Post-Structuralism is an umbrella term that came into use in the 1970's and covered several approaches to literary criticism. Each of the Post-Structural Methods has sought to compensate for the neglect by structuralists of important elements of literary study, such as the roles of the reader and the author and the function of ideology.

People of the Movement

Jaques Derrida
Michel Foucault
Julia Kristeva

Related Movements

Post-Structuralist movements include Deconstruction, Reader-Response Criticism and some varieties of Psychoanalytic Criticism and Feminist Criticism

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