eTropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics

The journal eTropic disseminates new research from arts, humanities, social sciences and allied fields on the variety and interrelatedness of nature, culture, and society in tropical regions. eTropic publishes two fully refereed issues per year.

eTropic:electronic journal of studies in the tropics

CALL FOR PAPERS 'Living Cities:Tropical Imaginaries'


Special Issue Volume 17, No 1 & 2, 2018

Submission deadline: 30 November 2017


‘Living Cities: Tropical Imaginaries’ reminds us that urban environments are both created and creative spaces. This Call for Papers is concerned with the peopled and lived experiences of cities and how these interact with built, natural and cultural environments. The CFP in interested in processes of tropical space and place-making, with an emphasis on key areas that make up lived cities in the tropics: creative economies, cultural and natural landscapes, aesthetics, urban myths and story making, sustainable practices, heritage, everyday life, community practices and liminal spaces. The tropical emphasis is particularly relevant to cities in Tropical Asia, the Northern Tropics of Australia, the deep south of America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa and the Pacific.

This issue seeks both academic articles and creative works that respond to the theme in innovative ways. Topics might extend to include considerations of:

  • Sticky businesses: economic life in the torrid zone
  • Performing arts in the tropical metropolis
  • Literature in the tropical city, the tropical city in literature
  • Educating for sustainable furtures in tropical cities
  • Tropical urban bloodsucking monstrosities
  • Ecological aesthetics in the tropical city
  • Preserving tropical urban histories and traditions
  • Tropical metropolis: creating through visual arts and film
  • Tropical urban communities: sustaining actions


Instructions for authors

  • Submissions due 30 November 2017
  • Academic articles
    • Should be approximately 4000-6000 words
    • Include a 250-word abstract of the article
    • Include a separate 100-word biographical note for each author
  • Creative works (short story, poetry, creative nonfiction, visual artwork including photographs)
  • We welcome submissions from established academics, authors, artists, early career researchers and research students
  • Follow APA citation style and formatting. All images must be used with permission and referenced.
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  • Suitable papers will be double-blind peer reviewed.
  • Journal ISSN: 1448-2940

For enquiries or for pitching your ideas or abstracts, please email the  Editor.

Editor: Associate Professor Anita Lundberg: