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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 93–120.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Alison Ross This article gives a critical account of the prevailing interpretation of Walter Benjamin's “Critique of Violence” essay. It argues that the position Benjamin's essay defends regarding violence is not cogent within the terms of the essay itself and that the opaque formulations...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 139–167.
Published: 01 February 2012
... neo-Nazi leader, provide the principal texts on which this examination is based. This article argues that the disruptions caused by political violence at the collective level, which have been explored in recent literatures on the politics of exception, also need to be examined at the individual level...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 107–132.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Barbara N. Nagel The attention that the Swiss modernist writer Robert Walser pays to domestic violence can be regarded as exceptional. So why does child abuse still remain a blind spot in the scholarship on Walser? This article discerns techniques that Walser uses to render family violence...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 109–133.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Mary Nolan This article examines how the Federal Republic of Germany responded to leftist political dissent, protest, and violence by constructing it as extremism and criminalizing forms of opposition and protest. This occurred during the outlawing of the Communist Party of Germany in the 1950s...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 139–167.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the violence of history while also anticipating a future in which such violence does not exist. The article calls the new form of temporality that would engage properly with past and future metamorphic . Metamorphic time thus involves recollection and speculation that dialectically refer to each other...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., is the first announcement of the death of God. Girard, disputing Vattimo's interpretive strategies, identifies the crucifixion as a world-historical exposure of the sacrificial origins of human society: the Christian scapegoat undoes the myths that found society's unity on a hidden act of violence...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2015
... of hegemonic knowledge, where the elite may follow as insiders the creative process of ideology construction. The inner circle of Hitler's supporters is thus less taken by a blind fanaticism than initiated into the enjoyment of the performative character of verbal violence. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 133–153.
Published: 01 August 2018
... literary form, as a nonindexical linguistic device to resist the harm and violence brought about through a language used for classification and delineation, and as a poetic figure to write an impossible conversation into existence. Copyright © 2018 by New German Critique, Inc. 2018 Paul Celan...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 151–170.
Published: 01 August 2019
... specific performers or specific trajectories of violence in the contexts in which each artist was working, for instance, the Vietnam War (Kathy O’Dell), this article localizes artistic self-injury within the larger coherencies of the history of mind with respect to aesthetic theories. Questions...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 207–233.
Published: 01 November 2019
..., and violence. 52. See, for instance, his thoughtful email exchange with members of the Berlin School in Graf, Hochhäusler, and Petzold, “Berliner Schule?” 53. Graf, Schläft ein Lied , 333 . 54. These were produced in 2012 to accompany screenings at the Deutsches Filmmuseum and can...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 91–114.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of Weimar horror and violence (e.g., of Nosferatu or M ) in several important 1950s films, including Peter Lorre's Der Verlorene , Hans König's Rosen blühen auf dem Heidegrab , and Robert Siodmak's Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam . It is telling that none of these films could be considered an outright horror...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 5–51.
Published: 01 August 2009
... propaganda films for the German High Command. However, he shunned live-action film sequences of the war, which were subject to heavy censorship, and instead drew on American-style cinematic animation to convey a subversive message about the war's violence and horror. Although he later became famous for his...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 215–229.
Published: 01 November 2022
... and Enzensberger’s texts as engaging Frantz Fanon’s “On Violence,” published in Kursbuch , together with Enzensberger’s “Europäische Peripherie” (1965), the article to which Weiss responds with “Enzensberger’s Illusions.” Analyzing their present moment in global terms, the authors debate the role of European...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 83–102.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Brian Britt Walter Benjamin’s ambivalent engagement with anarchist thought extends beyond well-known works from the early 1920s such as “Critique of Violence” (1921). Contemporary anarchist thinkers, including Gustav Landauer and Georges Sorel, influenced Benjamin and many of his associates...
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New German Critique (2023) 50 (1 (148)): 155–178.
Published: 01 February 2023
... of violence and the constitution of the self. This article therefore also looks at Améry’s writings on violence and the thought of Frantz Fanon (1925–61). What does Améry—an Austrian Jew born as Hans Mayer, who survived torture by the Gestapo and the horrors of Auschwitz—have to do with the Martinican...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (2 (101)): 1–26.
Published: 01 August 2007
...Jamie H. Trnka “The Struggle Is Over, the Wounds Are Open”: Cinematic Tropes, History, and the RAF in Recent German Film Jamie H. Trnka Recent German films have taken up questions of terrorist violence in ways distinct from an earlier...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 9–38.
Published: 01 February 2011
... after) critique the violence asso- ciated with their parents’ generation, in the aftermath of the Six Days’ War, members of the New Left construed Israel and Zionism as the new face of fascism. Such groups shared the common perception that “Jews who were expelled by fascism developed themselves...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... to be denounced, but in truth language instructs the very skēnē of torture. The setting of the stage of torture is deeply inter- twined with the writing of the scene of torture and not only for etymological reasons (scenography: skēnē + graphein). In the scenography of torture the violence...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 207–230.
Published: 01 August 2009
... in postwar Germany. Richter’s work resonates with the concerns of the postwar generation, namely, memory and representation, the affi nity of art with death or violence, and issues surrounding the postmodern visual arts. Thus most scholars have viewed his cycle on the Red Army Faction (RAF), October...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 65–98.
Published: 01 November 2021
... crimes towards an aesthetic interest in its bombastic style and a prurient interest in its lurid projections of sex and violence.” 21 My approach moves the optics of this discussion to the analysis of a broader cultural dynamic, by including the normalization of the Nazis into a larger trend...