autotelism


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belief that a work of art is an end in itself or its own justification

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He revived, modified, and utilized various literary forms-the poetic tract, the ode, the longer descriptive philosophical poem, the political satire, the digressive-contemplative poem-thereby realizing one of the main goals of modern poetry: autotelism.
Unlike Woodmansee, Bell-Villada stresses that while Kant and Schiller made major contributions to the tradition of art for art's sake, they themselves were never interested in art's conceivable autotelism, but instead viewed the aesthetic as part-and-parcel with other values.
Intertextuality decontextualizes the text, focuses on its autotelism, and therefore its literariness.