Autonomy and/as Faith - Autonomie en/als geloof

Thomas Vaessens


This article rejects the customary, but essentialist concepts of ‘the autonomous text’ and ‘the autonomous author’. It characterizes ‘autonomy’ not only as the central article of faith within the cultural ideology of historical modernism, but also as an attitude that typifies a transhistorical receptive discourse that is informed by this ideology.


Literary autonomy; historical modernism; commitment; receptive discourses / Literaire autonomie; historisch modernisme; engagement; receptiediscours

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