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.
Hansard as literary reception: the uses of poetry in Australian political debate
Please join us for the next CuSPP Seminar (taking place both in-person and via zoom) Thursday 8 June, 1-2pm, AD Hope Conference Room (see CuSPP email or contact email@example.com for zoom link). Julieanne Lamond and Fiannuala Morgan Hansard – Australia’s record of parliamentary debate – might seem an unlikely site for literary analysis. It is, however, … Continue reading
Chloe Riley, PhD Thesis Proposal Review
Please join us for the next CuSPP Seminar (taking place both in-person and via zoom) Thursday 25 May, 1-2pm, AD Hope Conference Room (see CuSPP email or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link). This creative writing thesis explores the life of famed Australian criminal Frances Knorr, and the politicised representation of deviance and criminality in neo-Victorian literature. … Continue reading
Two Worlds: Allegory as the Structure of Appearance in Dante’s Divine Comedy and Kim Scott’s Benang: From the Heart.
Please join us for the next CuSPP Seminar (taking place both in-person and via zoom) Thursday 18 May, 1-2pm (see CuSPP email or contact email@example.com for zoom link). Within and against the western tradition, allegory is a structure that supports the appearance of things that cannot appear in any other way. Professor Machosky applies this observation … Continue reading
Fabiana Jardim, What does it mean to take care of images? Reparations, grief and justice regarding (images of) violence
Please join us for the next CuSPP Seminar (taking place both in-person and via zoom) Thursday 4 May, 1-2pm (see CuSPP email or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for zoom link). “What does it mean to take care of images? Reparations, grief and justice regarding (images of) violence.” Inspired by a range of theoretical perspectives, including those of Susan … Continue reading
Belle Joseph on Thinking about Evil, Justice and Redemption in the Nazi Concentration Camps
Thinking about Evil, Justice, and Redemption in the Nazi Concentration Camps: Contemporary Reflections and Poems Written by French Inmates (1943-1945) Thursday 20 April 2023, 1pm-2.20 pm, Milgate Seminar Room, AD Hope or via zoom (contact email@example.com for link) The widespread public outcry following the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps and the revelations of the … Continue reading
Jean McNeil (University of East Anglia), Writing about the Environment
Writing about the environment and climate change in fiction and non-fiction. Thursday 30 March 2023, 1pm-2.20 pm, Milgate Seminar Room, AD Hope How do we write compelling fiction that also recognises the epochal event of the Anthropocene? This seminar will explore the politics and aesthetics of writing about the environment and the climate emergency in … Continue reading
Annie Ring, The Lives of Others (book launch and lecture)
New book launch and lecture: The Lives of Others (dir. von Donnersmarck, 2006). Politics, aesthetics, surveillance Thursday 9 March 2023, 1pm-2pm, ADH Conference Room Annie Ring is Associate Professor of German and Film in the School of European Languages, Culture and Society at University College London, UK. Her research focuses on German and comparative film, literature and philosophy. This new book talk … Continue reading