Autonomy and/as Faith - Autonomie en/als geloof


  • Thomas Vaessens


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


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.


How to Cite

Vaessens, T. (2015). Autonomy and/as Faith - Autonomie en/als geloof. Journal of Dutch Literature, 6(1). Retrieved from