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.
Queer Objects and Intermedial Timepieces: Reading S-Town (2017) Thursday 10 August, 1pm Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL This paper takes as its queer object a serialised podcast. With its story about John B. McLemore, a clockmaker from Woodstock, Alabama, S-Town is a blockbuster success from the producers of Serial (2014-2016) and This American Life … Continue reading
The SEMESTER 2 2017 TLS lineup is now available. Hope to see you on Thursdays at 1pm in the Milgate Room. Thanks to Russell Smith for the organisation and for the gorgeous design work.
v. Revisited: Harrison, Rimbaud, and the Communards Thursday 27 July, 1pm Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Tony Harrison (1937 – ) is one of England’s greatest political poets, elegists, and verse dramatists of the 20th and 21st centuries, and the stature of his contribution to literature has been recognised by the canonisation of his … Continue reading
Anita Heiss Rewrites the Public Intellectual for 21st Century Australia Thursday 27 July, 1pm Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Aboriginal intellectual interventions in contemporary Australia come in many shapes and sizes, from the @IndigenousX twitter account to Stan Grant’s 2015 IQ2 Racism address. My research gives one account of how these interventions play out … Continue reading
A bitter, beautiful & important book. So says Robert Fisk of the rediscovered French sensation, No Place to Lay One’s Head. Originally published in 1945 in Geneva, it tells the story of the flight from Vichy France of Polish Jew Francoise Frenkel. Meet the talented translator of this book, Stephanie Smee, in conversation with ANU’s Dr Gemma … Continue reading
Dynamics of Placement and Displacement in Doris Pilkington’s Under the Wintamarra Tree. Once a ‘Subaltern’, Always a ‘Subaltern’? Thursday 8 June, 1pm Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Doris Pilkington’s Under the Wintamarra Tree (2002) is a sequel to Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence (1996), in which we are presented with a story in a confessional … Continue reading
Along with Neville Potter, a PhD graduate of SLLL, Russell Smith has been involved in organizing an event for Bloomsday, the annual celebration in honour of James Joyce’s novel Ulysses (1922), set on Thursday 16 June 1904. The event will take place not on Bloomsday itself (purists be warned) but on the night before, which happens … Continue reading