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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 1–40.
Published: 01 November 2013
... wider resonance in Weimar culture and a much longer history. This article traces the development of the concept from a type of scientific illustration to a model of sociological inquiry and finally to a mode of montage in print, photography, and film during the 1920s. Focusing in particular on Walter...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 1–7.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Ofer Ashkenazi; Udi Greenberg; Noah B. Strote © 2015 by New German Critique, Inc. 2015 This content is made freely available by the publisher. It may not be redistributed or altered. All rights reserved. Introduction: From Weimar to the Cold War Ofer Ashkenazi, Udi Greenberg, and...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 1–25.
Published: 01 February 2010
...An Paenhuysen In the fall of 1928 the Weimar photographer Sasha Stone published his photobook Berlin in Bildern ( Berlin in Pictures ). The opening image of the smokestacks of the Klingenberg power station was a clear statement in favor of the modern city. As a photographer of the New Vision and a...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 173–198.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Adi Armon During the Weimar years Leo Strauss was intellectually and spiritually close to streams of thought that were averse to liberalism, enlightenment, and democracy. Specifically, he was mostly influenced by Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt. The political philosophy of...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 169–197.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Patrizia McBride This article examines the discourse and practice of photography enacted in Weimar Germany's modernist photobook as a testing ground for the medium's narrative potential. This project involved the attempt to stake out an aesthetics that exploited photography's aptitude for exact...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 65–84.
Published: 01 November 2013
... partner in Weimar Berlin, has consistently escaped the critical radar. This essay sheds light on Wilder's days as Eintänzer and points to the impact this work had on his films Hold Back the Dawn (1941) and Sunset Boulevard (1950). Furthermore, the essay places Wilder's series within the context of self...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 53–75.
Published: 01 August 2013
..., before it is socially divided and politically organized. No wonder such a theory emerged in a historical situation like the Weimar period, when social divisions were contested and political institutions weak or defunct. © 2013 by New German Critique, Inc. 2013 After Individuality: Freud’s Mass...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
...: Concepts of the Individual in the Weimar Writings of Siegfried Kracauer and Gottfried Benn Harry T. Craver The fate of the individual was the subject of contentious discussions during the Weimar Republic. Supposedly overwhelmed by collectivist...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 127–166.
Published: 01 February 2019
... sodomy. In opposition thereto, masculinist writers depicted gay suicide sympathetically. Weimar-era literature synthesized these diametric trends into a ubiquitous narrative of gay suicide, which would color mainstream representations of homosexuality and perpetuate the stereotype that gay people are...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (2 (131)): 163–200.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Marc David Baer The article explores the Islam envisioned in the extensive writings of one of the most prominent German converts to Islam in Weimar Germany, the Jewish poet, philosopher, and political activist Hugo Marcus (1880–1966). Marcus's understanding of Islam is a surprisingly Eurocentric...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... theories of language, their shared obligation to Søren Kierkegaard’s concept of “chatter” ( Geschwätz ), and their mutual admiration for the Jewish satirist Karl Kraus. The complexities of this thwarted dialogue between unlikely interlocutors in the waning years of the Weimar Republic demonstrate the need...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 207–245.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Camilla Smith This article focuses on visual culture and the guidebook series Was nicht im “Baedeker” steht , published by Piper Verlag in Weimar Germany. The Berlin guide, written by Eugen Szatmari in 1927, shared attitudes toward tourism championed by the journal Der Querschnitt . Szatmari’s...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 91–114.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Jaimey Fisher The article considers the 1950s revival of perhaps the best-known and most influential genre of Weimar cinema, namely, what is now termed “horror” (at the time, better known as the Gruselfilm ). The article investigates how there are deliberate, often narratively central citations of...
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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 to...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 99–140.
Published: 01 November 2020
... ) both in architectural critiques for the Frankfurter Zeitung and in his novel Ginster . This article analyzes Kracauer’s critical contribution to the modernist housing debate in the Weimar Republic. 40. Mülder-Bach, “Nachbemerkung und editorische Notiz,” 654 . 41. Stephanie Waldow’s...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (1 (142)): 153–180.
Published: 01 February 2021
... politics of the Communist International and its affiliated cultural and political organizations. First thesis: During the Weimar Republic, internationalist world literature in Germany and generally outside Russia and the Soviet Union was the result of the agency of activists working within a...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 9–40.
Published: 01 November 2015
...James Chappel Catholicism in twentieth-century Germany was more than a Sunday-morning activity: it was a political economy, or a means of grasping and governing the social realm. Catholics began to forge their own social theories at the end of the nineteenth century, and during the Weimar era the...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Joshua Dittrich Literary primitivism in select poems and essays by Gottfried Benn reveals complex interrelations of primitivist discourse with modernism, colonialism, and fascism in Weimar Germany. Arguing that Benn explicitly enters the discourse of Weimar (post)colonialism in the mid-1920s with...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 69–90.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Stephen Brockmann This article examines continuities between East German literary and filmic cultures in the late 1940s and 1950s and the Weimar Republic. The postwar account of Weimar history and the collapse of German democracy featured a heroic Communist Party and the concept of a genetic...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 163–188.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Christoph Schaub Recent modernism studies have largely ignored the literature of the workers' movement. They perpetuate a historically influential dichotomy between modernism and workers' movement literature that can be traced back to the Weimar Republic. The article situates Anna Seghers's Revolt...