High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Yale school is a colloquial name for an influential group of literary critics, theorists, and philosophers of literature that were influenced by Jacques Derrida's philosophy of deconstruction. MAny of the theorists were affiliated with Yale University in the late 1970s, although a number of the theorists including Derrida himself subsequently moved to or became affiliated with the University of California at Irvine. AS a school of thought, the Yale school is more closely allied with the post-structuralist dimensions of deconstruction as opposed to its phenomenological dimensions. ADditionally, the Yale school is more similar to the 1970s version of deconstruction that John D. CAputo has described as a "Nietzschean free play of signifiers" and not the 1990s version of deconstruction that was far more concerned with political and ethical questions.