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Yale school (deconstruction)

The "Yale school" is a colloquial name for an influential group of literary critics, theorists, and philosophers, all influenced by deconstruction, who were together at Yale University in the 1970s.

During the period between the late 1960s and the early 1980s many thinkers influenced by deconstruction, including Jacques Derrida, Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, and J. Hillis Miller, worked at Yale University. This group came to be known as the Yale school and was especially influential in literary criticism, as de Man, Miller, and Hartman were all primarily literary critics. Several of these theorists were subsequently affiliated with the University of California Irvine.

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See also: deconstruction -- literary criticism -- literary theory -- Yale University