mercredi 31 août 2011

Call for Papers: Tropics of the Imagination 2011 Conference

Dear Friends,

I warmly invite you to propose papers for the 2011 Tropics of the Imagination conference to be held on Monday 31st October and Tuesday 1st November, at Rydges Esplanade Resort, Cairns.

This conference welcomes papers and presentations from anyone with a professional interest in imaginative, creative or artistic work in the tropics, including artists, art-workers and administrators, and academics.

Papers are invited in the fields of artistic, imaginative, and creative responses to or representations of the tropics. Areas to be explored include (but are not limited to) writing (both imaginative and non-fictional), drama, performance, cinema and photography, painting, sculpture and design, music, and ethnic and indigenous cultural expressions.

Special themes for the 2011 conference:

Environment as Character

Diversity and Inclusion

Sensuality, Sensitivity and Creativity

Abundance, Wholeness, Well-Being

Hidden Tropics: the unspoken, the invisible

Voices of Place and Habitus

Papers should be of 20 minutes duration. One-and-a-half-hour (11Ž2) sessions will include 3 papers of 20 minutes each with 10 minutes each for questions and discussions. Suggestions for collaborative themed sessions are welcome.

Proposals for papers (up to 50 words) should be sent to:

The Convenor, Stephen Torre
Tropics of the Imagination Conference
School of Arts and Social Sciences
James Cook University

P.O.Box 6811
Cairns, QLD. 4870. Australia
or by E-mail to:
or by Fax: (07) 4042 1390

Deadline for proposals: Friday 30 September

Papers accepted may be resubmitted for peer review. Successful papers will be included in the proceedings of the conference which will be published as a special issue of etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics ( Dates to be advised.

Full details of the conference are available on the web:

Best wishes,


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