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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 215–224.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of those aspects of humanity that fail to meet their criteria of progress. Copyright © 2022 by New German Critique, Inc. 2022 neo-Kantianism philosophy of symbolic forms historicism uses of history If you will permit me to steer clear of the obvious—that is, addressing the last recipient...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 135–153.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Brian M. Puaca The development of West German history textbooks from 1945 through the mid-1960s offers a way to understand what young West Germans were supposed to learn about their country's role in and experience of World War II. Several of the most widely used history textbooks during...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 217–246.
Published: 01 August 2020
.... This is not to claim that Adorno explicitly based his theory of the sociality of the artwork on Benjamin’s use of the Angelus Novus . Rather, I am suggesting that Benjamin’s dialectical image of history, which finds illustration in Klee’s drawing, appears transformed in Adorno’s theory of the specific social function...
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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)): 67–97.
Published: 01 February 2015
... for the Heidegger reception. The article considers the implications of this history for the use of the concept of secularization in intellectual history by examining the Löwith-Blumenberg controversy. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 atheism dialectical theology existentialism neo-scholasticism...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 73–94.
Published: 01 August 2010
... that division. After a brief discussion of the forerunners to this spatial coupling in the spy tunnels under Vienna and Berlin in the immediate postwar period, I survey the use of tunnels as escape routes after the construction of the Wall in 1961 through their depiction in fiction, memoirs, history, and film...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of society so characteristic of fascist ideologies. Using the phenomenological insights of Martin Heidegger and Ernst Nolte to recount the history of the Nazi Volkskörper , I describe the meaning this manifestation of the body of the German people had for the Jew as a body, in general, and as a foreign body...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 39–71.
Published: 01 November 2009
... of Zivilisation. 18. Friedrich Nietzsche and Thomas Mann both defi ned the terms as opposites, although the use and meaning of Kultur are by no means clear. For the most detailed history of Kultur, see Bol- lenbeck, BK. Bollenbeck traces the development of the word Kultur in German usage, especially...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 141–178.
Published: 01 November 2020
..., Elkins would diagnose as an underlying “fear of materiality” that permeates scholarship focusing on materiality: What stops us is not a lack of interest. . . . We are prevented by an anxiety about what we could say. . . . In art history, it is a topos , a commonplace, to assert that the discipline...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 133–160.
Published: 01 August 2022
..., and they are not parodistic. 38 What to make of Maddin’s take on the mountain film, then? Why is he interested in using it? It should be clear by now that part of Careful ’s appeal is the quirkiness of the whole enterprise. Disregarding academic classifications that separate film histories into discrete national...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Querschnitt and its history as a model of visual ordering. Although the use of the term to designate an anthology format seems unique to the Weimar period, it had much older roots in the sciences, mathematics, surgical medicine, engineering, and architecture. Most impor- tant, for my purposes here...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
... analyzes the rhetorical figures and textual operations that Weber uses to describe the trajectory from the Protestant theology of salvation to the “spirit” of capitalism. Moreover, it shows how Weber incorporates religious rhetoric in his writing on the relation of science, history, and religion...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2014
... one possible new approach. Glawogger's film is an attempt to adopt the strategies of art cinema for use in a feature film, but Kill Daddy Goodnight does not turn away from the terrors of history. Rather, it experiments with varied aesthetic forms and dramaturgical practices, depicting the Shoah yet...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 65–89.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of fiction—Ka-Tzetnik’s Salamandra , David Grossman’s See Under: Love , A. B. Yehoshua’s Mr. Mani —as well as more minor texts. Using theoretical work in narrative (E. M. Forster, James Phelan) and imagology (Manfred Beller and Joep Leerssen on German national character), this article formulates the recent...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 81–95.
Published: 01 August 2015
... to return to through the cinema have the capacity to reciprocate this invest- ment. They do so by speaking to us of our own passing. To look at something as if it were for the last time, as if the thing looked at were disappearing. Tracing the history of this attitude leads back to the films...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 133–162.
Published: 01 August 2017
... footing” (LT, 31).18 Habermas does not promote the collapse of the European nation-states.19 He 14. For instance, colonial ventures were also part of US history. In the Spanish-American War of 1898, the United States defeated Spain and acquired its colonies in the Philippines, Puerto Rico...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 135–160.
Published: 01 August 2006
...); Sebald, On the Natural History of Destruction, trans. Anthea Bell (New York: Random House, 2003). Generally, I make use of published translations; otherwise, translations are my own. In the case of Sebaldʼs Luftkrieg und Literatur, I use Bellʼs English translation where I can; where I need...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (2 (113)): 25–50.
Published: 01 August 2011
... a German thinker proved inspirational to so many American readers, the impulse among American historians nowa- days to deprovincialize the study of US intellectual history is much needed. The letters—though small and fragmentary—testify to some significant intel- lectual transfers shaping twentieth...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 45–94.
Published: 01 August 2007
...-Jewish Jew was important for world history because, he argued, “the genius of the Jews who have gone beyond Jewry has left us the message of universal human emancipation.” Later, he wrote less of a total flat- tening out of national or cultural differences than of “supra-national forms of social...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 79–109.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., see the some- what dated but still useful Boring, History of Experimental Psychology; Danziger, Constructing the Subject; and Danziger, Naming the Mind. 26. Baldwin, “Excitation,” in Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology, 356. 27. Baldwin, “Effort, Mental (Consciousness of in Dictionary...