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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 65–91.
Published: 01 November 2022
... German Critique, Inc. 2022 political aesthetics iconography social movements in literature collective protest class struggle At the end of the first volume of The Aesthetics of Resistance , the protagonist runs into his friend Ayschmann outside the cathedral in Valencia...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 21–41.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Kai Evers Starting from Hannah Arendt’s reflections on the openness of the future and the function of promises for political action, this essay offers a new understanding of the political pedagogy at work in The Aesthetics of Resistance . Rather than being narrated by the author’s proxy, as much...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Kai Evers; Julia Hell; Seth Howes In this introduction the editors first trace the reception of Peter Weiss’s Aesthetics of Resistance in (West) Germany and the United States. Focusing on the relation between politics and aesthetics, some critics characterized this relation as fraught, arguing...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 215–229.
Published: 01 November 2022
... intellectuals. Although Weiss and Enzensberger do not address the relationship between politics and aesthetics directly, the introduction asks us to rethink postwar modernisms. Keeping in mind the connection between anticolonial politics and surrealism in the writings of Fanon and Aimé Césaire, the introduction...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 53–78.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Volker Pantenburg Abstract This article examines the work of Max Linz and Julian Radlmaier, two German directors born in the mid-1980s. It traces their academic and practical training in film studies and film directing and highlights their aesthetic and political approach as an attempt to counter...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... as well as pivotal chapters of European political history to model processes of resistance formation. Weiss’s extensive remediation of Théodore Géricault’s painting The Raft of the Medusa in the transition from volume 1 to volume 2 and the political debate that The Aesthetics ’ narrator stages between...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 1–16.
Published: 01 November 2011
...Eva Horn Max Weber's concept of charisma is notorious both in social theory and in cultural analysis. This article elaborates some of the complex and sometimes contradictory implications of Weber's term, especially its political, theological, and aesthetical aspects. His term must be seen...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 83–102.
Published: 01 February 2023
... thought to yield original insights on questions of political agency, aesthetics, and tradition. References Adorno Theodor , and Benjamin Walter . The Complete Correspondence, 1928–1940 . Edited by Lonitz Henri , translated by Walter Nicholas . Cambridge, MA : Harvard...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2022
... perhaps more forcefully to his politically activist aesthetics of resistance. In the Hellenistic Gigantomachy relief on the Pergamon Altar, the dramatic unity is less clear-cut. The multiplicity of figures and actions embody a single grand overall event, a mythic battle between “heavenly” gods...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the social and psychological context in which it manifests itself. Fest's narrative technique emphasizes the aesthetics of National Socialist politics, rendering Hitler's theatrical style palpable to a modern reader. Having been a contemporary repulsed by National Socialism, the article argues, Fest thereby...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Deborah Ascher Barnstone Architecture historians have generally posited Kultur and Zivilisation as oppositional values, and aesthetic categories used to “classify” art and architecture production tend to support this division: representational versus abstract art, intuitive versus rational thinking...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 43–64.
Published: 01 February 2013
... Schoenberg's approach to music itself. But it was more than a purely aesthetic issue. Each of these intellectuals claims that the Bilderverbot was central to the contemporary political struggles. In Adorno's mind, not only had the Nazis violated the ban against graven images, but Hollywood's “culture industry...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 175–198.
Published: 01 February 2013
... social/political progress, which is replaced with the notion of a sudden rupture in which the possibility of salvation appears.10 The question of the relation of Adorno’s aesthetics to gnosticism has been taken up more recently by Peter Uwe Hohendahl, who suggests that the approach to art...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2018
... by the “truth content” of artworks. This theoretical move is meant to shed new light on how Adorno sees the relationship between art and politics. The inclusion of Adorno in the tradition of the beautiful and his portrayal as a forerunner of Jean-François Lyotard’s aesthetics of the sublime are flawed. In other...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 97–113.
Published: 01 August 2015
... diverse novels and collections of aphorisms, Walser elaborates what Edward W. Said calls in On Late Style (2006) an aesthetic of “intransigence, difficulty and unresolved contradiction,” which subordinates history, contemporary realities, and political correctness to the awkwardly otherworldly...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 7–20.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Erica Carter Abstract Focusing on the interwar writings of the film journalist and theorist Béla Balázs, this article argues for an understanding of Balázs’s film aesthetics as grounded in a popular politics of the body. Balázs understood film as a medium in which experiences of image, sound...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 201–227.
Published: 01 August 2017
... a revolutionary threat to public health that modernism became caught up in politics. Far from Dahlhaus’s “obscure connection,” Bülow’s imperial policies became the poli- cies of aesthetic authorities, dramatically quarantining modernist music from the German public in the interest of national health...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
..., are confronted with a political choice between objective-absolute and subjective-relational concepts of form. Geulen distinguishes between form as a “substantive law” (such as a natural law) and as a “mental-constructive principle of regularity” ( Gesetzmäßigkeit ) (which includes but is not limited to aesthetic...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 81–92.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Katja Garloff This essay calls for a theoretical discussion of the aesthetics and politics of comparison in contemporary German Jewish literature and beyond. It describes the tendency of recent German Jewish writers and thinkers to compare and connect the experiences of Jews to those of other...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 99–128.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Ernst Bloch, Aesthetics and Politics, ed. Perry Anderson et al., trans. Ronald Taylor (Lon- don: NLB, 1977).   9. Franz Kafka, Briefe an Felice, ed. Erich Heller and Jürgen Born (Frankfurt am Main: Fischer, 1967), 460. 10. Herbert Marcuse, “The Affirmative Character of Culture,” inNegations...