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Philippe Vanney


Philippe Vanney (France, 1950). Lecturer in French language and civilization in the Faculty of Foreign Languages at Dokkyo University in Japan, where he emigrated in 1975.

A trained legal professional, he conducts research into the political and journalistic writings of Camus. He contributed to the Œuvres complètes of Camus, published in Gallimard’s La Pléiade collection (2006 and 2008), as well as to the Dictionnaire Albert Camus (Jeanyves Guérin, ed., Laffont, 2009) and the Cahier de L’Herne devoted to the writer (2013). In 2010, he coordinated the first Albert Camus symposium to be held in Japan, and in 2008 and 2018, he participated in the ‘Rencontres méditerranéennes de Lourmarin’.

He is editor of the Camus series published by the Revue des Lettres Modernes Minard and is an editorial board member of Études Camusiennes, the journal of the Japanese Society for Camusian Studies.