Stephen Torre is Adjunct Professor of English at James Cook University and a Research Fellow of the Cairns Institute. His research interests are in the short story, writing and culture in the tropics, and twentieth-century avant-gardes.
Stephen has taught courses on Australian literature and culture, Avant-Garde/Modernist literature, and Short Story Writing. He is one of the judges of the Foundation for Australian Literary Studies annual Colin Roderick Award for the best book published in Australia dealing with any aspect of Australian life.
He is also the founding editor of etropic: electronic journal of studies in the tropics, the project leader of the Cairns Institute’s Cultural Atlas of Tropical Australia, and the convenor of the Tropics of the Imagination Conference.