What is Poststructuralism/ Deconstruction?| Meaning & Key Theorists

Poststructuralism, a major theory in literary criticism embraces the multiple perspectives to study literary texts. It came into being in France in the late 1960s with the radical views of Roland Barthes (1915-1980) and Jacques Derrida (1930-2004). Some critics, such as Hans Bertens, think poststructuralism as continuation of structuralism, and critics like Peter Barry considers […]

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What is Literary Criticism & Theory?| Definition, Meaning, Features & Forms

Literature is the expression of life, criticism of literature. Literature derives its material from the very life of human beings, criticism from literature. When we read different types of books (literature), we consciously or unconsciously compare them with its qualities and form our opinion—‘this is a very good book or novel’, ‘this drama depicts the […]

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