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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
... these with the literary reportage style of Egon Erwin Kisch. Its similarity to Der Querschnitt reveals the dialectical engagement of Berlin’s artist and journalist circles with mass cultural forms, including tourism. While guidebooks diversified to accommodate a modern “art-loving” demographic that ridiculed both...
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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 (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 73–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... not ascribe to film as film negative qualities, possibly diminishing his reflective capacities. The dispute about the difference between mass art and high art is taken back to the emergence of the notion of culture industry as replacement for mass art in the frame of social theory. Comparing the different...
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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 (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
... remnant of bourgeois individualism that has not been completely tainted by the ersatz individuals mass-produced by monopoly capitalistic practices such as the culture industry. At the very end 43. Although Schoenberg’s path to the problem may have ended at an impasse, perhaps there are other...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
... and socioeconomic position, had galvanized internationalist world literature in the first place. 1 Buried along with the history of this first attempt to build a world literature under the auspices of a political and social mass movement lie the historiographical, poetological, and broader literary and cultural...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
... und Probleme .” In Ernst Jünger: Politik, Mythos, Kunst , edited by Hagestedt Lutz , 459 – 75 . Berlin : de Gruyter , 2004 . Copyright © 2019 by New German Critique, Inc. 2019 Siegfried Kracauer Ernst Jünger mass culture criticism World War I In October 1932 Siegfried...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 6–8.
Published: 01 August 2014
... on Walter Benjamin’s theory of mass culture. Whether she was focusing on the most detailed differences in the variants of the artwork essay, or the corporeal significance of Mickey Mouse, Miriam could penetrate to incredible depths of understanding. It was slow-motion scholarship. She made...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 1–2.
Published: 01 August 2014
... In September 2012 New German Critique held a conference at Columbia Uni- versity titled “Cinema and the Legacies of Critical Theory,” dedicated to the memory of Miriam Hansen and her seminal work in film history, theory, and the politics of mass culture and the public sphere. The conference brought...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 189–207.
Published: 01 February 2007
... understanding but crucial for my argument about subliminal links between modernism and cultural globalization today. The cultural space that modernism inhabited was divided into high and low, into elite culture and an increasingly commercialized mass culture. Mod- ernism was by and large the attempt...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2009
... reject the ruptured, disjunctive montage aesthetic that he was so instrumental in developing during Dada, they continue to pursue the Dadaist tactic of prov- ocation through the language of mass culture. Focusing on different phases of Heartfi eld’s work, these fi rst two essays show how Heartfi...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 149–174.
Published: 01 February 2013
... contribution made by the editors of the journal, which has uncompromisingly, intelligently, and critically argued for a more balanced and refined under - standing of Adorno. On the important distinctions between “popular culture,” “mass culture,” and the “culture industry” in Adorno (and Horkheimer), see...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 1–3.
Published: 01 February 2006
...). 4. See Miriam Hansen, “Mass Culture as ‘Hieroglyphic Writing’: Adorno, Derrida, Kracauer,” New German Critique, no. 56 (1992): 43–75; and Deborah Cook, The Culture Industry Revisited: Theodor W. Adorno on Mass Culture (Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 1996). 5. See Andrew Hewitt...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 143–171.
Published: 01 February 2024
..., Roth adds that this reexperiencing can be disturbing, because “we also remain aware of what happened after the picture was taken.” 59 Particularly because The Nazis uses images from mass-cultural representations, viewers bring knowledge about both history and the history of photographs and moving...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 209–233.
Published: 01 November 2006
... that the once-rarifi ed institution of the art museum had become a mass cultural phe- nomenon. “Once seen as elite, these institutions enjoy broad, popular appeal,” he claimed.1 The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis was just as emphatic in promoting its $80 million expansion. “The metaphor for the museum...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
... Early Writings on Film and Mass Culture,” New German Cri- tique, no. 54 (1991): 47–76; hereafter cited as DP. New German Critique 109, Vol. 37, No. 1, Winter 2010 DOI 10.1215/0094033X-2009-019 © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 99 100...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 99–140.
Published: 01 November 2020
... of this life’s work. In essence, Kracauer’s secret, revolutionary aesthetics of things corresponds to his critical interest in popular culture and mass media, which also shaped modern housing and living. And neither emigration nor exile fundamentally changed this. In this respect, too, Kracauer differs from...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 159–169.
Published: 01 August 2014
...- tural Transformation of the Public Sphere, a Verfallsgeschichte too heavily indebted to the bleak analysis of the culture industry Habermas had taken from Max Horkheimer and Adorno. Instead of claiming that mass media spelled the death of the public sphere, understood in terms of a narrow Enlight...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 65–92.
Published: 01 February 2013
...; Andreas Huyssen, After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1986), 16–43; Fredric Jameson, Marxism and Form: Twentieth-Century Dialectical Theories of Literature (Princeton, NJ: Prince­ ton University Press, 1971); and Jay, Adorno, 16–18...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 1–2.
Published: 01 February 2012
... and the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, which she had founded, shaped, and guided since 1990. From early on Miriam was a major mediator between the study of American film and the Frankfurt School theories of the public sphere, media, and mass culture. Pivotal for her work on early American silent...