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Literary Theory

A guide to literary theory, schools of criticism, and associated resources.

Books about Specific Critical Schools


E-books on Theory


Schools of Criticism



Formalism, also called "Russian Formalism"
New Criticism
Psychoanalytic Criticism, also called "Psychological Criticism"
New Historicism, also called Cultural Studies
Feminist Criticism
Gender Studies (Literature) Also called
Reader-response theory, also called "Reception Theory"

Literary and Cultural Theory Texts


Reader Response/ Reception Theory


Feminist Literary Theory


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