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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 205–215.
Published: 01 November 2023
...), depicted Auschwitz as the outcome of a long process of the “self-destruction of reason” (Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer), or meditated on the multiple dimensions of German “guilt” (Karl Jaspers). German history had become a highway going directly from Luther to Hitler. Judgments and diagnoses could...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
...J. J. Long Both photography and the built environment play a significant role in transmitting cultural memory. This article explores how architectural photography might be seen in terms of constructions of cultural identity through Florian Profitlich's book Berlin-Bilder ( Berlin Pictures , 1999...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 199–205.
Published: 01 February 2013
... . In it Grass attacked Israel's stance toward Iran, recommended that Germany no longer supply Israel with submarines, and reproached himself and other Germans for withholding criticism for so long for fear of offending Israel. Stern, who condemns the ad hominem attacks that dismissed Grass as an ex-member...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Michael Cowan The Querschnittfilm (cross-section film) has long been recognized as a documentary genre appropriate to mass society that uses montage, not the narrative development of individual characters, to compare various people and phenomena. But the term and concept of Querschnitt had both...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Heather I. Sullivan; Bernhard F. Malkmus The introduction to The Challenge of Ecology to the Humanities: Posthumanism or Humanism? sketches out the ambiguous response of the humanities to the long-term anthropological thinking about the human as an ecological being from the late nineteenth...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Kate Rigby Theodor Storm's novella Der Schimmelreiter is set in northwestern Germany, a region with a long history of dyke building and coastal flooding. Drawing on insights into material agency, complexity, and the entwinement of materiality and discourse that have emerged from science studies, I...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 1–39.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Lydia Goehr Abstract This essay presents Theodor W. Adorno’s case pro and contra the regulation of the work-concept in a tradition that long sustained a great 1800 divide. The case is made through the provocation offered in Lydia Goehr’s Imaginary Museum of Musical Works that “Bach did not intend...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 43–63.
Published: 01 November 2022
... long-standing concern with colonialism and imperialism and with how they were encountered and resisted. howesw@missouri.edu Copyright © 2022 by New German Critique, Inc. 2022 Peter Weiss Hans Magnus Enzensberger colonialism imperialism Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson In the second...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Kirk Wetters The dynamics of Georg Lukács’s development and divergent scholarly perspectives are reconsidered in light of his little-read 1909 dissertation, The Developmental History of Modern Drama . This long early work, with its detailed methodological apparatus, establishes a baseline...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 113–133.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the long blocks of prose Weiss settled on for the novel. Exemplified in volume 2’s opening confrontation with Théodore Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa , this search within the narrative vacillates between constituting erect forms and leveling them altogether. With the aid of Georges Bataille...
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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 (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 115–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... with long-silenced familial legacies. These attempts to work through, or at least make readable, the affective afterlife of silenced histories of guilt and shame are evidence of the limits of any strategy for mastering the affective inheritance that this past represents. © 2011 by New German Critique, Inc...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Laura A. Frahm Abstract This article sheds light on Dominik Graf’s long-standing and often-overlooked engagement with the essay film since the mid-1990s. The article contends that his urban essays, his cinema and television essays, and his commemorative essays are driven by a reconstructive impetus...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 1–14.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Lotte Houwink ten Cate Abstract This article, based on unpublished materials from the Scholem Library at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and the digitized Arendt Papers at the New School, New York, seeks to illuminate Hannah Arendt and Gershom Scholem’s long friendship, their exchange about...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
...- logically, nostalgia is a compound of nostos (“home,” or a place one has left/ lost, to which one belongs, and thus longs for) and algia (“pain,” the pain of longing). Utopia, or eutopia (an intentional pun on the part of Sir Thomas More), consists of a prefix that—whether as negation u...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 25–50.
Published: 01 August 2011
... for his ideas to find a port of entry into the minds of his contemporaries. He had long ago given up on his native Kultur of the Kaiser- reich, which exhibited a positive genius for ignoring his genius, and proved his suspicion—first articulated in “David Strauss, the Confessor and the Writer...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... and so tries to “disavow.”11 Unsettling in Hesse’s hybrid India is, conversely, the continual appearance of the hauntingly similar—what Freud called the unheimlich “long familiar”—where the colonizer does not expect it.12 Why does Hesse see what postcolonial hybridity theorists do not?13...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., and dark recesses. Adorno visited Amorbach every summer as a child. The family stayed at the Post House Inn, took long walks, and encountered the local population in the tavern. It was an idyllic time that Theodor and Gretel later tried to re-create on their monthlong vacations at mountain...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 85–105.
Published: 01 August 2021
... asserts: There was little symphonic and chamber music literature that was not moved into home life with the help of those oblong volumes, bound uniformly green in landscape format. They appeared as if made to have their pages turned, and I was allowed to do so, long before I knew the notes, following...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
... results in a forgetting of the future: the subject cannot imagine another world, and utopian longing is silenced. I call the new form of temporality that would engage properly with past and future metamorphic . This dialectical temporality appears in those objects of natural beauty that both call...