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.

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

Human Rights Arts and Film Festival

The 2018 Canberra Human Rights Arts and Film Festival is running from May 29 to June 5 at Palace Electric Cinemas. This year’s ambitious program is shining a light on some of the greatest human rights challenges of our lifetime, including: gender equality; conflict and the global movement of people, and Indigenous rights. Click here to … Continue reading

Tania Evans on A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones

Join us for next week’s CuSPP seminar: ‘Cripples and Bastards and Broken Things’: Negotiating Masculinity through Fantasy Genre Conventions in A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones Thursday 24 May, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Hegemonic models of masculinity that are based upon violence, domination, and invulnerability are recognised by … Continue reading

Wesley Lim on William Forsythe’s Alignigung

Join us for next week’s CuSPP seminar: Unexpected Intimacy: William Forsythe’s Alignigung (2016) and German Integration Thursday 17 May, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL William Forsythe continues to embark on new aesthetic territory by exploring choreographic objects—not necessarily related to a body ‘but rather an alternative site for the understanding of potential instigation … Continue reading

Paul Magee on Unconscious Self-Appraisals in Literary Works

Join us for next week’s CuSPP seminar: Unconscious Self-Appraisals in Literary Works Thursday 10 May, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Ezra Pound struck a pencil through the lines in The Waste Land manuscript that referred to the writing of bad poetry. Similarly, his mentee Hemingway cut a description of poor novel-writing from The … Continue reading

Ash Collins on the roman-fleuve

Join us for next week’s CuSPP seminar: The Roman-fleuve and the Rebirth of the Author Thursday 3 May, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Loosely comparable to earlier multi-volume works such as Balzac’s Comédie  Humaine and Zola’s Les Rougon-Macquart, the roman-fleuve was one of the most  prominent if short-lived literary trends in early twentieth-century France. These cyclical novels drew … Continue reading