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CALL FOR PAPERS special issue ‘Tropical Gothic’
Submission Deadline: 30 December 2018
‘The Gothic’ is undergoing a resurgence in academic and popular cultures. Propelled by fears produced by globalization, the neoliberal order, networked technologies, post-truth and environmental uncertainty – tropes of ‘the gothic’ resonate. The gothic allows us to delve into the unknown. It calls up unspoken truths and secret desires.
Across the tropics, the gothic manifests in specific ways according to spaces and places, and in relation to cultures and their encounters, crossings and interminglings.
Gothic studies that provide particularly interesting arenas of analysis include: culture, ritual, mythology, film, architecture, literature, fashion, art, landscapes, places, nature, spaces, histories and spectral cities. ‘Tropical Gothic’ may include subgenres such as: imperial gothic, orientalism in gothic literature, colonial and postcolonial gothic. In contemporary society neoliberal connections with the tropics and gothic may be investigated. In popular culture, tropical aspects of gothic film, cybergoth, gothic-steampunk, gothic sci-fi, goth graphic novels, and gothic music may be explored.
The eTropic ‘Tropical Gothic’ special issue will be published 2019.
Prof Anita Lundberg, Editor-in-Chief eTropic journal.
eTropic disseminates new research from Arts, Humanities, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Social Sciences and allied fields on the variety and interrelatedness of nature, culture, and society in the tropics. Tropical regions of the world include: South and Southeast Asia, Northern Australia, Latin America, the Caribbean, tropical Africa, the Indian Ocean Islands, the Pacific, and the deep south of the USA.
eTropic is indexed in Scopus, Ulrich's and DOAJ. It is archived in Pandora and Sherpa/Romeo.