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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.

Ally Wolfe, Broken Bodies, Remade Wholes

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Broken Bodies, Remade Wholes: Unwind as Frankenstein Retold and Reversed Thursday 6 September, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL New technologies create new opportunities for anxiety, and using human body parts to create life is a special kind of horrifying fictional procedure. At first glance, Unwind by … Continue reading

Chris Bishop, The Dark Gaze of Galla Placidia

  Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: The Dark Gaze of Galla Placidia Thursday 23 August, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL   The Roman empress Galla Placidia haunts the Cantos of Ezra Pound: And there was grass on the floor of the temple, Or where the floor of it might have been; … Continue reading

Katherine Cox, ‘Age of the Supersoldier’

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Age of the Supersoldier: Subversive Cyborgs in Iron Man and Avengers: Age of Ultron Thursday 16 August, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL In 2013, the U.S. military began development of an ‘Iron Man’ suit – a powered, armored exoskeleton – heralding the possibility of technologically enhanced … Continue reading

Julianne Lamond & Melinda Harvey

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Book Reviewing in the Australian Literary FIeld Thursday 9 August, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Most of the writing about books that is published in Australia takes place outside the academy: more than 3,000 book reviews are published each year in Australian newspapers and magazines. These … Continue reading

Deirdre Byrne on Black Panther

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Give the Black Girl the Remote: Decolonising and Depatriarchalising Technology in Black Panther Thursday 2 August, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLL In Ryan Coogler’s 2018 film, Black Panther, the small African kingdom of Wakanda is situated on a huge vein of vibranium, the strongest and most … Continue reading

James Underhill on Creating and Translating Worldviews

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Creating and Translating Worldviews Thursday 26 July, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Writers create worlds. This session will raise the question of what translators do when they translate authors. What worldviews are they translating when they translate the words and worlds of authors? What role does … Continue reading

Bloomsday 2018, June 16 Event

Bloomsday 2018 will take place on Saturday June 16, in celebration of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Join CuSPP member Russell Smith at the Canberra Irish Club: 6:30pm Saturday 16 June Dress: Edwardian. Door Prizes for Best Dressed! Canberra Irish Club, 6 Parkinson St, Weston $40, includes two-course dinner & entertainment Bookings (up to table of 10): Visit: … Continue reading