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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... no. 10 2011 of Etropic est. 2002- Etropic : Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics
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  • Editor's note: Refereed Proceedings of the Second Tropics of the Imagination Conference, James Cook University Cairns, 31st October - 1st November 2011
  • Contents indexed selectively.


* Contents derived from the 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Heeding the Warnings : 'Sucking up the Seas' in Vance Palmer’s Cyclone, Deborah Jordan , single work criticism
'Climate change literary criticism calls for fundamental re-evalutions of our critical tools. In representations of extreme weather events, Vance Palmer's Cyclone set in North Queensland meets many of the new criterion with its story about the impact of the cyclone on individuals, community and plot. The genesis and inspiration of the novel, its writing, its publication, review and reception can be addressed. The cyclone is seen through the perceptions of different characters. Vance and Nettie Palmer knew many of the people drowned in the 1934 cyclone. Palmer drew on the historical record in his novel, which was published over a decade later. The reception of Cyclone was very limited given it was published locally by Angus & Robertson and had no serious critical response. The environmental imagination has been a powerful force in Australia creative writing and is undervalued in contemporary debates.' (Author's abstract)
(p. 20-31)
Spiritual Poetry in the Tropics : A Reading, Hazel Menehira , single work criticism
'Spiritual poetry has a strong pulse in the tropics. It is nestled within a current tidal surge of new writing in Far North Queensland. North Queensland Writing is IN -and the soul songs of our poets are coming to light. My main focus today is on the grass root poets and spiritual poetry emerging right here and now. First a few introductory points, then a brief overview to place today's work within a historical framework of spiritual poetry.' (Author's introduction)
(p. 45-54)
Of Cyclones and Bovines: Living in the Torrid Zone, Susan Hawthorne , single work essay (p. 55-62)
Indigenous or Exotic? Trees in Australian Cinema, Chris Mann , single work criticism
'This article examines trees in three Australian films to assess if they are seen from a white point of view or an Indigenous point of view.' (Author's abstract)
(p. 141-152)
Parables of Pacific Shores : Locations, Caves and Coastal Masculinities in Cast Away and Sanctum, Allison Craven , single work criticism
'If one should imagine a map of production locations for dive films or films set on tropical islands since the 1960s, it would likely show a trend towards the southern hemisphere and more recently towards Queensland. Creative industries development in Queensland has been stimulated partly by state bodies, namely the Pacific Film and Television Commission, and Screen Queensland; and the presence of Warner Roadshow Studios on the Gold Coast, and filmmakers have also been attracted more recently by production offsets from Screen Australia. There is dim connection to the classical geography of the Antipodes as the underside of the world and a place of monsters.' (Author's introduction)
(p. 158-165)

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