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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
... defined position within the totality of consciousness, an account of consciousness that closely parallels Alois Riegl’s theory of the spectator as a formally defined component of works of art. Both Lukács and Riegl incorporate notions of agency and active involvement in the forms of representation...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 185–213.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Daniela K. Helbig Hans Blumenberg is known as much for his theoretical focus on unsayability as he is for his ostentatious reclusiveness. This article argues that Blumenberg’s figure of the spectator connects these two elements. Blumenberg’s social and theoretical retreat to a spectatorial position...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 41–64.
Published: 01 November 2013
... structure. Even as the film constructs an ostensibly powerful gaze, it undermines the spectator's autonomy, repeatedly drawing attention to the cinematic apparatus that guides—even manipulates—the viewer and revealing the illusory nature of the control ostensibly afforded him or her. © 2013 by New German...
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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 (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 73–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Adorno's more than skeptical position toward film relies on notions of self-reflexivity usually on reserve for high art. When Stanley Cavell situates film as a reflective form of skepticism that binds camera, spectator, and image together, it comes neatly to this position. Adorno at this point does...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 59–89.
Published: 01 February 2016
..., as he promoted cinematic physiognomics as a way to overcome boundaries of race and nation. Furthermore, Balázs and Benjamin used physiognomic perception to reconfigure social hierarchies and the relationship of spectators to technology and the material world, thus converting potentially reactionary...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 141–169.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Karen Pagani This article supplements the description of forgiveness in Hannah Arendt's Human Condition with an applied interpretation of love and respect, truth and opinion, and the importance of spectators or moral bystanders, as described in Between Past and Future, On Revolution, Eichmann...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 57–80.
Published: 01 February 2020
... not dictate how the festival spectator should view the work because multichannel installations are not necessarily intended to be viewed or experienced in a single sitting, in a uniform manner, or by a uniform spectator. While the DVD box set shares some viewing modes with that of the installation—the epic...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2022
... African coast and, through a surrealistic transposition of the painting’s story world into prose, onto the raft itself. Traversing great spatiotemporal distances, this trajectory of The Aesthetics is worth framing in reference to Hans Blumenberg’s Shipwreck with Spectator , which proceeds from...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
... that suggests the qual- ity of vitality, and (2) the spectator is animated by the animation and dis- placed in a specific way into the state of vitality. Materialist theories of film, which originate in the materializing film effects in the perceptual events of the recipient, tend to draw on the trans...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 111–124.
Published: 01 August 2014
... language in film was incarnated in the transition from “primitive” cinema to the classical system of transparency. That system mandated the construction of a coherent and easily negotiable diegetic space that worked to annihilate the space and time of the spectator’s physical pres- ence...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 17–44.
Published: 01 November 2007
... but was more con- cerned with the psychology of fi lm form, relating the medium’s properties to the spectator’s mental operations.10 Picking up Münsterberg’s interest in fi lm and psychology almost a century later, Ed Tan discusses cinema as an “emo- tion machine,” arguing that “the awareness provided...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 75–93.
Published: 01 November 2014
... voice, present rearrangements of archival material—Sivan and Brauman’s film is precisely about revealing these frames and the interpretations bound up with them. That these interpre- tations principally concern us as spectators—with our ideas, our knowledge, and our projections—is again deftly...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 147–175.
Published: 01 August 2021
... to the cinema, despite the utmost watchfulness, leaves me dumber and worse than before,” Adorno comments in Minima Moralia . 1 Similarly, in the famous “Culture Industry” chapter from Dialectic of Enlightenment , Adorno contends that the experience of a sound film “positively debars the spectator from...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
... leading man within minutes of the fi lm’s beginning—each time foiling even the spectator’s powers of recognition. Sonja also quickly changes roles and appearances: from a cool, dressed-up femme fatale receiving her orders in Haghi’s offi ce, she turns into a desperate young ingenue theatrically throw...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 83–95.
Published: 01 August 2014
... Hansen, “Room-for-Play: Benjamin’s Gamble with Cinema,” October, no. 109 (2004): 27. Hereafter cited as “Room.” 88  Vernacular Modernism as Child’s Play unfamiliar: “He does not yet know his way around this space.”14 Not know- ing the space breaks the spectator free from everyday familiarity...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 159–169.
Published: 01 August 2014
.... By locating the film in the spectator’s head rather than in a technological apparatus that inevitably generated a pas- sive and supine subject, Kluge avoided the ahistorical fatalism that had charac- terized recent French cinema theory. Hansen followed him in constructing a critical constellation...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
...), The Readability of the World (1981), Life-Time and World-Time (1986), and Cave Exits (1989), as well as the numerous smaller volumes, such as Shipwreck with Spectator (1979), The Laughter of the Thracian Woman (1987), Care Crosses the River (1987), and St. Matthew Passion (1988). 4 These books...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 133–160.
Published: 01 November 2009
... for Tradition Why I Am Not a Conservative is the kind of work that has continued to con- found critics. Fritz W. Kramer, for example, plagued by the ambiguities in Richter’s paintings, could only conclude: “Presumably the real message is con- tradiction. It is left to the spectator himself to discover...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 141–163.
Published: 01 February 2007
... and the same time, and can bring to bear on what happens to himself the disinterested curiosity of a spectator. (EL, 117) What is interesting here is not simply Baudelaire’s theory of superiority but his hastily adumbrated evocation of the doubling of one who is aware of her or his own...