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New German Critique (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 (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of the nonidentical and negative, which turns against itself in the identitarian machine of Western rationality and, more generally, in the immanent religions of fascination. The divergence between the authors, who belong to different intellectual schools (Frankfurt School and deconstruction, respectively), concerns...
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Published: 01 November 2020
Figure 11. Portrait of Siegfried Kracauer, 1964, photograph by Lili Kracauer in their New York City apartment (“interior photo”), from a negative scan. Courtesy Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach. Figure 11. Portrait of Siegfried Kracauer, 1964, photograph by Lili Kracauer in their New York City More
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Published: 01 August 2018
Figure 8. “Die meisten Prostituierten werden syphilitisch!,” ca. 1925. Slide 6 from Erläuterungen zu den Lichtbildreihen des Deutsches Hygiene-Museums . Vortrag 40, Soziale Bedingungen der Geschlechtskrankheiten (58 Lichtbilder). Reproduction from glass-plate negative, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum More
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in Adorno's letters reveal subterranean links to the equally utopic experience of romantic love. The landscape near Amorbach appears again in Negative Dialectics , where its visualization is invoked as the nearest analogue to metaphysical experience. Translated into language, these lived experiences serve...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201–227.
Published: 01 August 2017
... to negative biopolitics, which sought to improve national health by removing unhealthy opposition. Both the structures of imperialism and the specter of degeneration should be credited with a pre-Nazi merger of sovereignty and biopolitics, which affected aesthetics no less than eugenics. Modernist music...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 43–61.
Published: 01 August 2021
... understanding of “spiritual experience [ geistige Erfahrung ]” as a more than merely theoretical matrix for what Adorno, in Negative Dialectics and the lecture courses, calls his materials studies. Rather than indicating largely esoteric or theosophical elements in Kandinsky’s influence on modernist aesthetic...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 203–222.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christopher Turner This article explores Theodor W. Adorno's “central concept” of the Bann , generally translated as “spell” and understood as a suggestive, if vague, metaphor. Through etymological analysis and investigation into Adorno's use of it in several key texts, especially Negative...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 205–216.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Roberto Simanowski Self-presentation on social network sites is often discussed either positively for its promotion of transparency and sharing or negatively for its encouragement of narcissism and self-branding. The present article takes into account the “torture of now-time,” that is, the horror...
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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 (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 1–23.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Lydia Moland In an early, unpublished essay on Friedrich Schiller's trilogy Wallenstein , G. W. F. Hegel criticizes the play's denouement as “horrific” and “appalling” and for depicting the triumph of death over life. To understand why Hegel's response was so negative, Lydia Moland analyzes...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 71–102.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of enlightenment modernism negative dialectics The whole futile body was suffused by transparency. Little by little the body turned into light. Its blood into a beam. Its limbs froze in an unintelligible movement. And the man was no more than a sign among the constellations. —Louis Aragon, Paris Peasant...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 119–135.
Published: 01 February 2006
... Negative Dialektik, sec. 4, vol. 16 of Nachgelassene Schriften, ed. Rolf Tiedemann (Frankfurt am Main: Suhrkamp, 2003), 115. Gerhard Richter 123 ing it and not revealing it. If you have the key to the allegory, then the esoteric wisdom has been expressed...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
... York: Basic, 2001), xviii, xvi, 49. 4. Theodor W. Adorno, Minima Moralia: Reflections on a Damaged Life, trans. E. F. N. Jeph- cott (New York: Verso, 2005), 19 (epigraph), 230, 49. Some of the renderings of Minima Moralia and Negative Dialectics have been modified based on Dennis Redmond’s...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 103–126.
Published: 01 February 2019
... farther back—prior to his inaugural lecture, in fact—to Adorno’s Habilitationsschrift on Kierkegaard. Horkheimer’s objection seems to center on Adorno’s reliance on a negative philosophy of history taken over from the early works of Walter Benjamin. Horkheimer, in his official response to the study...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 23–41.
Published: 01 August 2021
... less developed theory of philosophical interpretation that Adorno employs in the book. His attempt to appropriate and transform both Hegelian and Benjaminian sources in the development of a negative dialectics is a recurring theme from the beginning of his work in the early 1930s. A dialectic...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 155–174.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to his Marxist commitment. But rather than dismiss Jaspers’s diagnostic vocabulary, I suggest that Lukács appreciated the political use value of negative affects, especially hate. In contrast to the contemporary concern with the destructiveness and even criminality of hate (as in hate crimes, hate speech...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 159–178.
Published: 01 February 2006
... model by which Adorno seeks to reveal the always already suppressed ele- ment is most starkly laid out in his Negative Dialectics, in which he seeks to come to terms with the antagonisms of history and philosophy. For this reason, as the title suggests, he examines the antago­ nism...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
...-1930s with Walter Benjamin on the “decay of the aura” to Negative Dialectics (1966), when he characterized aesthetics as “the salvation of appearance [ die Rettung des Scheins ]” and assigned it an “incomparable metaphysical relevance.” 3 In Aesthetic Theory Adorno continued to refine...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 5–21.
Published: 01 August 2021
...” ( AT , 245). Such negative maxims are the price exacted by the “labor of the plains,” which, according to Bertolt Brecht, follows the labor of the mountains. With respect to Adorno’s insistence on the significance of the concept in the Hegelian sense, an Adorno renaissance seems rather improbable...