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New German Critique (2018) 45 (1 (133)): 23–47.
Published: 01 February 2018
... for renewed scholarly attentiveness to thick theological threads interwoven in interwar German cultural discourse. Word Creatures: Theodor Haecker and Walter Benjamin between Geschwätz and Pure Language in the Late Weimar Republic Helena M. Tomko...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 177–197.
Published: 01 August 2016
... concrete narrative imagination, resulting in a tensed relationship between the spatial and temporal dimension of ecology. © 2016 by New German Critique, Inc. 2016 Water and Words: Narrating Sustainability Markus Wilczek Dissolving the Boundaries of...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (1 (97)): 137–158.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Samir Gandesha The “Aesthetic Dignity of Words”: Adorno’s Philosophy of Language Samir Gandesha There can be little doubt that Jürgen Habermas has decisively set the terms of the reception of Theodor W. Adorno’s work. Indeed, Habermas’s...
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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 (2020) 47 (1 (139)): 9–24.
Published: 01 February 2020
... cognition in a world dominated by Silicon Valley? If one dissolves the word power into the labor contained in it, petrified concepts are secretly changed, and heterogeneous “second-order” experience is made. Copyright © 2020 by New German Critique, Inc. 2020 poetic power Critical Theory second...
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New German Critique (2009) 36 (3 (108)): 85–108.
Published: 01 November 2009
..., without either systems or ontology.” After presenting fundamental aspects of Adorno's theory of language (use of foreign words, tautology, paradox, equivocation), followed by his concepts of constellation, representation ( Darstellung ), and truth, the article concludes by showing how Adorno's conception...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 81–89.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jeffrey Herf The word critical as applied to the theory of the Frankfurt School applies to the views of capitalism and the Enlightenment in Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno's classic work, Dialectic of Enlightenment . The absence of reference to the specificities of German history and...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Ottmar Ette The nomadic thinking in Alexander von Humboldt's American travel journals makes them relevant in the context of global theories. As a theoretician of globalization between words, scientific fields, and worlds, Humboldt explores the dimensions and movements of knowledge through a...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 37–58.
Published: 01 February 2016
... poems like “Erst wenn” and “Ostafrika,” this essay contextualizes Benn's colonial turn in the primitivist/modernist poetics of his earlier Rönne novellas and his brief turn to a fascist aesthetic in essays of the early 1930s. His primitivist poetic fantasy of the “Southern Word” becomes an imaginary...
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (3 (135)): 73–95.
Published: 01 November 2018
... words, artworks would be true not because of what they make apparent or acknowledge as unpresentable but because their enigmatic complexion unleashes a crisis of comprehension that challenges our understanding of the world. A “maybe” emblematizes the enigma, whose imaginative appropriation remains truer...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 121–141.
Published: 01 November 2008
... Wrathful God In 1946 Leo Spitzer published one of his more than four hundred etymologi- cal notes in Word, the journal of the Linguistic Circle of New York (or Cercle Linguistique de New York), founded by, among others, Roman Jakobson and Claude Lévi-Strauss in 1943. Under the promising title...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
... was always already designed to ensure alienation.5 Of greatest consequence in this moment of nondecipherment is not the signified per se but the position, in both physical and relational terms, of he or she who is being (dis)interpellated by the other-language word Schonungsblock (convales...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
... lamentation returns from its temporary exile. An infinite cycle of exile and return is established in which the charged, anarchic moment of destruction is crucial for transmitting lamentation. In other words, a double paradox nurtures lamentation. First, as the “language of destruction,” it gives...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 45–57.
Published: 01 November 2020
... film, for that matter—“on the Death of Film Criticism about as much as we need another 800-word review of Shrek 4 ” (2010). 4 The tenor and language of the discussion in Was heißt hier Ende? could hardly have been more direct evidence of the argument behind my recent research project on this very...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 33–54.
Published: 01 February 2014
... vibrant city—in other words, from Sukowyborg to Berlin. Within the grand narrative of Maimon’s enlightenment, we would expect the kabbalah to represent everything dark and primitive about religion. To some degree, it does. At a certain point in his autobiography, Maimon ceases the...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (3 (105)): 57–69.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., “(subjectively considered) the recognition of all our duties as divine commands.”8 In other words, religion derives its legitimacy from the weakness of human beings, who cannot fulfi ll the demands of morality to act well out of rational insight alone. If human beings were purely rational entities, they...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (1 (115)): 3–26.
Published: 01 February 2012
... his ability compiled a dictionary of their language, consisting almost entirely of vowels, particularly the sound A in countless variations of intonation and emphasis, not a word of which, Simon writes, had yet been recorded by the Linguistic Institute in São Paulo. (A, 35) Sebald...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (2 (122)): 20–28.
Published: 01 August 2014
... with Bill about how the book allows Kracauer to come into his own in ways that he previously couldn’t. In other words, put him next to Benjamin, put him next to Adorno, because he is the person who focused on film. But then the same rhetorical strategy allows the three of them to work so well...
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New German Critique (2006) 33 (2 (98)): 65–76.
Published: 01 August 2006
... instead juxtaposing his very American (under)- world fi gures, Wilson enables the spoken word to be heard and understood. The text happens within a sound scape, in which it becomes hard to tell what is live and what is being broadcast over microphone and speaker. Only rarely is the...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (2 (140)): 1–20.
Published: 01 August 2020
... unusually wide consensus. Albeit with considerable differences, scholars, educators, and politicians all agree that this memory should instruct our actions as individuals and as societies. It is widely agreed, in other words, that the memory of the Holocaust is enormously consequential. There is...