Literary theory attempts to establish principles for interpreting and evaluating literary texts. Key issues include: authoral intention, interpretive objectivity, as well as structure, and historical, social, religious, political, and philosophic issues. These issues have given rise to a variety of sub-theories, "schools", or approaches. Critics have used one or more of these different approaches to write about works of literature. Here are found sites about theorists and their works,including texts, as well as discussion of approaches they are/were associated with.
This category includes only sites on general literary theory or major schools.

Sites about or by individual critics will usually belong in Arts/Literature/Reviews_and_Criticism.

Works of criticism by authors of literary artworks or by general philosophers will usually belong in the appropriate subcategory of Arts/Literature/Authors or Society/Philosophy/Philosophers.

The theoretical study of narrative is sometimes called "narratology."