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.
Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Till the Cows Come Home: A Scene from the Novel Westhill Thursday 23 May, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL In Animal Studies discourse, farms are places of marginalization and cruelty. Agricultural practices involve the killing of astonishing numbers of animals, and demonstrate, quite graphically, what Dinesh … Continue reading
Please join us on Tuesday June 4 at 4pm to celebrate the launch of our new colleague Christie Margrave’s book, Writing the Landscape: Exposing Nature in French Women’s Fiction 1789–1815, which has just been published with Legenda. The launch will take place from 4-5pm in the AD Hope Conference Room (room 128 at the end … Continue reading
Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Mediating Sovereignty: The Crown as ‘Interbrow’ Thursday 16 May, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL This paper reads The Crown as an example of narrative ‘interbrow’—my coinage for middlebrow stories produced in the time of the internet. The Crown depicts British royalty as susceptible to middlebrow culture … Continue reading
Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Liu Cixin’s Diqiu Wangshi Trilogy Thursday 9 May, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL This thesis examines Liu Cixin’s Diqiu Wangshi (The Remembrance of Earth’s Past), a Chinese science fiction trilogy whose translation is unprecedentedly popular in the Western world. In his interviews and critical writings, Liu Cixin often … Continue reading
7 – 9:30pm, 9 May, Manning Clarke Hall. The ANU Learning Communities present this free event in collaboration with ANU Advancement (ANU Alumni). Against the backdrop of the rise of the #metoo movement, the conviction of paedophiles and the pushback against misogynists throughout history, how do we react and process art connected to an artist … Continue reading
Join us for this week’s CuSPP Seminar: How (Not) to Become Tolerant: Affects and Habitus in Lessing’s Nathan the Wise Thursday 2 May, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL The coincidences and phantasms that open Lessing’s Nathan the Wise reappear throughout the entire drama and even bring about its happy ending. While the usual … Continue reading
Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Criminal Justice: Televisual Policing in the Age of Disillusionment Thursday 4 April, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL This paper argues that the popular television series The Blacklist (2013-present) marks a turn in “terror TV” (Tasker) towards criminals being the better police as trust in traditional law … Continue reading