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New German Critique (2009) 36 (1 (106)): 1–19.
Published: 01 February 2009
... perpetrator as a reliable historical—and even moral—witness of the Holocaust. Whether one admires Les bienveillantes or loathes it depends largely on how one responds to this improbable combination of perpetrator and reliable witness. One problematic aspect of the novel is its use of the Oresteia theme...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (3 (129)): 27–52.
Published: 01 November 2016
... by Andrews Frederick Frank Michael B. Sanderson Kenneth M. . Berkeley : University of California Press . Wilde Oscar . 1908 . The Picture of Dorian Gray . Leipzig : Tauchnitz . Wagner through Other Eyes: Parody and the Wit of Brevity in Theodor W. Adorno and Mark Twain...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (1 (112)): 39–63.
Published: 01 February 2011
... generations and the Nazi past may be understood as one of prosthetic witnessing. While exposing normative contours of discourses of coming to terms with the past, prosthetic witnessing in Duden's text engages Renaissance representations of Christ, rendering an encounter with her viscerally affective narrative...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 57–73.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Manuel Köppen Claude Lanzmann's Sobibor (2001) and Romuald Karmakar's Land of Annihilation (2004) are contrasting cinematic documentaries that return the viewer to German concentration camps in Poland. While Lanzmann insists on the pathos of the primary witness, whose words, like the places...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
... triggers in his modern biographers. While Fest aims to reenact Hitler's highly theatrical and emotional style, Kershaw disrupts Hitler's aesthetical mise-en-scène in his form of narrative, drawing on quotations and witness accounts. For Kershaw, charisma cannot be understood without reconstructing...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 135–157.
Published: 01 November 2014
... title refers. A Film Unfinished presents a paradigm of redoubled spectatorship: it is an Israeli film about the production of a German propaganda film, and it is also a film about the experience of encountering scenes from one's own past in such a film. The film's witnesses are positioned before...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 191–216.
Published: 01 August 2020
... at the heart of Walter Benjamin’s early discussion of tradition. His peculiar reference to “Talmudic wit” and to Kant as a tradendum in letters to Scholem, alongside related Jewish sources, and his engagement with Kant in “On the Program of the Coming Philosophy” are used to address these questions. Thus...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (1 (145)): 131–161.
Published: 01 February 2022
... of Reality and the Theory of the State,” which appeared in May 1968. This article reconstructs that essay’s main arguments and contextualizes it in the “historical phenomenology” Blumenberg developed in his middle period. Arguing that we are witnessing a slow dissolution of the state, he suggests...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 65–91.
Published: 01 November 2022
... the experience of the victim with the perspective of the witness. In this way, it is argued, Weiss’s narrative enables an identification with the mute experience of destruction while converting that experience into a future-oriented political force: the emergence and continuation of collective struggle...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 31–52.
Published: 01 February 2006
... designed to fill in the missing arguments in Adorno’s account.3 To provide a quick overview of how this might be, I begin with a famous passage from Primo Levi’s The Drowned and the Saved that is pivotal for Agamben’s argument: I must repeat—we, the survivors, are not the true witnesses...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 95–112.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... Italics added. New German Critique 123, Vol. 41, No. 3, Fall 2014 DOI 10.1215/0094033X-2753600  © 2014 by New German Critique, Inc. 95 96  In the Image independent of its mediation through photographs, movies, books, and witness...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 9–25.
Published: 01 February 2008
... Michèle Lowrie 11 political upheavals in ancient history. As he lists in his account of his sources— or, as he calls them, “witnesses” (témoins) (fi rst at 38)5—Cicero, who was con- sul that year, left four speeches, all of which Mérimée regards as genuine, how- ever much they were written...
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New German Critique (2007) 34 (3 (102)): 61–74.
Published: 01 November 2007
... confron- tation with history as it really was, others, like Elie Wiesel, saw the docudrama as “an insult to those who perished and to those who survived.”3 In this sense, the dying of the last remaining historical witnesses is the essential precondi- tion for the current interpretative turn...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 97–126.
Published: 01 February 2008
..., the chemical evidence, the speed of the fi re pattern, inconsistencies in Tobias’s book, and contradictions in the voluminous trial testimony.3 Over the years the reputations of numerous witnesses and the historians engaged in the controversy have been besmirched, sometimes leading to legal battles...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (3 (123)): 35–55.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Farocki’s film. He turns his attention to a filmic document and explores how it can be read. By drawing on a specific example, his film examines how the camp’s past can be made present at a time when authority over the interpre- tation of that past no longer lies with the witnesses but with later...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 83–95.
Published: 01 February 2008
... of the Elders of Zion Given the massive success of the Protocols and the deep worries caused by the text, even in levelheaded, enlightened circles, it was imperative to solve the mystery of its origins quickly. But this was the hour of the self-proclaimed witnesses and experts, the braggarts...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... who could not witness that elsewhere. As a translator of Kafka by choice and a translator of Birkenau by neces- sity, Levi distinguishes himself from Kafka through his abiding ethical prefer- ence for the conative function of aesthetic language—the one among Roman Jakobson’s six poetic...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 119–140.
Published: 01 February 2016
... that many men whether thick-witted, tough-skinned, or stout of heart endure their ordeal nobly, while cowards and timid men are full of boldness till they see the ordeal of these others: so that no trust can be placed in evidence under torture.] (1377a–b)24 The unreliability...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (1 (103)): 27–49.
Published: 01 February 2008
... ingredient for a successful conspiracy, yet it hin- ders the transfer of knowledge that can bring a conspiracy to light. To punish conspirators who have been apprehended before committing a crime is to risk punishing innocent men. Evidence for a conspiracy often derives from witnesses whose motives...
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New German Critique (2021) 48 (3 (144)): 65–98.
Published: 01 November 2021
... not let the reader witness Hanna’s moral transformation or explain the reasons for it (other than an ability to read!)—what we have here is a “sympathetic perpetrator” as a protagonist of a new type. 28 One interpretation of this novel is that the Nazi perpetrator “sinned” without fully realizing what...