The Rise of Caliban

  • Chantal Zabus


If the writings of Mannoni, Sithole, Fanon, Césaire, Memmi, Lamming, and even Mason and James have outlined a Calibanic genealogy of critical postures toward Prospero, the rise of Caliban took place in literature. It is indeed a literary text, Shakespeare’s play, that started it all; Renan’s Caliban and its sequel are literary Ur-texts of sorts.


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