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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
... a fascination for what has been left behind or suppressed by history. This might be termed “spectrality” in its broadest sense; it manifests itself in the “house- hold fairies” and “phantoms” that make an appearance in Fritzsche and Fuchs, respectively, or the many angels that can be identified...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 1–9.
Published: 01 August 2012
... on interventions that have challenged the notion that a national home- coming has healed German history. Less a trope of teleological fulfillment than a spectral figure, history disturbs and unsettles conventional notions of belonging. Accordingly, spatial and not temporal tropes dominate the debate...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2015
.... © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. spectrality “late style” time modernity postmodernity lateness late capitalism Figuring Lateness in Modern German Culture...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
... fatefully become the cacophonous degradation of that very reason. To explain this doubleness, we might also refer to Walter Benjamin, a persistent spectral presence in Sebald’s oeuvre, whose essay “On Language as Such and on the Language of Man” (1916) bears some affinity to Rousseau’s essay in its...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the drawing as a depiction of the angel that oversees and mourns the cumulative historical catastrophe from a distance that is enforced by the storm of progress. In the thesis, it serves as a disappearing, spectral presence alongside the reality that it observes, regressing forever into the future, just ahead...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
...” (an uncanny play of specters), in which hollow conventions, 16. Cavell, “Music Discomposed,” 188. Malika Maskarinec  153 mere apparitions of art posing as art, deceive us (KZ, 902). The present merely produces spectral artworks that conventionally preserve...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 113–137.
Published: 01 November 2016
... Augenblick: “a force retroacting in time”—simultane- ously past and future, an echo of what will be.27 It is a spooky moment, with its ghostly tremolos forming a halo around the distant horn call. Paul Bekker describes it as a “spectral exhortation”; the voice of the hero, perhaps already slain...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 73–91.
Published: 01 November 2020
... to an exotic princess from Naomiland. Only toward the end does reality make a spectral appearance when the lord’s alleged murderer is to be electrocuted. But right away the bubble bursts again, for the brisk gentleman frees the poor lad in a last-minute rescue entirely in keeping with his role. Cars, sailboats...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 25–45.
Published: 01 August 2012
... deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (Cologne: Böhlau, 2009); Ulrich Baer, Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002); and Barbie Zelizer, Remembering to Forget: Holocaust Memory through the Camera’s Eye (Chicago: Univer- sity of Chicago Press, 1998). 3. Architectural...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 113–133.
Published: 01 November 2022
... is, to be sure, just one of several fleeting instances when solidarity with suffering telescopes time and space. Even though we do learn of several more instances when the narrator encounters Géricault spectrally either in his lifetime or in the narrator’s, it would be an overreach to conclude...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 65–81.
Published: 01 February 2008
..., the narrator remarks: “The Prince had always dreamed of communicating with the spirit world. His improved understand- ing . . . had for some time dissipated every idea of this kind; but the appari- tion of the Armenian had revived them.”21 A similar invocation of spectral fi gures is to be found...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 171–189.
Published: 01 August 2008
...). Martin Stingelin, in contrast, has linked the patient’s obsession with recording angels and spectral watchers to the clinical practices of observation in the asylums where he was interned.7 Whatever the source for Schreber’s idea of the writing-down-system may be, the scribes’ automatic...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 199–218.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of representation with reality. The “image of the girl” (Mäd- chenbild) is uncanny not because it splits in two but because this splitting ren- 21. Bhabha, “The Other Question,” 74. John Zilcosky  207 ders it at once actual and spectral: it blurs the line...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Habilitationsschrift Dante als Dichter der irdischen Welt, which was eventually published with de Gruyter in 1929. 124 Auerbach and the Seriality of the Figure of historiography in which the survival and spectral presence of images is characterized by striking asynchronicities, ones that re®ect...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
...” that can activate preexisting knowledge or mem- ory; without this aid, it would be unable to generate any insight about the diva. By contrast, the grandmother’s photograph appears as a “ghost,” a spectral sign devoid of semantic resonance, because her appearance as a young girl belongs to a past...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 101–126.
Published: 01 November 2007
... ghost,” whose spectral presence haunted the proceedings. That the Nazi spoliation of art fi gured into Nuremberg’s charge of “crimes against civilization” must have gone some way in compelling Flanner to rec- oncile herself with the love of art she shared with Göring. Certainly the variety...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 171–194.
Published: 01 February 2016
... in these games move as slowly as actors in a Noh play: The object of this game is to sort out a puzzle of spectral messages from people who died leaving things unsaid or unfulfilled, and to make a story out of them. Players then choose a suitable sutra which, on recitation, will allow...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 121–149.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... See Ulrich Baer, Spectral Evidence: The Photography of Trauma (Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2002); and Vilém Flusser, Towards a Philosophy of Photography, trans. Anthony Mathews (London: Reaktion, 2000). 128 Rilke, Photography, and the City that is, to fi nd a place for art in the world...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 119–147.
Published: 01 February 2009
... rotates the prism and [the] borders approach each other together in a green middle as a result, one has in front of him the visible spectral continuum.25 The prism changes lightness and darkness into colors. It shows simultaneously the constitution of difference (i.e., the colors...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 157–185.
Published: 01 August 2007
... against the beast in human shape. Against a terrible enemy who cannot be caught, against a master of black magic who remains invisible, shadowlike, spectral. It is a war against a human being that possesses nothing human. It is a war against a phantom.” This could be a description of the Frogs...