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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of Reality and the Theory of the State,” which appeared in May 1968. This article reconstructs that essay’s main arguments and contextualizes it in the “historical phenomenology” Blumenberg developed in his middle period. Arguing that we are witnessing a slow dissolution of the state, he suggests...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 35–45.
Published: 01 August 2014
... to mourning in modernity. Rather than view cinema as a simulacrum of reality, he proposes it as a way to work through our separation from things and their aura. Benjamin's discussion of the screen test and Freud's discussion of the reality testing offer other relations that spectators might have...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 1–14.
Published: 01 August 2022
... can provide us with such a comprehensive understanding or worldview. From a theoretical standpoint, we should explore how reality has to be understood for us to understand self and world; from a practical standpoint, we need to ask which attitudes we would actually have to adopt toward reality to find...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 33–76.
Published: 01 February 2024
...), and Schirm (scrim). Fläche was championed as material and real; Leinwand was dismissed as immaterial and illusionistic. Schirm , however, challenged these oppositions. Rather than succumb to the traditional avant-garde choice between material reality and immaterial illusion, László Moholy-Nagy advanced...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Martin Jay The challenge of nominalism in philosophy and theology to the reality of universals has been a motor of modern thought. Translated into aesthetic terms, it has abetted resistance to generic conventions and helped undermine essentialist notions of aesthetic form. Theodor W. Adorno had...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 125–142.
Published: 01 February 2017
... worked in challenging circumstances and sometimes fell short of certain ideals. The Allies' restitution policies evolved amid difficult political realities. The role of art dealers in this complex of issues is also ripe for reassessment. And museum officials outside Germany, both before and after 1945...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 97–120.
Published: 01 November 2008
... and early 1950s. They interpreted their own contemporary reality through the discourse of political theology, using the Schmittian concepts of divine decision, the crisis of democracy, and so on. With the entrance of Geulah Cohen—a former terrorist and a right-wing activist, but also a close friend...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 75–98.
Published: 01 February 2010
... assumes an affective reality for viewers whose very subject position Roehler's films construct as belonging to the age of postromance. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Thanks to Antje Ascheid for providing feedback on an earlier version of this essay. Failing to Connect: Itinerations...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 25–50.
Published: 01 August 2011
... American contexts. This article analyzes how the letter writers' uses of Nietzsche resulted from the friction between the transnational traffic of his philosophy and their daily needs, the image and reality of his remoteness from their own time and place, and the immediacy of their lived experiences...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 67–111.
Published: 01 February 2012
... realities. © 2012 by New German Critique, Inc. 2012 Marcuse’s Affirmation: Nietzsche and the Logos of Gratification Christopher Holman The perceived relevance of the thought of Herbert Marcuse—which reached its pinnacle during the height of the New...
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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 (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 125–144.
Published: 01 August 2014
... that transcended physical reality. They pointed to “tricks,” as special effects were known throughout the silent era, and their role in visualizing subjective experiences and supernatural events as evidence of technology's triumph over its confinement to outside appearances. These “technoromantic” lines...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
... into these accounts of subjectivity: what Riegl finds in the Kunstwollen of different works of art, Lukács finds in the formal structures of social reality. The article thus reinterprets reification as the formal definition of the subject as an isolated individual playing no active part in the structure of social...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of Don DeLillo's short story reveals the risks Richter takes with this approach to subjectivity, particularly female subjectivity. DeLillo exposes the dangers and vulnerabilities that may arise when the individual engages in self-questioning while threatened by the realities of post-9/11 life. Richter's...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 25–56.
Published: 01 February 2020
...” replaces reality after the end of the “critical age.” Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 Alexander Kluge literary form question commentary context Commentaries on the work of Karl Marx have a long history. Political and academic exegeses, avant-garde attempts, and self...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of that figure as the art object itself in Adorno’s analysis of art’s enforced distance from empirical reality. Just as the angel is forced to observe the wreckage of history from afar, the art object must remain framed within its own socially produced constraints, which protects it from what it observes...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 163–183.
Published: 01 February 2022
... language itself by conducting narratological experiments with the lifeworld to rethink the relation between lifeworld, reality, and storytelling. Copyright © 2022 by New German Critique, Inc. 2022 Hans Blumenberg Aesop fables anecdotes metaphorology Hans Blumenberg never shied away from...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
... on the theme of “unburdening from the absolute”—the task of human beings to keep an overwhelming reality at bay. Marquard thus interprets him mainly as a proponent of the German current of “philosophical anthropology.” The text also sheds light on Blumenberg’s relationship to finitude, his life...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 159–185.
Published: 01 November 2022
... a politics of class resonated with his powerfully committed and richly articulated Marxism, and the “epic” realism of the early modern artist Pieter Brueghel the Elder. The way in which in the latter, concrete, rationally graspable realities would merge into phantasmagoria and monstrous deformations spoke...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... could testify for the possibility of a different reality. 5 The continuity in Adorno’s thought becomes tangible in his late essay “Transparencies on Film” (1966), where he returns to this image. Adorno mentions that Chaplin’s work—filmic despite its “photographic” character—is an exemplar of what...