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New German Critique (1 November 2012) 39 (3 (117)): 25–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Dan Diner In this article Diner briefly rethinks the impact of enlightenment as a historical current of thought and of modernity as its material equivalent. The text unfolds its argument against the backdrop of growing intellectual skepticism toward Western culture and its achievements, especially...
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New German Critique (1 November 2016) 43 (3 (129)): 1–4.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Peter E. Gordon; Alexander Rehding © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Editors’ Introduction: Adorno, Music, Modernity Peter E. Gordon and...
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New German Critique (1 August 2016) 43 (2 (128)): 55–82.
Published: 01 August 2016
... ruminations about human aggression and environmental destruction. Grzimek portrayed both the zoo and the national park as compensation for a “great extinction” that linked the industrialized slaughterhouse in Europe to trophy hunting in Africa. This natural history of modernity envisioned a global nature...
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New German Critique (1 August 2007) 34 (2 (101)): 115–141.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Kate Rigby New German Critique, Inc. 2007 Tragedy, Modernity, and Terra Mater: Christa Wolf Recounts the Fall Kate Rigby In his pioneering work of “literary ecology,” The Comedy of Survival (1972), Joseph W. Meeker castigates the...
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New German Critique (1 November 2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., Gesellschaft versus Gemeinschaft , traditional versus modern, rural versus urban, handicraft versus machine-made. But many important architects, like Adolf Rading in Breslau, who were considered members of the avant-garde did not fully accept or reject modernizing tendencies but embraced modernization and...
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New German Critique (1 February 2015) 42 (1 (124)): 23–44.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Konstantinos Kavoulakos Georg Lukács's first major work, Evolutionary History of the Modern Drama , raises the question of the possibility of a “great drama” in modern society. Lukács analyzes the modern drama by constructing an ideal type of dramatic form and inherently connecting it to specific...
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New German Critique (1 August 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 and that...
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New German Critique (1 November 2016) 43 (3 (129)): 155–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... analogy between the wounded or broken character of musical modernism and the experience of creaturely suffering. The modernist artwork leaves behind any aesthetic of “heroism” and emerges, as if from a disaster, with bodily injuries that can never be healed. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016...
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New German Critique (1 November 2006) 33 (3 (99)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Andreas Huyssen Introduction: Modernism after Postmodernity Andreas Huyssen Ah the old questions, the old answers, Thereʼs nothing like them...
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New German Critique (1 February 2007) 34 (1 (100)): 189–207.
Published: 01 February 2007
...Andreas Huyssen New German Critique, Inc. 2007 Geographies of Modernism in a Globalizing World Andreas Huyssen In memory of Edward W. Said The geography of classical modernism is primarily determined...
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New German Critique (1 November 2006) 33 (3 (99)): 209–233.
Published: 01 November 2006
...Douglas Brent McBride Modernism and the Museum Revisited Douglas Brent McBride The Museum as Mass Medium When the Museum of Modern Art in New York was promoting its recent $800 million capital campaign, MoMA director Glenn D. Lowry argued that the...
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New German Critique (1 August 2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Bo Earle In Negative Dialectics Theodor W. Adorno attempts to work through the death of aura. Drawing on G. W. F. Hegel's account of the “beautiful soul” from the Phenomenology of Spirit and Robert Pippin's account of “modern melancholia” in Friedrich Nietzsche, I interpret these attempts in terms...
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New German Critique (1 August 2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Mark Berry This essay considers the attitudes of Wilhelm Furtwängler and Theodor W. Adorno toward the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and its contemporary performance. The contexts for this comparison include the relationship between Romanticism and modernism, the experience and aftermath of...
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New German Critique (1 February 2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Isak Winkel Holm In the vocabulary of modern disaster research, Heinrich von Kleist's seminal short story “The Earthquake in Chile” (1806) is a tale of disaster vulnerability. The story is not just about a natural disaster destroying the innocent city of Santiago but also about the ensuing social...
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New German Critique (1 February 2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... closely examining his 1980 Adorno Prize address, “Die Moderne—ein unvollendetes Projekt,” a work that both makes clear Habermas's continued faith in the Enlightenment project and offers one of his few direct remarks on aesthetic modernity. This article presents the shortcomings of Habermas's thinking in...
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New German Critique (1 August 2015) 42 (2 (125)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Karen Leeder This introduction addresses the interrelated ideas of lateness, belatedness, anachronism, untimeliness, old age, and “late style” that run through this special issue. After a brief overview of recent thinking about time, especially in the transition from modernity to postmodernity, it...
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New German Critique (1 August 2014) 41 (2 (122)): 47–65.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Yuri Tsivian The history of editing as sketched in this article examines the theory of vernacular modernism proposed by Miriam Hansen in 1999. Taking stock of physical, optical, and temporal limitations imposed by the medium of film on actors, playwrights, and directors leads to a system of...
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New German Critique (1 August 2014) 41 (2 (122)): 83–95.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Pamela Wojcik This essay considers the meaning and value of Miriam Hansen's notion of vernacular modernism through an examination of films starring the Dead End Kids. It argues that the contradictions of modernity are played out through the figure of the child in these films by balancing a kind of...
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New German Critique (1 August 2017) 44 (2 (131)): 75–103.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Sociological Aspects of the Fascist Movements.” Social Forces 21: 138 – 47 . Paxton Robert O. 1998 . “The Five Stages of Fascism.” Journal of Modern History 70 : 1 – 23 . Petersen Jens . 1976 . “Der italienische Faschismus aus der Sicht der Weimarer Republik.” Quellen und...
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New German Critique (1 November 2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Pini Ifergan Is modernity a distinct historical epoch that can be radically distinguished from the one that preceded it? What are the implicit philosophical assumptions regarding our understanding of historical time that determine the sort of answer that we are inclined to give to this question...