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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
... worker felt affiliated with the leftist workers’ movement. The terms workers’ literature, proletarian literature, and working-class litera- ture would thus be somewhat misleading. Moreover, the term workers’ movement literature high- lights political positioning rather than social position. New...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
... attempt to actualize the idea of world literature under the auspices of a social and political mass movement. This article develops and illustrates five theses about this internationalist world literature. It thereby sketches aspects of the history of internationalist world literature in Germany between...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 119–131.
Published: 01 November 2023
... .” Süddeutsche Zeitung , October 7 , 2021 . https://www.sueddeutsche.de/kultur/literatur-nobelpreis-abdulrazak-gurnah-1.5433610?reduced=true . Florvil Tiffany Nicole . Mobilizing Black Germany: Afro-German Women and the Making of a Transnational Movement . Urbana : University of Illinois Press...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 107–124.
Published: 01 August 2010
... Heimat fills a gap left open in German literature since Thomas Mann's Doktor Faustus by presenting a fictional portrayal of music's history after World War II. © 2010 by New German Critique, Inc. 2010 Out of Tune: Music, Postwar Politics, and Edgar Reitz’s Die zweite Heimat...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 23–44.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of art, form is also a basic concept of the sociology of art. The social dimension of form is linked to the fact that literature is always a communicative announcement, a notification of “specific emotions, thoughts, evaluations etc. (let us agree on the shortcut: specific experiencesErlebnisse...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 125–152.
Published: 01 February 2021
... but largely forgotten August Winnig. A typical worker-poet socialized into the worker’s movement, he became active in Social Democratic circles but eventually aligned himself with National Socialist ideas and beliefs. He built a literary career by expressing opinions and beliefs from the perspective...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
... discourses as such but rather evolved with the participation and under the influence of their homosexual subjects ( Gay Berlin , xv). As James Steakley argues, “History has shown that time was on the side of the homosexual emancipation movement and other movements for social progress” ( Homosexual...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... transform the sphere of social reality, but the means by which they proposed it do so radically diverged. As noted above, only a relatively small body of secondary literature has addressed Hab­ ermas’s “Die Moderne” essay to date. Those scholars have uncovered several problems in Habermas’s thinking...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
... of the most fascinating representations of things in modernist literature. Beyond its place in the family, Odradek embodies a more general sense of extended personhood across space and time. Like the balls and flying bucket, Odradek’s animated life generates social connections outside the confines...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the founding of the Wilhelmine Empire and the early years of the Social Democratic Party (Die Väter) through the Weimar Republic and the fracturing of the workers’ movement into different parties (Social Democrats and communists, Die Söhne) to the Hitler dictatorship, World War II, and the ultimate...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2021
...Katharina Karcher Copyright © 2021 by New German Critique, Inc. 2021 Questions of (dis)ability have played a marginal role in the scholarly literature on contemporary German history and culture and the movements associated with the West German “1968.” 1 But this is changing. The emerging...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 1–8.
Published: 01 August 2023
... opposition between form and content. We can find such a notion of form as totality already in Lukács’s first book, The Developmental History of Modern Drama (1909), 14 and it is famously summed up in a sentence from its introduction: “But the truly social in literature is: its form” (Das wirklich...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 127–151.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., ordered rural world, it constituted a “means of diffus- ing political tensions” and “a medium of pacification, anticipating the recon- ciliation of social differences.” In the Heimat movement at the turn of the twentieth century, this idealized regional conception of Heimat was a rallying point...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 71–99.
Published: 01 August 2023
... and Class Consciousness as “an unfinished project,” which needs to articulate traditional, workerist Left politics with new social movements. 19 To do this, writes Jameson, we must acknowledge “each form of privation . . . as producing its own specific ‘epistemology,’ its own specific view from below...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 103–128.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Tyson E. Lewis This article contributes to the growing literature on Walter Benjamin as an educational philosopher. In particular, it reassesses the claim made by prominent Benjaminian scholars that education can be defined as a form of awakening. To further develop this central educational claim...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
... as a social utopia. Taking issue with Benjamin and Arendt, Caygill highlights the somber sides of the theater fragment through Holitscher’s book and the lynching photograph depicted there. His overall perspectives are largely compatible with mine, but he does not address the nature theater movement...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 159–196.
Published: 01 August 2011
... of larger social reforms. The movement’s leaders felt that the German university allowed for individual freedom but did not encourage participation in its governance. The student representatives at a 1967 conference—Jens Litten, Ulrich Preuß, and Kurt Nevermann—contested not only Dahrendorf’s idea...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 1–4.
Published: 01 August 2021
... not one that was ready for publication. We can hardly be done with our interpretation if the author did not leave us a clear directive as to how we should even begin. Over the last half century the interpretative literature on Aesthetic Theory has flourished, though the lack of any consensus on its...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., movement, and world making in terms of a philologically based life science, see Ette, “Literature as Knowledge.” 6. On Humboldt’s biography, see the short sketch of his life by Humboldt himself in Biermann, Alexander von Humboldt. See also the most important Humboldt biography during the second...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (2 (149)): 131–152.
Published: 01 August 2023
... after his death. Lukács’s first significant post–World War II work, Irodalom és demokrácia ( Literature and Democracy ) revisits many of the issues he first addressed in “The Old Culture and the New Culture,” almost three decades earlier. In the earlier piece, the analysis of social change...