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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 119–132.
Published: 01 August 2012
... conflicts that finally erupt in the revolution of 1989, the article foregrounds three modes of cultural representation that produce three versions of cultural history. The first, symbolic mode epitomizes the protagonists' conventional understanding of culture as an archive of knowledge and learning that...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
... symbolic way with this infrastructure. Rather than based in a physical feature of its subterranean space, the reigning image of subterranean Berlin was metaphorical: the underworld of decadent Weimar culture, a subversive image reinforced during the 1920s by the political identity das rote Berlin . There...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... disaster orchestrated by the citizens of Santiago themselves. Three cognitive schemes play a role for how Kleist—and his fictional characters—imagines the vulnerability of human society: the theodicy, the sublime, and the state of emergency. These three symbolic forms are part of the surprisingly small and...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 207–227.
Published: 01 August 2008
.... This essay confronts Horkheimer and Adorno's argument with the less-celebrated work of the German philosopher Ernst Cassirer, whose functionalistic concept of myth as a symbolic form enables him to give detailed philosophical analyses of myth as a long-established form of life and as an artificial...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 85–113.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Susanne Vees-Gulani The great popularity of the TV docudrama Dresden (2006) can be explained chiefly by its locale and subject matter: ever since the Allied forces bombed the city, many have seen it as the key symbol for the brutality of modern warfare. Immediately after he bombings, before-and...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
... toward Jacques Derrida's Specters of Marx (1994). Traditionally, a ghost is seen as a sign of unfinished business: a disturbance in the symbolic, moral, or epistemological order that can be resolved once the ghost has delivered its message and fulfilled its mission. However, Braun's specters...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... reflection on the entwining of religious symbols and social theory by Habermas, Vattimo, and Girard brings to light an alternative project, namely, the aestheticization of religion. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 Nihilism and Belief in Contemporary European Thought...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 9–34.
Published: 01 November 2014
... when he not only makes no mention of the Jewish population persecuted at the site but also relies on the highly conventional and objectifying symbol of the suitcase to represent metonymically Auschwitz's victims. © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 2014 Past Lessons: Holocaust Conservation and...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 197–228.
Published: 01 February 2019
... how contrasting ideas of the body, and of social order, are symbolically expressed in poses and pictorial settings. In particular, the grouping of figures, in geometric and informal “human patterns,” speaks to a fundamental dichotomy in Weimar modernism: the divide between machine-based (rationalist...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 1–24.
Published: 01 August 2017
... contributed the image of Ernst Thälmann as a symbol of antifascism through montages for the AIZ in 1934 and 1936. The Comintern's critique of the April 1936 montage, which is understood to be aimed more at the AIZ 's publisher, Münzenberg, entangled him and the AIZ in a double-edged crisis in the Comintern...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 53–88.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Sabine Kriebel Because photomontage is based on the structural principle of pictorial rupture and reassembly, the medium is understood in scholarly literature as the symbolic register of the shocks and disjunctures of modern life. Yet most of John Heartfield's photomontages for the communist...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... is first of all embodied in the distinction between spo- ken-revealed and unspoken-symbolic language. This constellation is granted further complexity and tension by situating the language of lamentation 2. The present article focuses on “Über Klage und Klagelied,” but it also refers to...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 1–7.
Published: 01 February 2011
... as the figure through which the New German Cinema medi- tated on violence, law, and the symbolic process of burying and disinterring various symbolically charged corpses, Kligerman’s analysis unfolds as a criti- cal contrast between two meditations on Sophocles’s heroine: G. W. F. Hegel’s...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 111–154.
Published: 01 February 2018
... temporal and historical dynamic. In contrast to the Roman- tic symbol and abstract forms of medieval allegory, Auerbach’s gure has a pervasive historicity. To be sure, the gure is not complete in itself; rather, it requires a “ful lled gure” to bring to light its latent potential. Nevertheless...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
... and thereby testifies to the enduring existence of sacrifice in modern times. It was Odysseus, the trope of bourgeois individual, who had discovered that sacrifice was an irrational premodern ritual. He had been “ele- vated to self-consciousness” with “the discovery that symbolic communication...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... the narrator— physically, politically, affectively, and socially. This compulsory spatialization, this unbrokerable distance, indeed epitomizes the mix of symbolic immediacy 4. Primo Levi, If This Is a Man; The Truce, trans. Stuart Woolf (London: Abacus, 1987), 54. Hereafter cited as Man...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 111–135.
Published: 01 November 2013
... (Protokolliert nach dem Original des Films von Enno Patalas) (Frankfurt am Main: Verlag Filmkritik, 1967), 56. All translations are mine unless otherwise indicated. 2. Marc Michael Epstein writes that “the choice of the hare as a symbol for Israel was a con- scious iconographic contribution to the...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 31–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 185–205.
Published: 01 August 2009
..., captions, and freely arranged photographs.18 For example, the 1923 cover carries a mon- tage of Lenin in his typical speech pose, in which his hand symbolically inter- sects with the hammer-and-sickle emblem,19 indicating his formidable iconic status and signifi cance in promoting interest in the...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
... devices—type, iconic symbols, the manipulation of space and scale besides titles, captions, and other textual inserts—to produce highly complex narratives. In this mon- tage of codes and devices, the realism of the undoctored photograph was often used as a glossy veneer of documentary truth...