Many times literary critics analyze works of literature from a particular philosophical or literary perspective. This perspective often evolves as a reaction to the political, economic, cultural, educational and artistic climate of a historical period
Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list. There is ongoing debate as to naming conventions and overlap between the literary schools
The IPL Literary Criticism Collection contains critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
Includes a timeline basic information and typical questions for several schools of criticism, including Marxist, reader-response, feminist, post-colonial, critical race theory, and more.
Literary Theory from "The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (IEP)"
Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism from Purdue Online Writing Lab
University of Virginia Library
Annotated List of Reference Websites
Online Literary Criticism Collection
From IPL2 (Internet Public Library 2), this site contains links to reputable critical and biographical websites about authors and their works that can be browsed by author, by title, or by nationality and literary period.
This is a concise guide to technical terms and personal names often encountered in the study of philosophy.
This resource will help you begin the process of understanding literary theory and schools of criticism and how they are used in the academy.
VoS is woven by Alan Liu of the U. California, Santa Barbara, English Department with a team of department graduate students and others.
Highlights Asian, Black, Latina, and Native women writers with author biographies and review of works