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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 63–86.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Mary Cosgrove This article examines the troubling image of postunification Germany as a terrain vague —a potentially unbounded, hostile space continually exposed to the vicissitudes of history—in Jenny Erpenbeck's Heimsuchung ( Haunted by Home , 2008) and Julia Schoch's Mit der Geschwindigkeit des...
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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 (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
... his mind, however, Strauss, a refugee in England and then in America, began to retreat from the ideas that had influenced him during the 1920s and from his own previous attitude toward certain elements of modern civilization. This retreat was not clear, absolute, or complete but complicated, vague...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 155–180.
Published: 01 February 2011
... of the terms' overlapping semantic scopes. This article interrogates postwar and Cold War as distinct registers of cultural analysis, rather than as vague chronological markers. Photographic adaptation and recoding of the ruin motif—a foundational element of the postwar aesthetic—for Cold War purposes offers...
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New German Critique (2024) 51 (1 (151)): 77–107.
Published: 01 February 2024
... because of tragic love. Antonioni essentially suggests this in his use of the image track. For Fabio, the plot seems to be only “vaguely” motivated. 67 Antonioni gives no clues about Aldo’s reasons for his loyalty to Irma, who has left him. “It was, so to speak, the premise of his film, which...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 85–110.
Published: 01 November 2013
... received more attention than others. The history of Cahiers du cinéma and of 1950s and 1960s French film culture has been witnessed in countless books and films and transformed into legend and myth: the overlap between Cahiers du cinéma and the nou- velle vague, as well as critical infighting...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 1–31.
Published: 01 August 2008
... one can. Doing the best one can, however, is often for the philosopher not enough. Goodman argues for the strict condition of perfect compliance to avoid the logical problem of vagueness. He seeks a solution to what is called the Sorites paradox, or the little-by-little argument...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (3 (150)): 81–92.
Published: 01 November 2023
... this vague comparison differently: “And that was pretty much how I met Nour” ( Salzmann, Beside Myself , 289 ). 21. Koschorke, “Similarity,” 26 . References Adelson Leslie A. “ Touching Tales of Turks, Germans, and Jews: Cultural Alterity, Historical Narrative, and Literary Riddles...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 59–95.
Published: 01 November 2010
... to this ground is itself vague and ambivalent. Positivism debases the majestic if presumptuous idea that system is philosophy’s task by 19. Rosenzweig, “Das älteste Systemprogramm,” 41. 20. Ibid. 66 Rosenzweig’s “Oldest System-Program” claiming that the only job left for philosophy is to hold...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 61–74.
Published: 01 November 2007
... statements. For example, when Durth describes the policy of demolishing residential housing to make way for new government buildings, he says that Speer casually mentioned that one way to make room for the displaced residents “might be to use Jewish accommoda- tion.” After this vague statement...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 1–9.
Published: 01 August 2012
..., the other four focus either on provincial locations in the former GDR or on what, following Mary Cosgrove, one might call a terrain vague, expos- ing the treachery of a safe heritage.14 The prevailing discourse on political 11. Ingo Schulze, “Mein Westen,” in Was wollen wir? Essays, Reden, Skizzen...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 53–74.
Published: 01 February 2010
... assume basic affi nities between him and Generation Golfers. The way Generation Golf accelerates across a mostly German and sometimes American pop-culture landscape does vaguely recall Tykwer’s most famous fi lm to date, Lola rennt (Run Lola Run, 1998). Intertextuality that borrows from high...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 1–30.
Published: 01 November 2021
... of the origin and rise of the modern scientific attitude—culminating in the instrumentalization of reason—and holds out the vague hope for a form of reason that is “other” to it, its analyses remain hastily sketched and only partially developed, and an explicit discussion of the relationship between metaphysics...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 127–151.
Published: 01 August 2016
... in the world. I read this as exemplifying a new humanist philosophy on 36. Bate, Song of the Earth, 154. 37. Gerstenberger, “Fictionalizations”; Probst, “Auf märkischem Sand gebaut.” 38. Cosgrove, “Heimat as Nonplace and Terrain Vague.” 39. Kramer, “Reconsidering ‘Heimat 200...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 65–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... Wilder, 101; Sikov, On Sunset Boulevard, 36; Aurich, “Billie,” 49; and Kevin Lally, Wilder Times: The Life of Billy Wilder (New York: Holt, 1996), 16. Other scholars are vague: Gemünden mentions an “exclusive Berlin café” (Foreign Affair, 1), and Jensen talks about “a Berlin hotel” (Body by Weimar...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (2 (143)): 205–220.
Published: 01 August 2021
... vague and indistinct enough to embrace related perspectives (122). To be sure, Rabinbach does not leave things entirely open-ended: even though no single version of “Nazi ideology” became hegemonic in the Third Reich, the general Gesinnung presupposed and thereby set the normative agenda. As he...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 155–178.
Published: 01 February 2023
..., then it is too abstract. Finally, a counterviolence that is abstract is evident by the fact that it is not initiated by or does not represent the oppressed minorities. 58 As Stephan Steiner notes, the problem of these vague criteria is inherent to the exercise of counterviolence, which is oriented in praxis...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 127–144.
Published: 01 February 2008
... guarded by armed offi - cers. Though Haghi’s ultimate political or fi nancial interests remain unclear, his conspiracy obviously concerns international politics and the rather vague idea of “world domination”—the default telos of modern conspiracies. He steals a secret Japanese treaty, thereby...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 1–7.
Published: 01 August 2010
... annihilation. David L. Pike’s exploration of the “spatial metaphorics” of Cold War Berlin includes a panorama of representations focusing vaguely on the Wall that defined both local and global division during the twenty-eight years of its existence and on the tunnels that were said “both to echo...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 169–195.
Published: 01 November 2015
... to promote his ideas, joined the committee with great enthusiasm. Such an inter- national committee, he believed, was the ideal site for promoting his ideas on global democratic cooperation.34 Both the incentive for and importance of the ALI project stemmed from the profound vagueness...