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New German Critique (2013) 40 (2 (119)): 167–184.
Published: 01 August 2013
...Thomas Freeland Heiner Müller's dramatic poem Mommsen's Block (1993) presents an image of the great classical historian stymied, as Müller reports, by the “depravity of the later Caesars,” unable to finish the projected fourth volume of his Roman History . This case of an author unable to write...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (1 (124)): 129–161.
Published: 01 February 2015
... Goldstücker's readings of Kafka and his understanding of his own life through his readings of Kafka. Goldstücker gradually came to frame his own past in terms borrowed from Kafka's Trial while interpreting Kafka's writings as a commentary on totalitarianism. A close reading of his memoir, written in exile...
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New German Critique (2019) 46 (1 (136)): 167–196.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Tyler Schroeder Abstract This article examines how the activity of writing mediates among the private, the public, and the transcendent in the work of Siegfried Kracauer and Ernst Jünger. For each, the task of modern criticism requires personal, embodied, and agonistic participation...
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New German Critique (2008) 35 (2 (104)): 171–189.
Published: 01 August 2008
..., were still intact in late-nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Germany. © 2008 by New German Critique, Inc. 2008 The Schreber Case Revisited: Realpolitik and Writing in the Asylum Erik Butler Analyses of Denkwürdigkeiten eines...
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New German Critique (2011) 38 (3 (114)): 95–114.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... The implications of the concept of charisma must be understood in their social, political, and—most important—affective dynamics. Writing Hitler's biography always means not only retracing the emotions, hopes, desires, and imaginations invoked by his political style but also working on the affects that he still...
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New German Critique (2015) 42 (3 (126)): 197–230.
Published: 01 November 2015
... invoked it in his classic, The Dual State , as a unifying principle for anti-Nazi resistance, and Neumann explored it in his classic, Behemoth , and other writings before, during, and after the war, as critical for understanding the rule of law. Treading cautiously around its religious and reactionary...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (1 (127)): 1–35.
Published: 01 February 2016
... 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 ideologies in poli...
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Published: 01 November 2022
Figure 2. The Guernica foldout, most likely the one used by Peter Weiss when writing The Aesthetics of Resistance , in Arnheim, Picasso’s “Guernica .” Photo: Stefan Jonsson. More
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New German Critique (2018) 45 (2 (134)): 67–98.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Brook Henkel Abstract Around 1910 trick films by Edwin S. Porter, Émile Cohl, and others fascinated writers and critics by bringing objects to life and upending the dominant roles of human actors found in drama and literature. The animated objects and thing-like humans in Franz Kafka’s writings...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 59–71.
Published: 01 November 2020
... having traditionally defined their work. What does it mean that writing on film is supposed to function as the “taste tester for cultural gastronomy” (Wolfram Schütte)? Do social media marginalize critical expertise? How does film criticism work under the omen of changing concepts of the public sphere...
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New German Critique (2020) 47 (3 (141)): 7–20.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Erica Carter Abstract Focusing on the interwar writings of the film journalist and theorist Béla Balázs, this article argues for an understanding of Balázs’s film aesthetics as grounded in a popular politics of the body. Balázs understood film as a medium in which experiences of image, sound...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (2 (146)): 15–48.
Published: 01 August 2022
...Ville Suuronen Drawing on a large array of less-known materials, this article offers a new comparison of Carl Schmitt and Hannah Arendt by focusing on their opposing understandings of National Socialism as a novel political ideology. While Schmitt’s Nazi writings theorize a new kind of racial...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (1 (109)): 119–145.
Published: 01 February 2010
...Efraim Podoksik It is a common perception that the distinction between quantitative and qualitative individualism constitutes the basis of Georg Simmel's theory of individualism. Yet, by analyzing Simmel's writings on individualism and juxtaposing them with his theory of historical understanding...
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New German Critique (2010) 37 (3 (111)): 1–26.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Lina Barouch This article examines Gershom Scholem's 1917–18 essay “On Lamentation and Dirges” in the context of his early writings on language between 1916 and 1926. During this period Scholem applauded the “silent language of lamentation” and warned of the loss of lament in a language that had...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 33–53.
Published: 01 August 2016
... a translingual écriture that connects epistemological modes between ethics and aesthetics. His multirelational research agenda is inspired by movement that aims at creating “polytopia,” a scholarly field reflected from various stand-points. Humboldt's writing habits on the move as well as at home have created...
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New German Critique (2016) 43 (2 (128)): 177–197.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Markus Wilczek This article considers the significance of temporality for the discourses of ecology and posthumanism. Focusing on Goethe's approach to water both in his administrative and in his literary writings, it argues that literary texts provide an opportunity to experiment with forms...
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New German Critique (2022) 49 (3 (147)): 215–229.
Published: 01 November 2022
... intellectuals. Although Weiss and Enzensberger do not address the relationship between politics and aesthetics directly, the introduction asks us to rethink postwar modernisms. Keeping in mind the connection between anticolonial politics and surrealism in the writings of Fanon and Aimé Césaire, the introduction...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 165–187.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., which—irreproducible for uninitiated outsiders and renationalized postwar readerships—were cleansed and redacted throughout the late 1940s and 1950s to fit the monolingual norms of national reconstitution. Gramling turns to Primo Levi's writings in The Truce for traces of this multiple-language hypotext...
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New German Critique (2012) 39 (3 (117)): 189–205.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Jennifer Holt This article investigates the relationship between the figure of the collector and the figure of the historical materialist in Walter Benjamin's writings. Holt contests readings of the collector that present him either as political strategist par excellence or as regressive...
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New German Critique (2014) 41 (1 (121)): 1–31.
Published: 01 February 2014
... analyzes the rhetorical figures and textual operations that Weber uses to describe the trajectory from the Protestant theology of salvation to the “spirit” of capitalism. Moreover, it shows how Weber incorporates religious rhetoric in his writing on the relation of science, history, and religion...