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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 (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
... for his retreat into socially indifferent aestheticism. But his actual view was that art can remain art only if it is responsive to human suffering. For Adorno, it is only by virtue of its relative autonomy that art can address social suffering and sustain a critical posture toward the world. Copyright...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
... but also ensures that it may take no action on behalf of the suffering that it expresses. This analysis is then used to consider the possible status of the angel in the moment of contemporaneity, as art embraces sociality and faces a weakened autonomy. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 65–84.
Published: 01 February 2011
... for the tainted war experience of German civilians. This article explores the tensions between the new televisuality of German suffering and the persisting charge of revisionism leveled by some journalists and scholars at the blockbuster TV docudramas. Drawing on Aleida Assmann's deconstruction of the seemingly...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 135–153.
Published: 01 February 2011
... the postwar period contain vivid descriptions of German suffering, and authors gradually sought to reconcile this trauma with the crimes committed by the Germans during the war. This evidence contradicts the notion that the Germans remained silent about their own suffering after 1945 and the belief...
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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 (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 155–173.
Published: 01 November 2016
... the wounded or broken character of musical modernism and the experience of creaturely suffering. The modernist artwork leaves behind any aesthetic of “heroism” and emerges, as if from a disaster, with bodily injuries that can never be healed. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 Theodor W. Adorno...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
... then to the question of whether Benjamin in fact refers to the second letter to the Corinthians or whether there are not good reasons to assume that Benjamin is closer to Cohen's thought of the messianic power of weakness than to Paul's heroic suffering. New German Critique, Inc. 2008 Translated by Catharine...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 85–113.
Published: 01 February 2011
...-and-after pictures of the city were important national examples of the cruelty of war toward the German civilian population and against German cultural treasures, and the photographs became iconographic images of suffering. Dresden 's plot offers a more complex view of the bombings and the city they struck...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 113–136.
Published: 01 August 2013
... that of the suffering outsider and linked to the psychologically therapeutic. Furthermore, based on an analysis of films that used Mahler's music from the 1960s on, Sacks demonstrates how the Mahler of popular imagination has often been a sound track to pathological torment and stages self-sacrificial transcendence...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 45–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
... that beginning and construct an entirely new form of human society. This new beginning represents a rebellion against the Platonic-Christian-Marxist sense of knowing as making secure and of the slavish morality of palliating the cycle of human suffering by envisioning an end—an eschaton—to history. This attempt...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
...Justin Neville Kaushall Abstract This article argues that Immanuel Kant’s concept of disinterested contemplation is inadequate because it represses the historical suffering of nature, and thus the aesthetic object’s materiality. It also argues that Theodor W. Adorno’s concept of natural beauty...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 63–84.
Published: 01 August 2021
... in its brokenness,” rather than as fully realized. Not only are the memory of past suffering and the rage against its continuation in the present preserved, but traces of the mimetic impulse that inspired art in the first place are kept alive. Thus Adorno can define successful sublimating as guarding...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 107–138.
Published: 01 August 2020
..., and Rithy Panh’s 2013 Missing Picture , about the Khmer Rouge. Both documentaries actively explore and work through suffering that took place in the past and connect it to how people living in these societies, including the perpetrators, now think about, represent, and remember this suffering. Other...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
...( -) or as affirmation eu( -, signifying “happinessoffers an antithesis to suffering. Its root, topos, is simply “place,” freed from desire (which it fulfills), rather than bound by it, like the “home” of nostalgic longing; a “place” still unlived-in (unlike the “site,” the primordial one being home).2...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 31–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
... whereby cer­ tain objects and events can become orientational for rationality generally; it also involves a contention that, specifically, the sufferings of others are among those particulars that have remained unacknowledged by universalistic rea­ son and that thus deserve to become orientational...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2011
... of Decolonization (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009), 18; Aleida Assmann, “On the (In) Compatibility of Guilt and Suffering in German Memory,” German Life and Letters 59 (2006): 196. For important work on new directions in German memory discourse since unification, see this special issue of German...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 27–51.
Published: 01 February 2010
... in texts on the Shoah. The problem of aestheticization in nachschrift can be addressed using concepts developed in Aesthetic Theory, where Theodor W. Adorno argues that artworks speak for suffering without conceptualizing it and that thought’s relation to art occurs by way of a relation...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
... to position its own body as the “other of the self” and thereby to conceive of the human being as free even in the utmost moment of restraint. Schiller’s concept of the “pathetically sublime” both takes up and defines this decisive duality of physical suffering and the subjective assurance of being...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 115–134.
Published: 01 February 2011
... argues that Barbel’s orientation toward the past and her uses of familial memory to stabilize her identity as innocent and as a “victim” effectively erase from view those who suffered the consequences of her father’s bureaucratic efforts. We see Barbel describing mass killings as “par- tisan...