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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 and...
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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 and...
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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
... ghost from the past, Dutschke reminded his antagonist that he too once believed in a revolutionary party with realistic aims. Since the 1930s, however, Sering had evolved into Löwenthal, a loyal member of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and defender of the political establishment. He replied...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 107–138.
Published: 01 August 2020
... 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 of the...
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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 (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 (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 , and...
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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 (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 137–153.
Published: 01 August 2015
... longer considered a cultural affliction, it has come to be viewed less as the inevitable condition of memory than, problematically, as a position of privilege from which those coming after can supposedly access the past in a way that eluded those who lived through it. This article looks at this...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... endowing 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...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... 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 of a...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 139–169.
Published: 01 August 2008
... significant shift in representations of post-reunification Berlin that affects how the city is seen and experienced. There is a visible tension in novels set in and partly based on Berlin's urban fabric between a perceived moral obligation to the past and a desire for contextualization in the literary...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 35–60.
Published: 01 February 2009
... moral stability that is the very subject of the book. The focus on criminal guilt is not enough, because the Nazi genocide distorted legal and moral standards by which one could judge crimes in the past. The unprecedented nature of the atrocities under discussion requires philosophical reflection. This...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 109–131.
Published: 01 November 2009
...William Rasch Recent polemical and philosophical claims about modern, secular, liberal, enlightened Europe are examined from the perspective of Europe's relation, past and present, to the non-European world. The notion that Enlightenment reason and liberal institutions represent a higher level of...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Eric Rentschler The first feature film from a vanquished nation, Wolfgang Staudte's Murderers Are among Us ( Mörder sind unter uns , 1946), repeatedly equates the physical destruction of German cities with psychic devastation, suggesting how heavily the past weighed on some, though not all, of the...
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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 to, an...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
... need 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...