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New German Critique (2019) 46 (3 (138)): 11–34.
Published: 01 November 2019
...Codruţa Morari Abstract The classical film western enacts the myth of American manifest destiny, codifying and promulgating stories of the conquest of the West. Subsequent so-called revisionist westerns, of which John Ford’s The Searchers (1956) is the preeminent example, call this triumphal master...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 145–168.
Published: 01 November 2015
... adventures, he not only reflected on the change of foreign politics in the aftermath of World War I but set out to argue for the Weimar Republic to become a Western democracy. His defense of the parliamentary system, his claim for a democratic capitalism, his plea for European unity, and his early critique...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 199–224.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Noah B. Strote This essay traces the historical evolution of a novel type of individual in western and especially German-speaking Europe at the turn of the twentieth century: the Jew who recognized himself, and was recognized by others, through the way he thought as opposed to how he looked...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 25–32.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Dan Diner In this article Diner briefly rethinks the impact of enlightenment as a historical current of thought and of modernity as its material equivalent. The text unfolds its argument against the backdrop of growing intellectual skepticism toward Western culture and its achievements, especially...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 1–29.
Published: 01 August 2013
... to claim that the dissolution of any transcendent source of value and authority in the modern world—the advent of nihilism in that sense—is a liberating opening initiated in Western culture by the figure of Christ: Paul's interpretation of Christ's kenosis, divinity lowering itself into human mortality...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (3 (120)): 85–110.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Mattias Frey The history of the Young German Film and the European New Waves is widely rehearsed as the story of rebels who sought new visual languages in the face of moribund film culture. Perhaps less consistently told is the contemporaneous debate in Western European film periodicals about...
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New German Critique (2013) 40 (1 (118)): 119–148.
Published: 01 February 2013
... of the nonidentical and negative, which turns against itself in the identitarian machine of Western rationality and, more generally, in the immanent religions of fascination. The divergence between the authors, who belong to different intellectual schools (Frankfurt School and deconstruction, respectively), concerns...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... and therefore free of external political pressures, reveals that, rather than a means for a political critique of communism in general or Goldstücker's own involvement with communism, Kafka became a tool for self-evasion in Goldstücker's writing. This interpretation goes against the accepted Western reception...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (3 (132)): 5–20.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Philipp Felsch The intellectual content of such paradigms as Critical Theory, neo-Marxism, and poststructuralism has been abundantly traced. What remains to be studied, however, is the tremendous impact these schools of thought had on both the academic field and Western countercultures during...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 181–205.
Published: 01 February 2018
..., it is a structural force in the history of Western thought that returns in Jewish, Christian, and even secular phenomena. Nonetheless, for both scholars, messianism was a paradoxical, anarchic, apocalyptic, and revolutionary phenomenon best understood from the perspective of heresy. Focusing on the role of heresy...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 39–72.
Published: 01 November 2018
... intellectual sources that influenced Benjamin’s theory of innervation. Rather than reconcile or integrate these sources with dominant philosophical reconstructions of what is sometimes characterized as Benjamin’s “Western Marxism” and elaborated, in the more familiar context of surrealist innervation...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 75–86.
Published: 01 February 2017
... occupied by the Red Army. During the 1950s the Khrushchev government restituted collections from East Germany and western Poland. However, millions of artworks and books were kept in secret depositories until the beginning of perestroika. The problem of so-called cultural trophies provoked heated...
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New German Critique (2017) 44 (1 (130)): 87–107.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Amy Walsh This article traces the unusual story of a non-Western work of art stolen from a Polish noble, rather than Jewish, family during the German occupation. It illustrates the range of Nazi looting and the necessity of scrutinizing the provenance of every object, not only paintings. The story...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (2 (110)): 153–179.
Published: 01 August 2010
... to take responsibility for the past. Yet today a new series of questions suggest themselves to understand the Berlin Jewish Museum in its cultural context as it was shaped by and helped shape the Western imagination of self and other, on the one hand, and a new triumphalism based on a perceived...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 45–80.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the context of midcentury debates around political economy, it becomes clear that Arendt conceived the distinctions not only to respond to the aporias of Western philosophy but also to contest contemporaries who put stock in dialectical materialist accounts of political emancipation. Understanding Arendt’s...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (2 (107)): 185–205.
Published: 01 August 2009
...Cristina Cuevas-Wolf This essay posits that the tactical alliance in the mid-1920s between Willi Münzenberg and John Heartfield shaped the imagery of a united political front for the Communist International (Comintern). The collaboration between the Comintern's minister of propaganda for western...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (3 (99)): 7–39.
Published: 01 November 2006
.... —Bruno Taut, “Japans Kunst” My two intentions in this article are to exemplify a cultural practice that complicates the received notions about modernismʼs relation with “non- Western” countries by using a theoretical framework that I call translation,1 1. For more discussion on this theory...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (1 (100)): 189–207.
Published: 01 February 2007
..., 1999). 194 Geographies of Modernism without any refl ection on how modernizing and globalizing processes of the past century have made that nineteenth-century model obsolete. My argument here is that much modernism research in the Western academy and in the museum is still bound...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
... that the rational, worldly telos of Western civilization is not at all incompatible with radical injustice and systematic and irrational barbarism.” He concluded that “when one places the German and the mod- ern, the unique and the universal against one another, Auschwitz appears less as a singular event...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 179–200.
Published: 01 August 2018
... translation bureau sought to enact a break with late Ottoman authors who had undertaken the first translations from western European literature. 21 In asserting the bureau’s ability to translate the major works of European literature in their entirety, leading critics accused late Ottoman authors...