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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 39–60.
Published: 01 November 2017
... German scholars and publishers. Thus programs on the part of political and industry bodies in Germany to support the translation and publication of German scholarship have proved vital. Yet beyond such institutional considerations, fostering a broader understanding of an interest in contemporary German...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 45–66.
Published: 01 February 2015
..., which seems to be ruled by the few and founded for the many: philosophy in a reformed university will provoke and unsettle, maintaining a vital dynamism that will be translated into the language of practical revolutionary activity throughout the state. © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 115–143.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Ofer Ashkenazi Both during the Weimar years and in the early decades of the Cold War, in the wake of national catastrophes, Heimat imagery had played a vital role in the German identity discourse. This article analyzes how German Jewish filmmakers appropriated conventional Heimat imagery...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (2 (137)): 221–252.
Published: 01 August 2019
... on a “collection of isolated individuals (like members cut off from the organism)” ( WdH , 48). The only substitute for a people’s lost divine biocenter was the artificial unity of the state ( WdH , 47). Just as a machine is a copy of a living body lacking inner vitality, the state is the technological replica...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 143–167.
Published: 01 February 2017
... accomplishments of our time. Only creative sen- suousness, with its cognitive vitality, is still culturally and imperially imme- diate and therefore creatively vigorous.]6 What was once expressed by artists and experienced by the public in the medium of art is now made possible through critical...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... that his theory of expressive movement explicitly developed “the line of thought found in [the cosmic vitalism of Ludwig] Klages’s work,” in which “the science of rhythm has taken a decisive step forward,” departing from contemporary psychology’s rationalistic attempt to define rhythm conceptually...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 71–102.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., contrary to what one would expect from Taruskin, has professed his admiration.22 Furtwängler lamented that Bach had become “today . . . indeed—as is also already the case with Beethoven—infi nitely more of an authority than a vital force [Lebensmacht]” ber Bach,” 49). This was his justifi cation...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 149–181.
Published: 01 February 2009
....” “The poison continues without surcease to eat away at vital organs, until the entire organism, hollowed out and full of pestilence, one day collapses, exhausted and sick unto death, never again to rise up.”42 The Volkskörper was also threatened by the Young Plan of June 1929, which had rescheduled...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 97–109.
Published: 01 August 2014
... if Iser explicitly seeks to delimit his model of the acts of fictionalizing from theories of theoretical fiction, his argument is nonetheless grounded on the affective basis of the behavior of the physical body, which makes it of vital interest to see one’s own corporal frontality, in which we go...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 1–14.
Published: 01 August 2006
.... They lived. With Christianity, this attitude toward tragedy, which enriched both life and theater, was lost. Tragedy is something very vital. I see a person being destroyed and that gives me vitality.”32 Again Müller takes up an idea of Nietzscheʼs: “The tragic man affi rms even the harshest...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 87–102.
Published: 01 August 2012
... of a natural world decomposing. This ruined landscape, described by the protagonist as the “scene of my repulsion” (63), often appears to be in a state of Baudelairean vital decay.39 One example is his experience of standing on an object, which turns out to be a dead rat, “a fat, swollen object, which...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
... B. Strote  3 first glance. However, as the authors demonstrate, a vital part of the leading intelligentsia in both the West German and Israeli societies of the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s began their careers in the German-speaking cultural realm of the interwar period. The two sets of thinkers...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 83–101.
Published: 01 February 2009
... of contemplative enjoyment.” The latter words are high pejoratives for Adorno, who cites a crushing passage from Simmel’s essay 5. Simmel’s putative Lebensphilosophie, along with Bergson’s vitalism, has come in for a revival at the hands of Gilles Deleuze and his supporters. For a recent affi rmation...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 119–132.
Published: 01 August 2012
...: the destruction of the cultural heritage. It is only logical that the ongoing reconstruction of the baroque center in a his- toricizing style is viewed not as a form of Disneyfication but as a vital pro- cess of recuperation that concerns the nation as a whole. However, resistance is only one aspect...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (2 (116)): 103–118.
Published: 01 August 2012
... at an unprecedented rate. Huyssen underscores the importance of collective cultural memory in providing that opportunity to anchor individual identity: “Memory is no longer primarily a vital and energizing antidote to capitalist reification via the commodity form. . . . It rather represents the attempt to slow...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 83–119.
Published: 01 November 2006
... by Luhmann,11 but he also blurs Luhmannʼs vital distinction between system and environment, or decisions and givens. As the use of the word Risiko is still restricted mainly to specialized discourse (e.g., the discourse of insurance) in late-nineteenth-century German, Nietzsche uses Gefahr for both...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 49–66.
Published: 01 February 2012
... of dealing with the disaster because of their “spontaneous solidarity,” “luminous creativity,” “prerequisite dignity,” and “priceless vitality.” In the vocabulary of modern disaster research, the Haitian writers address the question of the vul- nerability or resilience of the community of Port-au-Prince...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 225–235.
Published: 01 February 2022
... then argue over which accident and which robbery—such as the act of highway robbery termed “secularization”—had occurred at which tree. Rather, history is a budgetary system of positions into which answers or other vital arrangements enter as carriers of functions. When they disappear, they leave behind...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2006
... postmodernism—unruly, con- tested, riddled with contradictions, and vitally energizing as it once was— appears quite parochial today. Parochial in the geographic sense in that it remained limited to intellectual and historical developments in the northern transatlantic alone. But even there, European...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 1–22.
Published: 01 February 2018
.... Benjamin’s position is refresh- ingly ambivalent: the allegory of the gambler is an indication of ideology and insurgency, bourgeois mendacity and revolutionary vitality, a conservative desire to keep the present order as is and the radical urge for its undoing. It is both at once. Perhaps...