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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 25–50.
Published: 01 August 2011
... the country wrote to the Nietzsche Archive in Weimar for memorabilia, to ask for biographical information about him, and to explain how his philosophy influenced them. These letters reveal how a general reading audience put the German philosopher's texts and image to work in their early twentieth-century...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 231–252.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Bernhard Malkmus This essay explores the relation between text and image in Alexander Kluge's literary work. The publication of Chronik der Gefühle , which accounts for Kluge's entire literary production until 2000, allows a detailed study of his techniques of intermediality and how they developed...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 59–82.
Published: 01 February 2023
... than being conceived as a singular event marking the end of the world in its given form, catastrophe is to be located in its persistent continuity—the simple fact that “things ‘go on like this.’” This article traces the origins of this thesis to an earlier text: a 1923 manuscript that Benjamin wrote...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 141–178.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Jacob Haubenreich Abstract This article examines the persistence of the notion of the immaterial text in literary studies, now decades into the so-called material turn. Digitization of manuscripts increasingly confronts us with the facts of textual materiality and material authorship, yet many...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 181–215.
Published: 01 February 2011
... ) proved the most shocking text of the second Oyneg Shabes cache for the way it vehemently alleges Jewish complicity in the systematic murder of the Jews of Warsaw and even harshly criticizes the victims themselves. This article analyzes the East-West polemic over Holocaust memory that erupted around...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2020
... on the main characters of the three generations, grandmother, son, and granddaughter, whereby it becomes obvious that Haderlap’s text supports the idea of transgenerational memories. By discussing the narrative choices for portraying the memories, the article argues that through specific strategies the text...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 93–98.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Barton Byg Abstract Presented here for the first time in English translation is one of Harun Farocki’s earliest publications in the journal Filmkritik , of which he later became editor. Composed largely of quotations, Farocki’s text reports on film courses at the Wannseeheim Youth Center, a form...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 1–20.
Published: 01 November 2022
... that the novel’s supposedly outdated politics ultimately rendered it obsolete. Others approached the novel as a writing experiment articulating politics and aesthetics in tense but productive ways. Proceeding and departing from these established views of Weiss’s text, the editors then propose a reading...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 129–153.
Published: 01 February 2023
... and writings but through comparison of the structural framework of Being and Time (1927) with Thomas Mann’s roughly contemporaneous theoretical accomplishment in The Magic Mountain (1924). Specifically, the essay argues for a deep affinity between the two texts’ constellations of language, temporality...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 95–106.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Klaus R. Scherpe At the very height of the Cold War, Wolfgang Koeppen reported on the political pecularities and abnormalities he encountered on his travels in the United States and the Soviet Union. Koeppen's texts perform a fascinating rewriting of the sentimental journey, choosing...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 59–95.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Benjamin Pollock When Franz Rosenzweig asserted that the two-page “system-program” in G. W. F. Hegel's handwriting that he had discovered in 1914 was in fact Hegel's copy of a text composed by F. W. J. Schelling, he sparked a scholarly controversy over the origins of German idealism that continues...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 131–148.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., as in the sociology of Max Weber and Georg Simmel, but also to contemporary dialectical theology. Systematically, the unfolding of the sacred as a movement in the text opens up a critical perspective on the current turn to religion in theory, which often refers to Benjamin affirmatively yet overlooks the complexity...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 139–154.
Published: 01 November 2016
... ), and image ( Bild ) in Adorno's philosophical and musical texts from the early 1930s to the late 1960s and material from the Nachlass , the case is made that his conception of interpretation involves not only the decipherment of the riddle-character of art but also the construction of further “interpretive...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 203–222.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Christopher Turner This article explores Theodor W. Adorno's “central concept” of the Bann , generally translated as “spell” and understood as a suggestive, if vague, metaphor. Through etymological analysis and investigation into Adorno's use of it in several key texts, especially Negative...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 171–194.
Published: 01 February 2016
... exchange? Tawada's texts frame disasters as islands, as closed areas, which obstruct communication. As a result of translation and the islands' historical and geopolitical interconnections, Tawada's “disaster islands” remain, however, only partly isolated. They are constantly disturbed by outsiders...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 195–214.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Philipp Lenhard This text is Friedrich Pollock's typescript of a public lecture he delivered at the luncheon session of the National Annual Meeting of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, on April 29, 1944, in Washington, DC. In his lecture Pollock lays out a new concept...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 153–176.
Published: 01 August 2016
... read this text as an exploration of distributed agency that challenges humanist assumptions about both “man” and “nature” by disclosing the limits of rational human mastery in the face of unruly natural phenomena, both “inner” and “outer.” At the same time, the multiple narrative frames of this tragic...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
... in the world. At the heart of Worringer's text is the question of how we moderns identify and judge works of art. The End of Art and the Future of Criticism in Wilhelm Worringer’s Art History Malika Maskarinec If we expect art history, and critical inquiry...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 177–197.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Markus Wilczek This article considers the significance of temporality for the discourses of ecology and posthumanism. Focusing on Goethe's approach to water both in his administrative and in his literary writings, it argues that literary texts provide an opportunity to experiment with forms...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2008
...” of subjective destruction enacted by Adorno's text because they reduce the latter to the symptoms of a loss that defies expression as a matter of principle. © 2008 by New German Critique, Inc. 2008 Putting the Dialectic back in Negative Dialectics: Modern Melancholia and Adornian Ethical Aesthetics...