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Presentation of the journal

Caliban is a scholarly bi-annual journal created in 1964. Entitled Anglophonia/Caliban from 1997 to January 2014, it resumed its original title of Caliban in 2014. It is devoted to the critical study of the literature, arts, history and social sciences of English-speaking countries.

Each issue is thematic and includes Reviews of academic publications and a “Detours” section. The journal welcomes articles in French and in English.

Please note that Caliban does not accept individual article submissions.

For further enquiry, please contact the general editor: caliban-revue[at]

Thematic issues

Guest editor(s) may submit proposals for thematic issues to the journal’s general editor at the address below. The proposals will be vetted by the international editorial committee. All articles submitted for an approved thematic issue will be sent for peer-reviewing to two outside referees for acceptance or rejection according to the “double-blind review” principle.

Content of a proposal:

  • general argument

  • provisional table of contents

  • article abstracts and short biographies of the authors (150 words max).

  • Content of a thematic issue:

    • an introduction between 4000 and 6000 words.

    • articles between 6000 et 8000 words (notes included).

    • a non-compulsory postface between 3000 and 5000 words.

See the style sheet.

Proposals for thematic issues must be sent to: caliban-revue[at]


Caliban features reviews (between1000-1500 words) of scholarly publications.

See the style sheet.

Proposals must be sent to: caliban-recensions[at]


This section makes room for short but scholarly work (between 1000 and 3000 words) broadly related to the theme of the issue. The kind of work included might be meditative notes and queries, open letters and diaries, interviews, critical essays on a broad range of aesthetic, epistemological, disciplinary, theoretical, historical, and political issues, as well as on creative and cultural events related to the English-speaking world.

See the style sheet.

Proposals must be sent to: caliban-chroniques[at]

Editorial Policy

The editorial policy of Caliban is closely linked to the research centre CAS (Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes) since the journal offers an outlet for the publication of selected papers presented at the symposia organized by the CAS. It does not publish conference proceedings as such, since not all papers presented would be accepted once these have been expanded and revised into substantive research articles and submitted to a double-blind review process and, furthermore, new contributions may be added to the thematic issue in order to increase its coherence and scope.

Caliban also welcomes any other proposal for a thematic issue, including ones that do not stem from a CAS conference.

Bridging the gap between several fields of investigation bearing upon the English-speaking countries—literature, the arts, history, anthropology, ethnology, ecocriticism, geography, geopolitics, philosophy, sciences—Caliban offers a great variety of perspectives on the world, on the relations between peoples and their territories, and between the human and the non-human world.

The editorial team is keen to offer its readers scientific papers of the highest quality while remaining attractive to a non-academic readership. It mainly targets teachers, researchers and students; yet, the choice of subjects and the angles of approach also cater for all those who are interested in the English-speaking countries, in their literatures, cultures and arts, or who seek to understand the relations between literature and the arts, and the society that nurtures them.

Caliban welcomes papers in English and in French. Each paper submitted for publication is sent for peer-reviewing to two outside referees for acceptance or rejection according to the “double-blind review” principle. The final decision is taken by the editorial and the scientific committees following the reviewers’ reports.

Each issue of Caliban is available in paper and electronic format.

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