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.

ANZAC Day: ‘Arthur Streeton, the art of war’ poetry reading

This ANZAC Day, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra is hosting a collaboration with the ANU Theatre Society and the Australian War Memorial: Arthur Streeton: The art of war poetry reading (Wednesday April 25, 11:00am – 12:00pm) A recital of Australian poetry and illuminating letters written by Arthur Streeton during his time as an official war artist in … Continue reading

Leslie Barnes on Nicolas Kristof as Global Saviour

Join us for next week’s CuSPP seminar: Live-Tweeting and Distant Suffering: Nicholas Kristof as Global Saviour Thursday 26 April, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL In his foreword to Somaly Mam’s The Road of Lost Innocence, Nicholas Kristof celebrates the Cambodian sex-trafficking survivor for embodying “the resilience, courage, and nobility of the human spirit.” … Continue reading

Call for Submissions: The Cinema of Rithy Panh

The Cinema of Rithy Panh (tentative title) Rithy Panh¹s cinematic project offers a sustained meditation on genocide, with nearly every one of his films addressing to some degree the horror that befell his native Cambodia between 1975 and 1979. At the same time, his examination of the Cambodian genocide is not limited to its attendant … Continue reading

Millicent Weber on digital publishing and audiobooks

Please join us for next week’s CuSPP seminar: Digital Publishing Collectives and Public Domain Audiobooks Thursday 19 April, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Cooperative digital publishing enterprises enrich the public domain and model productive collaborative practices in an increasingly hostile online world. This talk examines one of these enterprises, Librivox, whose volunteers create free … Continue reading

Kate Flaherty at the HRC: Is Shakespeare a Book?

Please join us for Kate Flaherty’s Books That Changed Humanity talk this week: Is Shakespeare a Book? Friday 6 April, 5.30 – 7pm, Theatrette, Sir Roland Wilson Building. Register here. In early April of 2016 a multitude of international news outlets reported the ‘discovery’ of a copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio in a stately home on … Continue reading

Gemma King at the French Film Festival

The 2018 Canberra French Film Festival closes tomorrow, Wednesday March 28, but there are still plenty of films to see. Listen to Gemma King speaking on 2CC radio about the festival, stereotypes about French cinema, and how French films are actually far more diverse than you might expect: Head to affrenchfilmfestival.org or Palace Electric cinemas for … Continue reading