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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 85–113.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., but by “citing” such images, the film continues to link to the powerful discourse of victimhood that has found its expression in Dresden rubble photography. © 2011 by New German Critique, Inc. 2011 The Ruined Picture Postcard: Dresden’s Visually Encoded History and the Television Drama Dresden...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 155–180.
Published: 01 February 2011
... of the terms' overlapping semantic scopes. This article interrogates postwar and Cold War as distinct registers of cultural analysis, rather than as vague chronological markers. Photographic adaptation and recoding of the ruin motif—a foundational element of the postwar aesthetic—for Cold War purposes offers...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Gillian Pye This article looks at the interplay between material authenticity, waste, decay, loss, and forgetting in Wolfgang Hilbig's prose texts Die Kunde von den Bäumen ( The Lore of the Trees , 1992) and Alte Abdeckerei ( Old Knackers Yard , 1991). It argues that the thrown-away, the ruined...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... the “anticolonial” hero Aghion. Through Hesse's self-fictionalization as Aghion, he casts a critical light on his own anticolonial exoticism: Aghion, like the young Hesse, hates colonialism because it creates a frighteningly “uncanny” ( unheimlich ) mixture of India and Europe, and so ruins Aghion's fantasies...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... relationship between the struggles of Weimar culture and the effort to construct German socialism amid the ruins of the Nazi state. The article also demonstrates that there are more structural similarities between postwar East and West German culture than is commonly believed, as both cultures appealed...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 109–117.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Olivia Landry At a contemporary moment of sweeping scholarly interest in and interrogation of the archive, this brief essay returns to Walter Benjamin. Formulating the archive as a fugacious site of ruin and excavation, Benjamin’s approach presents an early counterposition to the modern view...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 9–30.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Burghardt, sought to create docu- mentary verisimilitude through realistic images of ruined houses and rubble mountains (“Moralische Wiederaufrüstung im frühen deutschen Nachkriegsfilm,”diskurs film 8 [1996]: 243). New German Critique 110, Vol. 37, No. 2, Summer 2010 DOI 10.1215/0094033X-2010-002  ©...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 49–72.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Pynchon’s Berlin Eric Bulson How do you represent a bombed-out city in the novel? That’s the question we need to ask when discussing urban representation in the postwar novel. Not all postwar cities are, of course, in ruins, but in the second half...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2011
..., and a generationally mediated German memory of the war. In “The Ruined Picture Postcard: Dresden’s Visually Encoded History and the Television Drama Dresden,” Vees-Gulani unearths a rich history of culturally saturated visual representations of Dresden that Roland Suso Rich- ter’s German TV blockbuster...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2024
... than two months before. Or perhaps, embedded in this critique of everyday avarice was an early intuition of the inextricability between cities and society and, by extension, of the divergence between a capacity to quantify the ruined cityscape and the ethical, moral, and societal urgency to confront...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 99–139.
Published: 01 November 2021
..., waiting rooms and thresholds, 74 ruins, 75 frames and enclosures, 76 mnemonics and emplacements of memory, 77 and extraterritoriality. 78 All of these discussions touch in some way on Sebald’s inheritance from Benjamin, who insisted on his “favourite topic, dwelling,” that to inhabit...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the wreckage of history has not abated, but it seems to have transformed. The ruin of progress continues even as its directional telos, as suggested by Benjamin’s description, has perhaps been replaced by a different form of historicity. Absent the driving force of the storm of progress toward the future...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
...—in noon- plunge of light—in ruins of the South—in decomposing clouds—pulverization of brows—unseaming at the temples” (P, 23).7 Here Rönne begins a curious passage (part walk, part flight, part ascent, part collapse) that traces a line from crystalline purity to organic disintegration. The initial...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... of recognition and coming to terms but as a dialectical process of memory and doom. In fact, I argue that the ruins of the German economy, landscape, and self-consciousness created the desire, perhaps even the need, to remember. And on the contrary, it is precisely the leisure and comfort of 1960s West Germany...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 215–229.
Published: 01 November 2022
... ses rapports avec le destin du peuple français” (1943), see FT , 128, 82–83. In 1940 Weil deployed the analogy between French colonialism and Nazism, arguing that they were based on the same Roman model. See Hell, Conquest of Ruins , 308, 316 . 8. Interviews with Sartre about his concept...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 53–72.
Published: 01 February 2006
... of past achievement to the extent that it keeps an eye on the index of failures and ruins underneath these monuments. Unless, through a tireless consultation with the record of tradition, art expresses the suffering of all the victims it has abandoned, forgotten, or maltreated, its con- tinued...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2018
... absolute ruin.”2 Driven inexorably toward destruction, yet fueled by the hopeless hope that fate might bestow fortune on him, the gambler proceeds against all odds, all calculation, and all consolation. Bound up with a calculating rationality, then, is an appeal to divinatory technique...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 91–114.
Published: 01 November 2015
... for his activities as he was trying to flee, and Rothe, like any survivor of a con- spiracy, had to hide himself, to pretend that he was killed in a nighttime air raid that destroyed his apartment building. Writing his own name on the chalkboard on the smoking ruins of his apartment building, Rothe...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 43–63.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Jewish Writers . Detroit : Wayne State University Press , 2005 . Getachew Adom . Worldmaking after Empire: The Rise and Fall of Self-Determination . Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press , 2019 . Hell Julia . The Conquest of Ruins: The Third Reich and the Fall of Rome...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of a bridge suspended between two mountains; the dream-work demonstrates, by contrast, that resemblance here can take leaps, make knots or conglomerations; that it knows how to destroy delicate dualities and ruin all possibility of comparing, hence of representing to oneself, hence of knowing distinctly...