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.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Teaching

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: SESSIONAL TEACHING IN ENGLISH, 2018 The English Program will maintain a register of tutors interested in contributing to part-time teaching in undergraduate courses, commencing in 2018. If you are interested in tutoring, please email a cv and a short cover letter indicating courses you would be interested in tutoring in … Continue reading

Kathryne Ford on Charles Dickens

The Hero of His Own Life?: Biofiction, Legacy, and Charles Dickens’s Life-Writing Novels Monday 11 December, 2pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Charles Dickens sought to control the narratives of everyone he encountered, both in life and on the page. He even edited his own identity by burning both his correspondence and an early … Continue reading

Rina Kikuchi: women & poetry in WWII Japan

Filling in the ‘blank page’ of literary history: What were women fighting for in WWII Japan through their poetry? Thursday 26 October, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL When compared, women’s poetry (as well as women’s writing in general) during the war‐time Japan (1941‐45) seems to be shockingly different before and after WWII. Their … Continue reading

Chris Bishop on Peplum Films in Cold-War America

Peplum Films in Cold-War America or: How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Beefcake Thursday 19 October, 1pm Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLL American interest in the ancient world took on a new life in the second half of the twentieth century, thanks largely to the Marshall Plan and the bourgeoning opportunities for … Continue reading

Presentation Workshop

Presentation Workshop: A Toolkit for Getting the Most out of your 20 Minutes in Front of an Audience Thursday 5 October, 1pm Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLL This week’s seminar will be a seminar on seminars, a presentation on presentations. Led by SLLL staff members Dr Kate Flaherty and Dr Gemma King, staff, students, … Continue reading

Mathew, Nulley-Valdés & Peyton: Reviving the Author

Reviving the Author Thursday 28 September, 1pm Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLL The question of authorial intent looms large over literary studies. The influence of post-structuralist thought from Derrida to Barthes and the new criticism attempted to challenge the primacy of the author’s intention for the text. As critics we are still confronted with … Continue reading