Tropical Gothic: Literary and Creative Works
Keywords:Tropical Gothic, Literature, Creative Works, Music, Film, Cover Art, Rhizomatics, Demon
The eTropic special issue on the theme Tropical Gothic was first conceived in 2017. From the beginning there was a sense of how the theme had a certain resonance. By 2018, the term had appeared as a hashtag in social media for new music album entitled Tropical Gothic.
These resonances are important as they reveal the build up of an idea at a particular time. This paper follows a rhizomatic path as it traces Tropical Gothic through the creative works of a music album, its cover art, and further to other influences including film and literature.
These literary and creative works likewise resonate with the papers brought together in this second issue on the theme Tropical Gothic.
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