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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 93–117.
Published: 01 February 2013
...: the first a “chronotope” in which the possibility of change is revived, an indeterminate time and place for action; the second an image of utopia achieved, from which all human cares have disappeared. Chrostowska suggests that these two visions, which one would expect to be teleologically linked, cannot...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (2 (125)): 49–64.
Published: 01 August 2015
... or clearing in which being exists. For Bloch, however, it is the means by which being can be transcended out of its own immanence. Bloch's utopia is concrete in that it is still emerging, but he claims that sparks from that possible utopia exist in all times. Lateness is therefore challenged as a separate...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
... writers contemplated have been explored, scholars have paid less attention to the spiritual and religious utopias envisioned in the 1920s. This article engages with German responses to the rupture of World War I and the realm of imagined political possibilities in Weimar Germany by focusing on one...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 75–98.
Published: 01 February 2010
... an entire generation in his films as assuming the affective force of necessary failure and, as such, utopian hope. Although individual films never offer up their utopia as “realistically” obtainable, the sensation of utopia emerging from within the itinerative serialization of one and the same problem...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 215–226.
Published: 01 February 2016
... of utopia. Adorno's recollection of childhood moments of self-absorbed play preserves the lived experience in a way that forever links present and past and that also holds open a space for the experience of utopia: u-topia, no-place—a realm of imagined borderless freedom. Resonances with Amorbach...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to emancipation than any utopia or dystopia could ever become. Copyright © 2018 by New German Critique, Inc. 2018 aesthetics hermeneutics postmodernity sublime Frankfurt School La réponse est le malheur de la question. —Maurice Blanchot, L’entretien infini Theodor W. Adorno’s...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 169–203.
Published: 01 February 2017
... utopias of both consumerism and communism, considering these objects in the context of the history of Soviet constructivism and the nonofficial practices to emerge later in the Soviet Union in the 1970s and 1980s. Hermann Glöckner: Waste as a Figure of Thought...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 103–123.
Published: 01 February 2021
... the conceptions of life that come into play in the novel (life as career, life as theater, life as gesture) and considers the fate of the protagonist in this light. Seeing the question of inclusion/exclusion as key to Kafka’s novel, the article argues that it exposes the thin line between utopia and dystopia...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 73–89.
Published: 01 November 2016
... The humans, for their part, seek a utopia free from litigiousness and “restless ambition” (polupragmosun the I am grateful to audiences at Harvard University; the University of California, Berkeley; and the Czech Academy of Sciences for their extraordinarily stimulating reactions to earlier versions...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 203–221.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of an intersubjectively grounded communication theory whereby com- 3. See Albrecht Wellmer, “Reason, Utopia, and the Dialectic of Enlightenment,” in Bernstein, Habermas and Modernity, 48–49. 4. Shierry Weber, “Aesthetic Experience and Self-Reflection as Emancipatory Process: Two Complementary Aspects...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 125–152.
Published: 01 August 2010
... the unfashionable claim fifteen years ago that utopia was still with us. Even a cursory glance at developments in the cultural landscape since then—from Fredric Jameson’s massive volume on uto- pia, Archaeologies of the Future, to the peripatetic art installation project Uto- pia Station—would seem to confirm...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 197–228.
Published: 01 February 2019
... of vibration, the forms of crystals, and human structure and movement.” 48 In the photograph, this mechanistic vision of the body, and of technocratic social order, is forcefully combined with the elements of an organic utopia: dancing female nudes, sunlight, trees. The result is a bizarre clash...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 31–52.
Published: 01 August 2013
... and Badiou a fundamen- tally open relationship between the concrete and the abstract in the Hegelian sense of the syntagmatic whole. In Bloch this takes the form of a still unimag- inable idea and reality of Heimat or home as utopia in that the return to home is not one of an eternal return to some...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 63–84.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of utopia becoming reality it disappears from the picture” ( P , 132). In Dialectic of Enlightenment he and Horkheimer could in contrast define “the secret of aesthetic sublimation” as the ability “to present fulfillment in its brokenness,” something denied to the culture industry, which “does...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 133–162.
Published: 01 August 2017
... Reformation. In 1531 King Henry VIII and Archbishop Thomas Cranmer ini- tiated a separation from the Church of Rome. A major opponent was Thomas More, whose term utopia/eutopia was destined to have a complex future as a name for political promise and visionary reforms.1 The setting involved, inter alia...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 41–70.
Published: 01 February 2019
... toward utopia: “Progress is not a conclusive category. It wants to cut short the triumph of radical evil, not to triumph as such itself.” 31 One may ask how Adorno can allow himself any concept of progress, however “nonconclusive,” following the exhaustion of the modern regime of historicity of which...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... at least some stability and predictability. Likewise, Blumenberg rejects utopian notions of history because they sidestep the rationality of self-preservation. 115 Utopia, as already in More, highlights the contingency of reality, and for Blumenberg this is useful only in its critical function. 116...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 125–146.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of utopia or total fulfillment. On the contrary, he insists, “there are no perfect works.” For if an artwork could actually serve as an image of unblemished perfection, this would imply that “reconciliation would be possible in the midst of the unreconciled” ( AT , 190). But all art is human; it is scored...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 205–216.
Published: 01 February 2017
... into account that the idea of trans- parency has historical roots in the arts and in social utopias. Already in the early twentieth century the transparent man was invoked both by communist ideology and by avant-garde art as an alternative to bourgeois identity. Simi- larly, the public exposure...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
... the decline in religious and didactic meaning.26 24. I offer some first reflections on this topic in “‘Totentänze’: Volker Braun’s Late Poems— Postscript on the End of Utopia,” in Dislocation and Reorientation: Exile, Division, and the End of Communism in German Culture and Politics; Festschrift...