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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 81–92.
Published: 01 November 2023
... promising because of its purposive abstractness and its relevance for literary texts: similarity. Finally, the essay offers two examples of the productive use of similarity in recent German Jewish literature: Katja Petrowskaja’s Vielleicht Esther (which connects different instances of historical trauma...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to participate in and influence this discourse. The article argues that in manipulating and decontextualizing Heimat iconography, prominent Jewish filmmakers were able to introduce the aspirations and fears of integration-seeking outsiders—of German Jews—into the discourse of German nationality. The similarities...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Harry T. Craver Despite their opposed cultural agendas, the critic and journalist Siegfried Kracauer and the poet Gottfried Benn pursued similar projects of undermining traditional conceptions of the self. Kracauer, a leftist who was never aligned with a party, sought to push aside older notions...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... Paradoxically, such events are obscured in J. M. Bernstein's account, in Adorno: Disenchantment and Ethics, of Adorno's “exemplary first-person experience” of unredeemable guilt after Auschwitz. Fredric Jameson's Late Marxism argues from an opposing perspective to a similar effect, construing negative...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 207–230.
Published: 01 November 2012
... and construction under National Socialism in 1934–36, and at the time of the composition and installation of Max Lingner's socialist-realist mural in the GDR in 1950–53. Remarkably similar patterns emerge in each dictatorship, as the site's cultural-political present was inhabited not only by the regimes...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 111–124.
Published: 01 August 2014
..., especially in the work of Jean Epstein and Béla BalÁzs. Screens, beginning with cinema, increasingly interrupt yet mime face-to-face contact. This condition is construed as a loss, similar to that of Babel and its universal language: a loss of the fantasized immediacy, transparency, and presence of face...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 41–73.
Published: 01 August 2017
... in the Dada movement. After demonstrating similarities between the Dadaists' advertising strategies and those advocated by advertising theorists and practitioners of the time, the article shows how Dadaists used advertising to intervene in ongoing debates about art and commerce, pitting themselves against...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
... and Scholem’s thought also reveals a deep intellectual affinity that both were unwilling to face. This article shows how Scholem and Taubes had a surprisingly similar understanding of the nature of messianism, though not its scope. For Scholem, messianism remains a strictly Jewish phenomenon; for Taubes...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
... these with the literary reportage style of Egon Erwin Kisch. Its similarity to Der Querschnitt reveals the dialectical engagement of Berlin’s artist and journalist circles with mass cultural forms, including tourism. While guidebooks diversified to accommodate a modern “art-loving” demographic that ridiculed both...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 71–101.
Published: 01 February 2019
... that it will illuminate the contemporary discussion. This article contends that such an endeavor would first require a critical reinvestigation of this debate to correct two widespread misinterpretations: that Hans Blumenberg “decisively refuted” Karl Löwith and that their positions are more similar than their polemic...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
... and victimizers. This development, which corresponds to similar patterns in other literatures (e.g., George Steiner’s Portage to San Cristobal of A.H .; Jonathan Littell’s Kindly Ones ) has received relatively little critical attention, and it is discussed here through a close reading of major Israeli works...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... on Germany’s citizens to remember the atrocities of the Nazi past so they could open a new chapter in the nation’s history. Twenty years later, at the zenith of the economic miracle, Jean Améry made a similar demand. His, however, was not a constructive call for responsibility and improvement, like Jaspers’s...
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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 (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 5–51.
Published: 01 August 2009
... photography. Berlin Dada, of which Heartfield was an early member, achieved similar effects in its live performances, staged at precisely the same time these films were produced. The essay concludes by noting the parallel between Heartfield's animation and Walter Benjamin's later reflections on the subversive...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 89–131.
Published: 01 August 2009
... photographic elements in dynamic relation to one another. While Moholy-Nagy was a prolific theorist who published frequently on the role of photography and related visual technologies in postwar society, few of Brandt's writings survive. Yet her montages address similar issues, particularly questions of how...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 225–235.
Published: 01 November 2023
...Geoffrey Winthrop-Young The essay compares the back-breeding of the extinct aurochs by the German zoologists Lutz and Heinz Heck with the reconstruction of past Germanic languages and mythologies by Jacob Grimm. It then points to similarities between current rewilding projects and the absorption...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 205–224.
Published: 01 November 2017
... on a different level of magnitude. Kittler may enjoy his share of attention, but he is not Michel Foucault—and Kittler, a lifelong admirer of Foucault, never claimed to be. Neither was Kittler Theodor W. Adorno, a theorist he came to despise with relish despite noticeable similarities. German media...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 21–41.
Published: 01 November 2022
... Ever since their second French edition, illustrated by Géricault, Savigny and Corréard told the story of the purge in greater detail. Their expanded account of the mass drownings evokes even more similarities to the story of Marcauer’s killing in the Spanish Civil War. Among the drowned had been...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 119–145.
Published: 01 February 2010
... nity, and all of them insisted that this was not only compatible with, but dependent on, a fusion with totality conceived, or at least named, as a fi nite entity—nature, woman, form, Absolute, God, state.”10 Louis Dumont takes a similar line, speaking about the synthesis of holism and self...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
...) As an avid filmgoer, Kafka no doubt encountered similar attractions during his frequent visits to the cinema in Prague and elsewhere in Europe. 4 While his experiences of trick films leave no trace in his diaries and letters, object animation had a direct influence on his experiments in literary narrative...
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