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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 9–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
... when he not only makes no mention of the Jewish population persecuted at the site but also relies on the highly conventional and objectifying symbol of the suitcase to represent metonymically Auschwitz's victims. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Past Lessons: Holocaust Conservation...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 9–11.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., Susan Buck-Morss, Anton Kaes, Edward Dimendberg, D. N. Rodowick, and Laura Mulvey. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Dossier on Cinema and Experience  9 The Future of the Past Anton Kaes Cinema...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 159–178.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Axel Bangert This article examines how documentary film in reunified Germany has engaged with the Nazi past of “ordinary Germans” and their descendants. It analyzes films produced since 1990 that portray personal views of the period, including those of World War II veterans, Hitler's secretary...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 117–149.
Published: 01 August 2019
... recur, he warned, fickle voters of all classes would switch allegiances to totalitarian parties. By providing a clear alternative to existing society, the SPD had in the past and would again in the future transform into “the center of attraction for the broad masses.” 34 In response to the SPD’s...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 107–138.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of reification, which is defended against Honneth’s definition of this concept. Based on an interpretation of passages in Horkheimer and Adorno’s Dialectic of Enlightenment and Adorno’s notion of “working through the past,” the article claims that reification should be understood as a forgetting...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 173–205.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Jakub Gortat Austria is often viewed as a country that has come to terms with the National Socialist past only arduously concealed behind the myth of being the first victim of Hitler’s Germany. One of the participants that contributed to a shift in the memory has been the Documentation Center...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 39–63.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Anna M. Parkinson This article analyzes a paradigm shift in the late 1980s within West German discourses on coming to terms with Germany's Nazi past. Exploring the role of citation and ekphrasis in Anne Duden's book The Judas Sheep , the article argues that the relationship between postwar...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 115–135.
Published: 01 August 2015
...Simon Ward Berlin's material past remains obstinately visible despite the predictions of urban theorists about the “overexposed” city. What is “remembering well” in contemporary Berlin: the preservation of a particular form of the city (Berlin's Planwerk Innenstadt ) or the remembering of one...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 171–195.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Susanne Knittel Abstract In recent years, reenactment has emerged as a compelling and controversial form of coming to terms with the past ( Vergangenheitsbewältigung ). As reconstructions of past events inflected through contemporary contexts and concerns, reenactments prompt an affective...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Eric Kligerman Despite critics' attempts to read a work of mourning unfolding in films about the Red Army Faction (RAF) with respect to two traumatic histories (the National Socialist [NS] past and the German Autumn), this article examines how such films as Germany in Autumn, The Patriot...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 63–86.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Sommers ( With the Speed of the Summer , 2009). Cosgrove argues that both works subvert the rural idyll of Heimat to produce a critical perspective on the postunification present and on the twentieth-century German past. Place in both novels is temporalized space, in which all characters are creaturely...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Amir Engel Abstract This article reconstructs two “modes of memory” in postwar West Germany and explores an underappreciated historical trajectory. These two modes offer radically different ideas about why Germany should remember its past. In the immediate aftermath of the war, Karl Jaspers called...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 61–69.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Jennifer Fay In 1959 Theodor W. Adorno asked, “What does working through the past mean?” Post–World War II German society and much of Western Europe was in the full throttle of the economic miracle and bent on normalizing the present by suppressing the Nazi past and the Holocaust. Adorno’s...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 31–47.
Published: 01 August 2010
... (1948) and One, Two, Three (1961). My focus is on what the production and reception of these three films suggest about Wilder's evolving relationship to postwar Germany's coming to terms with its Nazi past, and how this evolution dovetails with, in part resists but also gives comedic articulation...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
... to take responsibility for the past. Yet today a new series of questions suggest themselves to understand the Berlin Jewish Museum in its cultural context as it was shaped by and helped shape the Western imagination of self and other, on the one hand, and a new triumphalism based on a perceived...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 141–169.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Karen Pagani This article supplements the description of forgiveness in Hannah Arendt's Human Condition with an applied interpretation of love and respect, truth and opinion, and the importance of spectators or moral bystanders, as described in Between Past and Future, On Revolution, Eichmann...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
..., they have become socially irrelevant. In a more redemptive gesture, Worringer then proposes that sensuous criticism of past art will replace art itself, since criticism now channels Germany's creative energy and serves the former social functions of art. This article historically contextualizes this new...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of utopia. Adorno's recollection of childhood moments of self-absorbed play preserves the lived experience in a way that forever links present and past and that also holds open a space for the experience of utopia: u-topia, no-place—a realm of imagined borderless freedom. Resonances with Amorbach...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the experience with incommunicable depth in the manner of melancholic narcissism, and Jameson by discounting experience and loss per se. In contrast to the Benjaminian reading of Adorno that I propose, the mutually opposed readings by Bernstein and Jameson commonly argue past Adorno: they eclipse the “event...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of National Socialism and World War II, and the rise of musical “authenticism” as part of a general movement toward postwar reconstruction of an allegedly unsullied past. While there remain undeniable differences between Furtwängler's late Romanticism and Adorno's Marxist modernism, their conceptions...