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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 17–34.
Published: 01 November 2011
... commentators charisma as a useful concept for understanding elements of fiction and of representation generally. Charisma is a quality of persons; aura can rise up from things, places, events, and persons. Whereas charisma of art is a problem in aesthetics, aura is a product of the individual imagination...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 35–50.
Published: 01 November 2011
... at play in its constitution. The sociologist's intuition that the charismatic personality may in fact be an impostor and trickster is soon dismissed in favor of an emphasis on the “sublimity” of charisma. The role of Brutus in the Lucretia episode, however, shows that charisma cannot be reduced...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 95–106.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the 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...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 195–214.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of a political anti-Semitism that he distinguishes not only from premodern Christian anti-Judaism but also from nineteenth-century racialist discourse. Under National Socialism, anti-Semitism was transformed from an attitude, based on personal convictions, to an “institution of Nazi statesmanship.” For Pollock...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... Paradoxically, such events are obscured in J. M. Bernstein's account, in Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics, of Adorno's “exemplary first-person experience” of unredeemable guilt after Auschwitz. Fredric Jameson's Late Marxism argues from an opposing perspective to a similar effect, construing negative...
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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 (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 1–38.
Published: 01 November 2009
... ambiguous personality and confusingly broad oeuvre into a certain scheme, and thus Bonatz so far has been widely ignored in the historiography of architecture. This article tries to help fill this gap by telling the barely studied story of the final phase of Bonatz's career. While he soon was a highly...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 79–93.
Published: 01 November 2011
... leader's rise in a way that corresponds to the basic insights of sociology: charisma cannot be understood as a property of one person. © 2011 by New German Critique, Inc. 2011 The Physiology of Charisma: Alfred Döblin’s Novel The Three Leaps of Wang Lun...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 5–8.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jessica Benjamin This article gives a brief account of the influence of Anson Rabinbach on the work of his personal partner, Jessica Benjamin. Benjamin describes the significant points of convergence between the two thinkers' sensibilities in regard to critical theory, left-wing movements...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 61–79.
Published: 01 November 2012
... in displaced persons (DP) camps in Allied-occupied Germany, Austria, and Italy survived because they had been “deported to life” from parts of Poland that came under Soviet control as a result of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, first in labor camps in the Soviet interior and then, with their release after the German...
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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 (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 (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Willem Styfhals The story of the renowned scholar of Jewish mysticism Gershom Scholem and his disloyal student Jacob Taubes was one of continuing intellectual quarrel and personal enmity. Their intellectual disagreements centered on Jewish messianism, but the significance of this issue for Taubes’s...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Tyler Schroeder Abstract This article examines how the activity of writing mediates among the private, the public, and the transcendent in the work of Siegfried Kracauer and Ernst Jünger. For each, the task of modern criticism requires personal, embodied, and agonistic participation...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 103–124.
Published: 01 November 2019
... new media revisit the old. The article asserts that the ghost of the storyteller, which haunts this film, returns not in the form of a person but as a hypermedial experience. References Arendt Hannah . The Human Condition . 2nd ed. Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1998...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
... highly layered works out of archival materials that activate multiple public and personal histories at once but also elicit a larger reflection on the potential of moving images to capture these layered histories in their constant transformation. Dominik Graf German film essay film city film urban...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 21–44.
Published: 01 August 2020
... and universality, and introduce new sensibilities into political philosophical engagement with claims of world citizenship. Themes of limits, solitude, and darkness emerge as possible points of interest of a philosophy that acknowledges the centrality of politics in the life of the person whose right to world...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 141–172.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., to analyze the Nazi German enemy, in this case, the Culture and Personality School. The article takes Kracauer’s and Bateson’s analyses of the Nazi movie Hitlerjunge Quex as a case in point and, with the help of institutional and biographical contextualization, develops some of their most important...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 33–44.
Published: 01 November 2020
... existentialists cultivated a highly personalized, indeed rarefied form of poetic empiricism. This study analyzes their sensibility and rhetoric, their emphases and oversights. It focuses on Dominik Graf’s essay film, Was heißt hier Ende? ( Then Is It the End? , 2015), a tribute to Althen and the cohort of young...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 131–152.
Published: 01 August 2023
...György Túry This article examines the political reception of György Lukács and his students in Viktor Orbán’s Hungary between 2010 and 2020. It argues that Orbán’s autocratic regime has sought to systematically delegitimize Lukács’s person, thought, and legacy in an attempt to consolidate power...