eTropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics

eTropic publishes new research from Arts, Humanities, 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. The journal is open access; indexed in Scopus, Ulrich's and DOAJ; and archived in Pandora and Sherpa/Romeo. Email: 

Vol 18, No 1 (2019): TROPICAL GOTHIC


Special Issue Editors: Anita Lundberg, Katarzyna Ancuta & Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska

Gothic is resurging in academic and popular cultures. In the tropics, the gothic addresses fraught geographies and histories of colonialism and violence; threats to biodiversity and environments; and the stresses of globalisation and neoliberalism (‘vampire’ capitalism) which impinge upon the livelihoods, traditions and the very survival of peoples of the tropics. Papers engage with Tropical Gothic in West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Southeast Asia, northern Australia, and the American Deep South.