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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.

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65-66 | 2021
Années de crises : le massacre de Peterloo en Grande-Bretagne et dans le monde

Peterloo 1819 and After: Perspectives from Britain and Beyond
Edited by Rachel Rogers and Alexandra Sippel
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The massacre at St. Peter’s Field in Manchester on 16th August 1819, when a peaceful meeting for democratic reform was suppressed by force, was a significant event in the history of British popular radicalism. It precipitated the decline of the ‘mass platform’ movement which had grown after the end of the Napoleonic Wars and galvanized the last acts of an ultra-radical revolutionary fringe. ‘Peterloo’, as it became known, also had repercussions in a wider European, colonial and international framework, crystalising, as it did, questions of freedom, domination and representation. This volume brings together a collection of new and diverse approaches to this period, and broadly seeks to understand some of the wider implications of Peterloo and its aftermath, as well as question anew its domestic significance over the course of 1819 and 1820.

Editor's notes

Avec la participation financière de l'équipe de recherche CAS, EA 801.

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