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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Fantasies: Conquest, Family, and Nation in Precolonial Germany, 1770–1870 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Recolonizing the Mind: Gottfried Benn’s Primitivism Joshua Dittrich In this essay I argue that Gottfried Benn’s poetry of the 1920s...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2021
... objects but, in their overpowering beauty , one of (unconditioned) conditions of experience, we are abruptly put in mind of the now-absent dependency relation between mind and nature, mind and world. The sublime address of such art enables us to experience that and how we have become lost to nature...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., the article proposes a fourfold typology of torture by looking at representative examples from Aeschylus's Prometheus to Franz Kafka's “In the Penal Colony” and Jean Améry's At the Mind's Limits . The article contends that the incommunicability of torture challenges not only the literary ethics...
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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 (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... with the linguistic and performative transformations of sacred cursing in mind. New German Critique, Inc. 2008 Herrschaftszeiten! Theopolitical Profanities in the Face of Secularization Arnd Wedemeyer The Coercive Value Implicit in the Idea of a Wrathful God...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
..., of the nation's survivors. As the rubble on the streets and the destruction in a returned soldier's mind, material damage and mental wreckage, become intertwined, the compensatory narrative suggests that both have been caused by outside forces. By scrutinizing the prominent role of rubble in the so-called rubble...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
... his mind, however, Strauss, a refugee in England and then in America, began to retreat from the ideas that had influenced him during the 1920s and from his own previous attitude toward certain elements of modern civilization. This retreat was not clear, absolute, or complete but complicated, vague...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... tensions in Weber's theory of charisma, this article points to the essentially aesthetic aspects of charisma. As a form of leadership, charisma not only fundamentally depends on the imaginations and affects that the charismatic leader can raise in the hearts and minds of his followers; it also depends...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
.... Disillusioned by the persistence of antisemitism in the liberal age, German-speaking Jews were the first to assert an ethnic pride based on common traits they insisted remained embedded in their minds despite outward acculturation. While the emergent discourse of psychological Jewishness helped create...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Schoenberg's approach to music itself. But it was more than a purely aesthetic issue. Each of these intellectuals claims that the Bilderverbot was central to the contemporary political struggles. In Adorno's mind, not only had the Nazis violated the ban against graven images, but Hollywood's “culture industry...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
... specific performers or specific trajectories of violence in the contexts in which each artist was working, for instance, the Vietnam War (Kathy O’Dell), this article localizes artistic self-injury within the larger coherencies of the history of mind with respect to aesthetic theories. Questions...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 89–131.
Published: 01 August 2009
... to embody. Through close analysis of their photomontages, this essay argues that Moholy-Nagy and Brandt were like-minded in their investigations of how the lessons of Dada and constructivism might be absorbed into a new form of Bauhaus photomontage, how artists and designers could help reshape society...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 215–229.
Published: 01 November 2022
... intellectuals. Although Weiss and Enzensberger do not address the relationship between politics and aesthetics directly, the introduction asks us to rethink postwar modernisms. Keeping in mind the connection between anticolonial politics and surrealism in the writings of Fanon and Aimé Césaire, the introduction...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Matthew D. Miller Eroding the value of human life and obscuring the discernibility of shared futures, the twenty-first century’s unabating civilizational calamities compel desperate attempts to advance individual and social renewal in the navigation of dark times. Mindful of such need, this article...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 145–164.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Destruction of Men’s Minds (1951) and Brainwash- ing: The Story of Men Who Defi ed It (1956).1 Hunter initially conceived of brainwashing to account for the mass “reeducation” of civilians in Maoist China. Largely on the basis of interviews with Chi Sze-chen, a recent graduate of North China People’s...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 1–32.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Peter . 2010 . Objectivity . New York : Zone . Dittrich Joshua . 2016 . “ Recolonizing the Mind: Gottfried Benn’s Primitivism .” New German Critique , no. 127 : 37 – 58 . Fassin Didier . 2009 . “ Another Politics of Life Is Possible .” Theory, Culture and Society 26...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 155–178.
Published: 01 February 2023
... epidemics, registered 9557 new Corona infections and 300 deaths”? 2 In the midst of their suffering from the pandemic, one could surmise that Germans, the vast majority of whom were born after 1945, would have other things on their minds than this reminder of the past. Yet this reaction would not be new...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... of the body or audible ones of the voice, swell into inflated visions in the mind of the beholder. These draw often on well-known images, quite possibly supplied by the figure himself or herself, narratives, historical figures, which are themselves powerfully charismatic: Alexander the Great...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 47–65.
Published: 01 August 2014
....2 The conundrum that constantly preoccupied Miriam’s mind was this. How could it happen that cinema—the medium born in the age of modernity dominated by hectic tempos, traumatic collisions, con- trived and fragmented experiences—developed into a balanced, transparent, and rational art form...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 83–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
.... [New York: Braziller, 1974], 11). Scully’s account provides a useful counterpoint to Simmel’s discussion of the baroque and well describes the premises of Simmel’s impressionism. Todd Cronan 91 mind. (Simmel likely subscribed to the idea that if you...