Issue #144 • Vol. 48.3 • November 2021See the current issue of NGC at Duke University Press
The November 2021 issue of New German Critique includes a broad range of original essays on German philosophy, literature, and cultural history. George W. Shea studies Max Horkheimer’s “Post-Metaphysical Conundrums,” elucidating the difficulties Horkheimer faced in navigating between his metaphysical and anti-metaphysical positions, and Daniel M. Herskowitz examines Martin Heidegger’s influence on Leo Strauss’s political philosophy. The issue’s literary analyses include Louis Klee’s exploration of the monumental and diminutive forms of architecture depicted in W.G. Sebald’s novel Austerlitz (2001), Corina Stan’s study of how Abbas Khider’s Deutsch für alle (2019) parades as a grammar manual while actually serving as an essay in political education, and Wayne Stables’s investigation into the meanings of gestures in Rainer Maria Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge (1910). The issue also contains Dina Khapaeva’s study of contemporary pop cultural depictions of Nazis in relation to the so-called “perpetrator turn” in academic discourse and to broader trends in the representation of violence in popular culture, and Katharina Karcher’s examination of how the political activist Rudi Dutschke attempted to avoid the stigmas associated with his disability in the contexts of the West German student movement and his political exile.
* Corina Stan's essay, "Affordances of a New Language: Abbas Khider’s Claim to Community in German for Everyone," will be available online without charge through February 2022 from Duke University Press.
Table of Contents
- George W. Shea, IV • Post-Metaphysical Conundrums: The Problematic Return to Metaphysics in Horkheimer’s Critique of Instrumental Reason
- Daniel Herskowitz • The Call: Leo Strauss on Heidegger, Secularization, and Revelation
- Dina Khapaeva • “Trendy Monsters:” The Nazis, the Perpetrator Turn, and Popular Culture
- Louis Klee • Confounded Dwelling: Architectures of Association in W. G. Sebald’s Austerlitz
- *Corina Stan • Affordances of a New Language: Abbas Khider’s Claim to Community in German for Everyone
- Wayne Stables • The Time of That Other Interpretation”: Gesture, Symptom and Rilke’s The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
- Katharina Karcher • The Pleasure and Pain of Passing as (Dis)Abled: Rudi Dutschke’s Exile in the UK (1968–1971) and the Ableism of the West German Student Movement
Print ISSN: 0094-033X, Online ISSN: 1558-1462