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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Patrizia McBride This article examines the discourse and practice of photography enacted in Weimar Germany's modernist photobook as a testing ground for the medium's narrative potential. This project involved the attempt to stake out an aesthetics that exploited photography's aptitude for exact...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 9–25.
Published: 01 February 2008
...Michèle Lowrie Evidence and Narrative in Mérimée’s Catilinarian Conspiracy Michèle Lowrie Osip Brik, perhaps the keenest of the Russian Formalists, . . . used to say that political conspirators are...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
... animated objects into their narrative worlds. Inspired by cinema, these literary animations trace out complex social relations among humans and things and challenge the powers of reification that Theodor W. Adorno and others more typically identify with Odradek and related figures in Kafka’s writings...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 115–132.
Published: 01 November 2011
... George, Paul von Hindenburg, and Adolf Hitler. It argues that Weber may have refrained from attributing bodily attractiveness to George, a friend who was his underlying model of charismatic leadership, because of a then-current rumor about George's sexual orientation. Facial Narratives: The...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 21–37.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Theorie in Amerika.” Simon Dubnow Institute Yearbook 10 : 89 – 111 . Narratives of Theory Transfer Anna Kinder In 1980 the German publishing house Suhrkamp tried to conquer the US mar- ket by establishing Suhrkamp/Insel Publishers Boston Inc...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
... read this text as an exploration of distributed agency that challenges humanist assumptions about both “man” and “nature” by disclosing the limits of rational human mastery in the face of unruly natural phenomena, both “inner” and “outer.” At the same time, the multiple narrative frames of this tragic...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... that he still triggers in his modern biographers. While Fest aims to reenact Hitler's highly theatrical and emotional style, Kershaw disrupts Hitler's aesthetical mise-en-scène in his form of narrative, drawing on quotations and witness accounts. For Kershaw, charisma cannot be understood without...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the literary or historical narratives that create a basis for that leader's emergence and the crowd's appreciation of him. Thus charisma must be analyzed as an aesthetic phenomenon, as a theatrical role to be performed, and as a literary narrative. The article outlines some of the conceptual tools for...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
... narrative of secularization still functions as a great narrative, its plausibility and evidence reside in this rhetorical fundament that cannot be reduced to a simple argument, whether historical, sociological, or theological, but instead combines these discourses in a highly overdetermined way. © 2014 by...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 113–134.
Published: 01 November 2014
... violent dissolution. Second, it juxtaposes Spielzeugland with the British film The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), which stages a situation in which the “wrong” person, that is, a non-Jew, is sent to death in the gas chamber. By evoking and then rewriting the narrative of the “wrong” victim...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 205–216.
Published: 01 February 2017
... vacui of the postmodern subject, and reads the excessive sharing of every moment as a flight from the self and toward the “homeland” of the network. With a nod to Paul Ricoeur's concept of narrative time, Siegfried Kracauer's description of photography as the mere recording of the material, and Zygmunt...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... narrative impulse follows an aesthetic, political, and feminist strategy aimed at resuscitating a modern mode of subjectivity. With this model of subjectivity, Richter optimistically gestures toward an open public sphere beyond the public sphere that has been compromised and marred by terrorism. A reading...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 107–138.
Published: 01 August 2020
... understood as a narrative identity, and autonomy as defended by Honneth’s theory of recognition. After an exploration of both suggestions, in which the ideas of MacIntyre and Ricoeur are briefly discussed as well, it is argued that a combination of both may result in a specific, normative understanding of...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
... primary ideological motivations behind the Christian Democratic Union, whose leaders, voters, and ministers of labor were predominantly Catholic. Some version of this narrative can be traced throughout Europe. This article focuses on the Rhineland, the center of social Catholic thinking in Germany, to...
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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 a...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 2009
...Susan Rubin Suleiman Purporting to be the first-person narrative of a former SS officer writing many years after World War II, Jonathan Littell's Les bienveillantes , published in France in 2006, became the biggest best seller of the year and won the most prestigious French literary prize, the Prix...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
... 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 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
... what we have come to call cultural studies and strikes a familiar chord with Pierre Bourdieu's sociological investigations of the habitual. The absence of grand narratives and apocalyptic traits in Kracauer's theory of the ordinary politically differentiates him as well from the Frankfurt School and...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 95–106.
Published: 01 August 2010
... descriptive mode of the generally underestimated travelogue over the novel's narrative mode. This choice generates a particular “design of the concrete,” whereby highly personal impressions and isolated facts and things emerge as interesting in themselves. Koeppen attempts to banish the “dangerous chimera” of...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
... Leaden Times are implicated in a “narrative fetish,” an attempt to reconfigure traumatic history to circumvent an authentic work of mourning. Two “tics” recur throughout these RAF films: first, a compulsive return to Holocaust images, such as those screened in Alain Resnais's Night and Fog ; second, the...