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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 99–118.
Published: 01 February 2010
... makes his work more adaptable for scholarship today. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Beyond Realism: Siegfried Kracauer and the Ornaments of the Ordinary Christian Sieg Given his intellectual infl uence on and personal friendship with...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 119–132.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Anne Fuchs This article investigates how the Dresden of Uwe Tellkamp's Der Turm ( The Tower , 2008) creates a complex psychotopography of the German Democratic Republic through an ethnographically inflected mode of realism. Tracing how the main localities map out the hidden social and political...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
... painting. The essay provides a new narrative that moves beyond the polarity of realism and constructivism that has shaped our understanding of their work and relationship and has also tended to squeeze out the contradictions of the visual objects to which it supposedly pertains, rendering them mere...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 133–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... new fauves, and the legacy of socialist realism, I debunk many commonly held myths about leftist art and illustrate how intensely problematic such art has become. © 2009 by New German Critique, Inc. 2009 Daniel Richter and the Problem of Political Painting Today...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 89–128.
Published: 01 August 2011
... Copenhagen interpretation of quantum physics and Gestalt theory; and the rise of phenomenology. It argues that German-educated Russian émigrés were central to transforming French thought, in particular a new kind of phenomenological and antifoundational realism and a new understanding of the body...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
... conflating exactitude with truth. Within this discursive framework, photography's truthfulness became located in the rhetorical quality of montage narratives rather than in realism. This move helped overcome established conceptual terms drawn from the tradition of painting, such as verisimilitude and...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 209–227.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Huyssen 211 of the West over state-regimented socialist realism. Memories of revolutionary Berlin dada in turn could only have disturbed this political codification of Cold War aesthetics. However, as a darker view of modernity has taken hold in recent decades and the classical...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 9–11.
Published: 01 August 2014
... it possible to restore the historical dimension to a book of theory that takes pains to transcend history? Miriam pursues several strate- gies. She first reembeds Kracauer’s work in its historical moment by relating his modernist version of cinematic realism (with its emphasis on indetermi...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
..., as articulated prominently by Franz Mehring, and the doctrine of socialist realism, first formulated authoritatively in 1934 by Andrei Zhdanov; it also distinguished this understanding of literature from what was, at least until the mid-1920s, the official literary politics of the KPD, as expressed...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... opera”: “A conception which sees German history as nothing but ‘Misere,’ and which lacks an appreciation of the creative potential of the people, is false. This false conception necessarily goes hand in hand with a false understanding of questions of realism in artistic form and aesthetics.”25...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 171–207.
Published: 01 November 2006
...- sentation in his own reportage, on the other, Döblin began to question the capacity of realist literature to depict actual events. And so, to the reportage that he had composed using the conventional means of literary realism, Döb- lin appended an essay that undermined the very technique of refl...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... assumption that real universals existed prior to human will. Duchamp’s critique of retinal painting, art that sought to provide visual pleasure, was, de Duve argued, also a critique of realism, which lingered in such modernist movements as cubism. Even the second-order realism of those abstract...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., in comparing the Soviet photomonteur Gustavs Klucis with Heartfi eld, moves beyond the false polarity of constructivism and realism, which Klucis upheld in his critique of Heartfi eld, a critique marred by Klucis’s originality claims regarding the invention of photomontage. Gough lays out a...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 1–8.
Published: 01 February 2020
... merely the brutal realism of historical wars but the pivotal “importance of imagination in dealing with the shape-shifting nature” of reality more broadly construed. To understand Kluge’s well-known predilection for the generation of counterhistories, this article teaches us, we have to read both...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 53–88.
Published: 01 August 2009
.... “Modernism,” Clark writes, “always existed in close, dangerous proximity to the realm of appearances it fed on. . . . Modernism’s motto was the great phrase from the young Marx’s critique of Hegel: Modernists believed it was necessary for any art, any Realism, to take the forms of the present deeply...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 155–174.
Published: 01 November 2018
...; the affect apparently does not vitiate the quality of their writing or detract from their realism. But let us now move to the text in which Lukács clearly and elaborately articulates the political utility of hate as it assumes a distinct literary form, namely, his 1932 study of satire, “Zur Frage...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., intuitive versus rational thinking, Romanticism versus realism, rural versus urban, handicraft versus machine- made, one-off unique design versus standardization—the divisions in the art world were in fact far more nuanced and complex. Most German artists and architects embraced modernization and...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 1–23.
Published: 01 August 2011
... recognize the perilous position he has put himself in. But his realism about his options does not last. In the course of negotiations, the Swedish envoy reveals not only that he knows that Wallen- stein’s messenger has been captured, making Wallenstein’s return to the emperor essentially...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 79–101.
Published: 01 November 2019
... depicted place, Umsonst employs methods of self-conscious realism well known to Geene from the French New Wave. Its self-reflexive approach culminates when Umsonst exposes its characters as actors and reveals a film within a film. In addition to being a writer and director of film and theater...