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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 67–82.
Published: 01 August 2014
... criteria, largely oriented around the idea of play (with the medium, with other films, with history, etc.), from actual instances of translation. Though Hansen herself does not make this act of criticism explicit, recognizing its presence in fact grounds vernacular modernism more emphatically, and more...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 83–95.
Published: 01 August 2014
...; it is, at the very least, a prime tactic of ver- nacular modernism. As Zhang Zhen notes, the concept of play “captures Benjamin’s fascina- tion with the figure of the child and the implications of children’s playful and performative ‘mimetic faculty’ with which they explore new objects in the world...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 145–157.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Bill Brown Through archaeological, conceptual, and rhetorical insights, Miriam Hansen puts play ( Spiel ) to work in Cinema and Experience . When she engages Walter Benjamin's treatment of film in the “Artwork” essay, she retrieves Spiel from Spielraum , naturalizing a somewhat idiosyncratic...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 15–47.
Published: 01 August 2006
...Loren Kruger Positive Heroes and Abject Bodies in Heiner Müllerʼs Production Plays Loren Kruger Optimistic embellishment and prettifi cation are the worst enemies not only of beauty but also...
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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...Lydia Moland In an early, unpublished essay on Friedrich Schiller's trilogy Wallenstein , G. W. F. Hegel criticizes the play's denouement as “horrific” and “appalling” and for depicting the triumph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 (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 1–27.
Published: 01 February 2013
... for reciprocal recognition. Burke argues in this article that the speech, which is indeed authentic, plays such a central role in Hegel's treatment of the play not only because the concept of recognition plays a central role in Hegel's philosophy but because the brother-sister relation is unique among relations...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
... into play an entry hitherto overlooked: the nature theater movement in the early twentieth century, promoted by the conservative Heimatkunstbewegung . Discussing the historical nature theater, on the one hand, and Benjamin’s and Agamben’s theater of gestures, on the other, the article examines...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 147–185.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Katrin Sieg This article examines how the original production of Feridun Zaimoğlu and Günter Senkel's play Black Virgins ( Schwarze Jungfrauen , 2006) contests stereotypes about Islamist women. Its main target is the self-representations authored by a group of female cultural brokers in Europe...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 29–41.
Published: 01 February 2013
... theology as it plays out in his philosophy of history as well as his historical anthropology and lays a particular emphasis on the peculiar role that the figure of Judaism plays in them. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Beyond Gnosticism and Magic...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Samuel Clowes Huneke Abstract This article analyzes the relationship between suicide and homosexual discourses in modern Germany. Considering literature, gay periodicals, mainstream newspapers, letters, plays, and poetry, it asks how authors came to correlate homosexuality so strongly...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 125–152.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Sabine Hake Abstract In the social imaginaries that sustained Nazi ideology from the 1920s through the 1930s, Arbeitertum , translated here as “workerdom,” played a key role in integrating socialist positions into the discourse of the Volksgemeinschaft . Workerdom proved essential for translating...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 175–201.
Published: 01 November 2016
...George Oppitz-Trotman This article asks why Theodor W. Adorno never wrote anything substantial about William Shakespeare's play Hamlet , given its importance to German culture and to philosophical traditions in which Adorno worked rigorously. It addresses how Adorno tacitly adopted a Hamlet...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 91–118.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Martin M. Winkler Tacitus's Germania has played an influential part in German cultural history since the sixteenth century, primarily in political ideology rather than in historical or classical scholarship. The twentieth-century editions of the work by the classicist and ethnologist ( Volkskundler...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 109–123.
Published: 01 February 2017
... on the US government to play a larger role in adopting policies and legislation to aid claimants. The Restitution of Nazi-Looted Art and Other Cultural Property: Have We Gone Too Far or Not Far Enough? Lawrence M. Kaye Without doubt, the question of who...
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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)): 191–205.
Published: 01 August 2008
...K. Daniel Cho Hans Blumenberg, in his Legitimacy of the Modern Age, argues that curiosity played the central role in the emergence of the modern age. In his account, Blumenberg cites Sigmund Freud as a contributor to curiosity's rise to prominence. This essay takes issue with Blumenberg's reception...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Nitzan Lebovic This article addresses the strange reappearance of Carl Schmitt in the context of German Jewish thought after 1940. The focus is on the role political theology played in the work of Martin Buber, Hugo Bergman, and Jacob Taubes, three men who met in Jerusalem during the late 1940s...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Devin Fore This essay looks at the role of myth in Cement , an early 1970s play written by the East German playwright Heiner Müller in the wake of the New Economic System of Plan and Control. By “updating” myths of labor (e.g., the myths of Prometheus and Hercules), Müller explores the dialectic...
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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 (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... disaster orchestrated by the citizens of Santiago themselves. Three cognitive schemes play a role for how Kleist—and his fictional characters—imagines the vulnerability of human society: the theodicy, the sublime, and the state of emergency. These three symbolic forms are part of the surprisingly small...