Welcome to CuSPP! This network brings together researchers, scholars, and writers working in and beyond the Australian National University in Canberra in cultures of screen, performance, and print. CuSPP encompasses literary and screen studies, cultural history, theatre and performance studies, digital cultures and humanities, book history and reception studies. It explores relationships across time and place, from the ancient world to the present day. On this website you will find information about our upcoming events, which we hope you will find of interest.
Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Criminal Justice: Televisual Policing in the Age of Disillusionment Thursday 4 April, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL This paper argues that the popular television series The Blacklist (2013-present) marks a turn in “terror TV” (Tasker) towards criminals being the better police as trust in traditional law … Continue reading
Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Writing is Speaking Thursday 28 March, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Why is it that when we read a passage of dense theoretical prose, say in Frederic Jameson, or encounter a “garden path” sentence (e.g. The old man the boat), or just generally want more clarity … Continue reading
Genèse: Gemma King at the French Film Festival This Thursday March 21, CuSPP member Dr Gemma King will give a Q&A following the screening of Philippe Lesage’s French-Canadian film Genèse, at Palace Electric Cinemas for the French Film Festival. The evening includes live music, wine and cheese and is organised by the High Commission of … Continue reading
Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Eco-regional Identities in the 19th-Century French Caribbean Novel: Traversay’s Les Amours de Zémédare et Carina and Bergeaud’s Stella Thursday 21 March, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Caribbean literature ‘has continuously addressed, rather than belatedly discovered, its commitment to the environment’. Traversay’s Les Amours de … Continue reading
Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Happily Never After Thursday 14 March, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Young Adult (YA) fiction is having a dystopian moment: exploring a future that faces destruction. Dystopian literature explores a time when hard choices must be made, and YA dystopian literature does this with … Continue reading
Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: What does it mean to be a queer refugee woman? Collective self-discovery of lived experiences through trauma and agency Thursday 7 March, 12pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL (Please note change of usual seminar time from 1pm to 12 midday) Queer refugees occupy a marginal space within … Continue reading
Please find here a poster for the Thursday Lunchtime Seminar, kicking off on 7 March, 2019 in the Milgate Room, A. D Hope Building.