Beweren of bewijzen | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 19, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1384-5829
  • E-ISSN: 2352-118X



The first two decades of the twentieth century saw a rapid expansion of literary criticism in the Dutch literary field. Models played an important role in contemporary debates about the nature and function of criticism. In search for new modes of critical writing after the Movement of 1880, critics (consciously or not) made use of discursive conventions, textual genres and exemplary predecessors in order to determine their own critical practice. This article develops a model for studying the specific features and functions of models in literary criticism by analyzing a questionnaire in the Dutch weekly magazine in 1917.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): autonomy and heteronomy; literary criticism; literary models
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