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  • Moral Criticism, Dramatic Construction (~360 BC-present)
  • Structuralism/Semiotics (1920s-present)
  • Formalism, New Criticism, Neo-Aristotelian Criticism (1930s-present)
  • Psychoanalytic Criticism, Jungian Criticism(1930s-present)
  • Marxist Criticism (1930s-present)
  • Reader-Response Criticism (1960s-present)
  • Feminist Criticism (1960s-present)
  • Post-Structuralism/Deconstruction (1966-present)
  • New Historicism/Cultural Studies (1980s-present)
  • Post-Colonial Criticism (1990s-present)

from Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism (OWL @ Purdue)

Contributors:Allen Brizee, J. Case Tompkins