, and others fascinated writers and critics by bringing objects to life and upending the dominant roles of human actors found in drama and literature. The animated objects and thing-like humans in Franz Kafka’s writings...
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