'Dripping sweat: sub-tropical spaces in recent Brisbane fiction'

Carson, Susan J. (2008) 'Dripping sweat: sub-tropical spaces in recent Brisbane fiction'. In Art Association of Australia and New Zealand annual conference, December 2008, Brisbane, QLD. (Unpublished)


This paper considers the literary landscape of contemporary Brisbane and pays particular attention to the relationship between sub-tropical spaces (homes, streets, and clubs) and local writing. ‘Dripping Sweat’ proposes that within the new urban cool of Brisbane’s cultural life there is nostalgia for the sub-tropical environment that continues to intrude on contemporary fiction. The paper considers the architecture of both public and private spaces and discusses how the literary imagination re-designs contemporary Brisbane with a selective appropriation of environmental settings.

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ID Code: 50250
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: No
Keywords: sweat, Brisbane, fiction
Divisions: Past > Schools > Creative Writing & Literary Studies
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Deposited On: 13 May 2012 22:15
Last Modified: 13 May 2012 22:15

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