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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Esther Oluffa Pedersen In giving a philosophical account of the rise of National Socialism in early- and mid-twentieth-century Germany, many philosophers have pointed to myth as an explanatory feature. The work of Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno in the Dialectic of Enlightenment is renowned...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Devin Fore This essay looks at the role of myth in Cement , an early 1970s play written by the East German playwright Heiner Müller in the wake of the New Economic System of Plan and Control. By “updating” myths of labor (e.g., the myths of Prometheus and Hercules), Müller explores the dialectic...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Christopher Conti Walter Benjamin's great essay on Franz Kafka exemplifies his philosophical praxis, which exhumes the prehistoric substrate of modernity to expose the myth of progress in modernity's claim to epochal legitimacy. Benjamin's physiognomic thinking endows Kafka with the features of his...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 45–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
... apocalypticism Martin Heidegger Nazism philosophy tyranny The Political Myths of Martin Heidegger Jeff Love and Michael Meng Thus the primordial and genuine relation to the beginning is the revolutionary, which, through...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 135–153.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Clara M. Oberle This article reflects on the functioning of ideology by examining different modes in which the myths of antifascism and victimhood in the setting of Berlin during 1945–48 were formulated. Rather than debunk these myths, Oberle asks about the processes, places, and actors involved...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 123–144.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Martin Jay In the various texts posthumously published in translation in 2017 as The Rigorism of Truth , Hans Blumenberg audaciously compared Sigmund Freud's Moses and Monotheism and Hannah Arendt's Eichmann in Jerusalem as efforts to debunk founding myths of Jewish identity. He accused both...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 11–34.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Codruţa Morari Abstract The classical film western enacts the myth of American manifest destiny, codifying and promulgating stories of the conquest of the West. Subsequent so-called revisionist westerns, of which John Ford’s The Searchers (1956) is the preeminent example, call this triumphal master...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 133–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of the new fauves, and the legacy of socialist realism, I debunk many commonly held myths about leftist art and illustrate how intensely problematic such art has become. © 2009 by New German Critique, Inc. 2009 Daniel Richter and the Problem of Political Painting Today...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
... film, this essay historicizes the myths at work in Staudte's famous exercise in this vein and suggests their afterlife in present-day revisitations of the German war experience. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 The Place of Rubble in the Trümmerfilm...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
... argue that this troubled multilingualism allows Sebald to exploit the myths that constitute the identities of individual languages, setting up an assemblage of linguistic discourses that point to the extremities of a fragmented subjectivity and to the particular historical conditions of which language...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 11–24.
Published: 01 August 2012
... to the original Bauhaus and the chief repositories of its art and related documentation. In addition, German scholars, along with their American and English counterparts, have deconstructed Cold War myths about the school and questioned its relevance as an antifascist bulwark of democratic and/or socialist ideals...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., is the first announcement of the death of God. Girard, disputing Vattimo's interpretive strategies, identifies the crucifixion as a world-historical exposure of the sacrificial origins of human society: the Christian scapegoat undoes the myths that found society's unity on a hidden act of violence...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
...” was guilty of the same crime. The industrial production of images was designed to pacify and control the masses. For both Mann and Schoenberg, a return to the Bible through modernist aesthetics could help recuperate myth from its misuse and thus restore a healthy polity. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
... of this essay can be explained only when more substantial works of Benjamin are taken into account. Benjamin's contemporaneous essay “Goethe's Elective Affinities ” is used to elucidate the reasoning behind his view that divine violence provides an escape from myth's forces of totalization. Recent scholarship...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of history. But first and last, I ask what polemical role Judaism plays in his historical anthropology. Though we might remember it otherwise, Adorno’s historical anthro- pology begins with magic, not myth. Magic is animism in action. It stands below myth because it marks just the first step...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 155–179.
Published: 01 February 2018
... . Blondell Ruby . 2013 . Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation . Oxford : Oxford University Press . Comay Rebecca . 2000 . “ Adorno’s Siren Song .” New German Critique , no. 81 : 21 – 48 . Deneen Patrick J . 2000 . The Odyssey of Political Theory: The Politics of Departure...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the possibility of having experience per se in the fi rst place. Myth and Determinacy Kant’s “primacy of the practical” principle crucially informs one of Adorno’s best-known and most provocative claims about myth: that the demythologizing process (i.e., the Dialectic of Enlightenment) is not specifi c...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 105–121.
Published: 01 November 2017
...: On Method , translated by D'Isanto Luca Atell Kevin , 9 – 32 . New York : Zone . Bajohr Hannes . 2015 . “Review of Angus Nicholls' Myth and the Human Sciences.” Germanic Review 90 , no. 3 : 358 – 70 . Blumenberg Hans . 1971 . “Beobachtungen an Metaphern.” Archiv...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
... of the relationship between the mythical and the truthful, by mythologizing Goethe: “No form of thought is more fatal than that which bewilderingly bends back into myth what had begun to outgrow it.”5 The criticism of Gun- dolf on this point naturally extends to Gundolf’s own treatment of myth, and perhaps...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
... contemporary culture and theory, be it fascist or liberal. The criticism, in both cases, went against tech- nological rationality, against the “irrational” myth that complemented it, and against the humanist ideology of a moral subject, of transparent communica- tion. Both the Frankfurt School...