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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 9–35.
Published: 01 August 2023
... within capitalism). Thus Patrick Eiden-Offe’s generally sympathetic reconstruction of Lukács’s thesis on the form of the revolutionary political party expresses doubts about its underlying concept of form: “Precisely where he seems closest to us, in his design of form as an open process, conceiving form...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 173–195.
Published: 01 February 2020
... that Petzold’s dedication indicates the director’s interest in “archive work” as a fundamental task of “working through” the Nazi past (performed emblematically by Bauer). It considers Petzold’s return to Bauer’s archive work in conjunction with the former’s attempt to reconstruct an archive image for the film’s...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 107–123.
Published: 01 August 2021
...J. M. Bernstein Abstract Theodor W. Adorno’s governing procedure in Aesthetic Theory is to reconstruct the terms and concepts of traditional aesthetics and the philosophy of art through the actuality of artistic modernism in its various guises. The necessity of this procedure turns...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 77–107.
Published: 01 February 2024
...Norman Ächtler This essay presents a little-known chapter in the film history of the Federal Republic of Germany. Alfred Andersch, founding member of Gruppe 47 and influential broadcast editor, was one of the few authors who was intensively involved with film. The essay reconstructs Andersch’s...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 107–124.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Ulrich Schönherr The year 1960 marks the point of departure for Edgar Reitz's twenty-five-hour movie Die zweite Heimat ( The Second Homeland ), which tries to reconstruct ten years of German history from the selective perspective of young avant-garde artists in Munich. In contrast to critics who...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 149–171.
Published: 01 November 2010
... modernity's claim to be a distinct and legitimate historical epoch. The suggested conceptual reconstructions of the Schmitt-Blumenberg debate point to a revaluation of the terms of the quarrel over modernity, Christian theology, and the relations between them. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of National Socialism and World War II, and the rise of musical “authenticism” as part of a general movement toward postwar reconstruction of an allegedly unsullied past. While there remain undeniable differences between Furtwängler's late Romanticism and Adorno's Marxist modernism, their conceptions...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 191–205.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of Freud, claiming that there are major problems with his presentation of the psychoanalytic theory of curiosity. Through a careful reading of Freud's texts, this essay reconstructs the psychoanalytic theory of curiosity and presents it as the first modern theory of curiosity, grounded in the dual anti...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 35–56.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Christiane Frey This essay attempts a rather minimalistic reconstruction of different understandings of the notion of calling ( klēsis , vocatio , Beruf ) from Paul to Giorgio Agamben in an effort to better understand and more accurately gauge Agamben's reading of Paul's Letter to the Romans...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 71–96.
Published: 01 November 2008
...Samuel Moyn This essay shows that Hannah Arendt was a theorist both of secularization as a process and of the secular as a goal of modern politics. It reconstructs these arguments in her corpus, especially On Revolution , and argues that this dimension of her work may have been a response to Carl...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Harro Müller Theodor W. Adorno did not produce an explicit philosophy of language but was interested in theoretical and practical problems of language during his entire life. Situating Adorno's language conception within twentieth-century language philosophy and theory, this article reconstructs...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... triggers in his modern biographers. While Fest aims to reenact Hitler's highly theatrical and emotional style, Kershaw disrupts Hitler's aesthetical mise-en-scène in his form of narrative, drawing on quotations and witness accounts. For Kershaw, charisma cannot be understood without reconstructing...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 21–37.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Anna Kinder Focusing on the methodological challenges and the empirical dimension of transatlantic theory transfer, this article provides an overview of the concepts and ideas of theory transfer. By examining the deployment of the term and by reconstructing the respective concepts of theory...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 49–78.
Published: 01 February 2018
... on contemporary criticism of ethnography, it proposes that precisely in its inability to reconstruct the context of its objects, Benjamin’s Russian toy collection becomes a site of artistic transformation rather than a forum of historical preservation. The article reads his toy collection as a critical...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... intellectual sources that influenced Benjamin’s theory of innervation. Rather than reconcile or integrate these sources with dominant philosophical reconstructions of what is sometimes characterized as Benjamin’s “Western Marxism” and elaborated, in the more familiar context of surrealist innervation...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2019
... as developed by Reinhart Koselleck and François Hartog. It proceeds to a retrospective reconstruction of the fashion in which both thinkers stand between the modern and contemporary regimes of historicity by interpreting these diagnoses, precisely in their divergence, as symptomatic of the “crisis of time...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 181–205.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Laura A. Frahm Abstract This article sheds light on Dominik Graf’s long-standing and often-overlooked engagement with the essay film since the mid-1990s. The article contends that his urban essays, his cinema and television essays, and his commemorative essays are driven by a reconstructive impetus...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Amir Engel Abstract This article reconstructs two “modes of memory” in postwar West Germany and explores an underappreciated historical trajectory. These two modes offer radically different ideas about why Germany should remember its past. In the immediate aftermath of the war, Karl Jaspers called...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 133–183.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of constructivism. Analyzing in detail for the first time his contribution to the photo-illustrated propaganda magazine USSR in Construction —on the reconstruction of Moscow and the Soviet oil industry—the essay probes the relation of Heartfield's production to that of Klucis. It concludes with a brief...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 171–195.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Susanne Knittel Abstract In recent years, reenactment has emerged as a compelling and controversial form of coming to terms with the past ( Vergangenheitsbewältigung ). As reconstructions of past events inflected through contemporary contexts and concerns, reenactments prompt an affective...