Tropical Gothic: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences [PUBLISHED]

Vol 18, No 1 (2019): Tropical Gothic: arts, humanities and social sciences

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 'southern Gothic'.