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The journal Caliban was created in 1964. Entitled Anglophonia/Caliban from 1997 to January 2014 (alternating with the journal of linguistics Anglophonia/Sigma, with one issue a year), it took its original title Caliban again in 2014. There are two issues per year. It is devoted to the literatures and civilisations of English-speaking countries (British Isles, USA, Canada, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, India, Caribbean Islands, etc...). Every issue is thematic and favours recent research in the fields of literature, civilisation and visual arts. It offers young searchers the opportunity to have their research known.

Front page illustration: “Turtle Island, seen from the mouth of the Three-Rivers”, original wood engraving, drawn by Th. Weber, from a sketch by Luis Antonio, in Edgar La Selve, La république d’Haïti, ancienne partie française de Saint-Domingue, Le tour du monde, 1871.

Latest issue
53 | 2015
La guerre de 14 re-présentée : l’art comme réponse à la guerre

Representing World War One: Art’s Response to War
Edited by Héliane Ventura and Françoise Besson

This issue proposes an itinerary through the arts, showing the role of art in the denunciation of war. The selection of novels, poems, music or films confronts the issue of war through pan-European and transatlantic views, with a first part dedicated to the novel by Findley The Wars, which speaks about the bestiality of wars and the humanity of animals. The volume shifts from the examination of
Wilfred Owen’s œuvre, to the influence of British War poets on Nigerian poetry, to avant-garde musicians’ response to war, or to its representation on stage and screen. The final section, which is unrelated to the theme of war, brings together essays on the first collection of short stories by the Canadian Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro which specifically highlight the various strategies she displays in Dance of the Happy Shades.

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