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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 73–118.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Robert Kaufman Poetry’s Ethics? Theodor W. Adorno and Robert Duncan on Aesthetic Illusion and Sociopolitical Delusion Robert Kaufman Odds are that discussions of Adorno and the ethical will arrive at Auschwitz...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of a melancholic resistance of meaning. But I suggest that this resistance can be construed in terms of Adorno's and Walter Benjamin's readings of analogous resistance in Charles Baudelaire's poetry, which restages the social destruction of the subject as a socially normative “poetic event” unto itself...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 27–51.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Patrick Greaney This article expands the range of critical responses to nachschrift , Heimrad Bäcker's 1986 work that uses the methods of concrete and visual poetry to present quotations from documents about the Shoah. The article proposes that transcript should be considered not only...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., matrix for rethinking the “incomprehensible” in Holocaust representations along a spectrum of genres from memoir and poetry to documentary history. In the wake of emerging research on the “language situation” in the camps, Gramling explores texts that reanimate the multiple-language milieus of camp life...
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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)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Andrea Gyenge Abstract This article returns to the figure of the mouth in Gotthold Ephraim Lessing’s Laocoön: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry . While many scholars treat Lessing’s attention to the statue’s mouth as a sign of his contempt for the body, the article argues that Lessing’s...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 15–48.
Published: 01 August 2022
... that for her, Germany meant precisely “the mother tongue, the philosophy and the poetry.” Relying on thus far unacknowledged biographical and theoretical contrasts, this article aims to show that Schmitt and Arendt understand the political meanings of race and language in a radically different manner...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 99–132.
Published: 01 August 2018
... refugee intellectuals antifascism and socialism collaboration literary relationships poetry In 1931, when the writer and actress Margarete Steffin met the playwright and poet Bertolt Brecht, she was prepared to be unimpressed. Working-class and active as a communist in Weimar Berlin, Steffin...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... Fantasies: Conquest, Family, and Nation in Precolonial Germany, 1770–1870 . Durham, NC : Duke University Press . Recolonizing the Mind: Gottfried Benn’s Primitivism Joshua Dittrich In this essay I argue that Gottfried Benn’s poetry of the 1920s...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 37–48.
Published: 01 August 2023
...-centrism” that sealed Faust ’s appropriation as national heritage ( Erbe ) in the East. 8 By the 1960s Faust had been fully canonized as national poetry, with Faust’s land-gaining project regarded as an allegory of the young state’s own ambitions. 9 In contrast to the emotionally charged...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 215–229.
Published: 01 November 2022
... briefly traces the political and aesthetic significance of surrealism in Weiss’s thought and writing. 11. On Césaire’s reflections on Nazism as “supreme barbarism,” see Discourse on Colonialism , 36 . 12. On Césaire’s poetry, see OV, 44–45; see also the epigraph of the present article...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 171–207.
Published: 01 November 2006
... (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978), 29. 23. Döblin, “Mein Buch Berlin Alexanderplatz,” 43. Devin Fore 187 Döblinʼs references to Homer and to the tradition of ancient oral poetry in “The Construction of the Epic Work” illuminate several...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 179–200.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of poetry as a Flaschenpost (message in a bottle), it envisions a poetic language en route to the openness of an as-yet-unknown encounter. Şenocak reformulates this idea in his depiction of language as a compass for locating home ( Kompass der Heimatfindung ) that nevertheless unsettles what it means both...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 121–149.
Published: 01 November 2006
... more than a passing correspondence to Baudelaireʼs Petits poèmes en prose, which Baude- laire called a “portrayal of modern life” in his dedication of the work to Arsène Houssaye.8 Like the poet he so admired, Rilke struggles with not only the fact of writing poetry within the chaos...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
... Times, the burned and dismembered bodies that appear throughout The Patriot testify to a history of violence. The Patriot configures wounds through phonic inscriptions, documentary footage, poetry, and Kluge’s own narration: a voice that speaks at times through the figure of a knee belonging...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 193–204.
Published: 01 November 2023
... texts as lawyers did to legal texts, as if literary texts were no different from constitutional documents lying at the foundation of the nation-state. After all, Jacob Grimm, one of the founding fathers of Germanistik , saw no real difference between poetry and law in the written records...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
.... Again, as Axel Goodbody shows in his discussion of GDR nature poetry, in the 1980s, particularly, “lyric ‘Abfallandschaften’ [gar- bage landscapes] . . . were realistic descriptions and simultaneously emblems of political stagnation and individual alienation.”9 In other words, the experi- ence...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
... only in the second case, where Benja- min himself emphasizes its ambiguity; already the cultic creation of a perva- 17. See Michel Riffaterre, The Semiotics of Poetry (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1978). 18. Weber, Benjamin’s-abilities, 66...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... translations published by Buber. See, e.g., ibid. Lina Barouch  9 attempt to formulate his own literary theory (Dichtungstheorie), in that it describes the birth of poetry out of a figure of destruction. She concludes this from Scholem’s translations...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 67–96.
Published: 01 February 2022
...- and nineteenth-century European novel, Paul Valéry’s poetry and twentieth-century abstract art, tend to carry complexities of their own. Blumenberg’s views can therefore not simply be stripped from the historical and conceptual baggage with which they come. On the other hand, the engagement with Blumenberg’s...