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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 155–179.
Published: 01 February 2018
... , which reads the hero’s epic journey as an allegory for the emergence of subjectivity. Horkheimer and Adorno interpret Homer’s female characters as sensual forces of nature that Odysseus must resist in his quest for homecoming. Yet, conspicuously absent from Horkheimer and Adorno’s analysis—and previous...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 175–203.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Richard Westerman Abstract Interpretations of Georg Lukács’s theory of reification and consciousness have typically assumed that Lukács relies on an essentialized notion of subjectivity that can be restored by dereification. This article argues instead that he treats subjectivity as a formally...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 53–72.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Michael Marder Minima Patientia: Reflections on the Subject of Suffering Michael Marder It is the question whether one can live after Auschwitz. This question has appeared to me, for example...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... how the critique of individualism could be mobilized for opposed political agendas. For Kracauer, this meant a redefined subjectivity that would contribute to social critique; for Benn, an acquiescence to National Socialism, which he saw as a form of historical fate. Dismantling the Subject: Concepts...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 97–130.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Richard Westerman Georg Lukács's concept of reification is celebrated for its account of how capitalist society affects individual subjectivity. However, even its admirers have rejected the way that Lukács uses this idea to argue that the proletariat can develop a revolutionary class...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 14–16.
Published: 01 August 2014
...: Indiana University Press, 1986), xiv. 2. Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore, War and Peace in the Global Village (New York: Bantam, 1968), 175. Subjects without Skin D. N. Rodowick Every assiduous reader of Miriam Hansen’s work knows that one...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Karin L. Crawford This essay focuses on the relationship between ideology, language, and image to consider the question of subjectivity that is at the core of Gerhard Richter's cycle of paintings on the Red Army Faction. Through a close reading of Richter's paintings, I demonstrate how...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 157–179.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Brad Prager Abstract The Austrian director Ulrich Seidl often films interview subjects as though they were posing for portrait photographs, and Seidl maintains that one of his major influences is the photographer Diane Arbus. This article examines how this high level of control over a film’s frames...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 55–69.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Ross Wilson This essay examines the significance for Theodor W. Adorno of Immanuel Kant's aesthetics. Adorno's philosophy insists, on the one hand, on truth to objects, while, on the other hand, defending subjective experience against overhasty dismissals of it. Adorno rejects the castigation...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 105–132.
Published: 01 August 2017
... powerful criticism of the philosophy of the subject. What suffers from this unintended resurgence of the philosophy of the subject, in both its liberal and its republican variants, is the radical core of constitutional democracy itself. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Jürgen Habermas...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 9–24.
Published: 01 February 2020
... of differentiation, and the poetic power of theory operates as a political alliance out of which emancipation of any kind becomes subjectively possible, without being subjectively controlled. What twenty-first-century forms of theoretical practice, sensory intelligence, and storytelling allow for the courage...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 5–26.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the nominalist emphasis on individual works as opposed to generic formal categories, and praised Arnold Schoenberg's atonal revolution. But he was also aware that carried to an extreme, nominalism could lead to the subjective domination of a nature that was understood to be without essential characteristics...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
... of a melancholic resistance of meaning. But I suggest that this resistance can be construed in terms of Adorno's and Walter Benjamin's readings of analogous resistance in Charles Baudelaire's poetry, which restages the social destruction of the subject as a socially normative “poetic event” unto itself...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
... the subject to express itself, perhaps not free from the “objective” constraints of society but with considerable relative autonomy. Romantic-modernist re-creative resistance to an illusory “solution” of the problems Bach's music continues to present offers greater scope for historical transformation...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Jessica Dubow; Richard Steadman-Jones W. G. Sebald's novel Austerlitz tells a story of inexplicable origins. In the figure of this child of the Kindertransport , Sebald addresses the traumas of the exilic subject and the impossibility of responding to an irredeemable history. But Austerlitz is also...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 137–170.
Published: 01 November 2013
... stages an essayistic subjectivity that is inconsistent, petty, and self-defeating. For Syberberg, this project is a matter both of content and of form: his films and books are highly essayistic, but they are unusual essays. Syberberg constructs a unique tradition of essayism for himself that depends...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
... to the Danish philosopher in Heidegger's Being and Time , these thinkers figured Heidegger as a “secular Kierkegaard.” Both groups read Being and Time as an ontological analysis of the human subject, but the dialectical theologians located the secularizing drive in Heidegger's ontology, while the neo...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 25–40.
Published: 01 August 2017
.... To discover how Heartfield's photomontages interpellate their subject as a politically engaged viewer, this article investigates the mechanisms by which satire addresses its audience, how it communicates its message, and to what degree we might judge its effectiveness as a means of persuasion. A Benjaminian...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 133–162.
Published: 01 August 2017
... no critical edge. Jürgen Habermas, for instance, promotes a sustained critique of current European mentalities that aims to unravel Europe's normative potential. In critical dialogue with Habermas's most recent ideas on this subject, the article argues that, to be meaningful, the European promise requires...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 83–103.
Published: 01 November 2017
...-American scholarship, particularly in the history of film studies. The article situates the trope of anonymity at the heart of Kracauer's oeuvre, where it helps define a nonsovereign subject in response to modernity. © 2017 by New German Critique, Inc. 2017 Siegfried Kracauer Critical Theory...