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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.

Kate Flaherty on the ‘Scottish Gypsy Woman’ on stage

Join us for this week’s CuSPP Seminar (taking place in-person) Thursday 29 April, 4.30 – 6pm, AD Hope Conference Room, First Floor, AD Hope Bldg. Elsewhere Within: Reading Charlotte Cushman as a Gypsy This paper investigates the relationship between two female figures who loomed large in the nineteenth-century popular imagination. The first is Meg Merrilies the … Continue reading

Fabricio Tocco on Spectres and Secrets in the Paraguayan Woods

Join us for this week’s CuSPP Seminar (taking place via zoom) Thursday 25 March, 4.30 – 6pm (see CuSPP email or contact monique.rooney@anu.edu.au for zoom link). Spectres and Secrets in the Paraguayan Woods: Hugo Giménez’s Matar a un muerto (2019) This paper deals with the representation of genocide and forced disappearance in Hugo Giménez’s first feature film Matar … Continue reading

Monique Rooney on Ottessa Moshfegh

Tracing Visible Falls in Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018) Join us for this week’s CuSPP Seminar Thursday 12 March, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL In Ottessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and Relaxation (2018), the unnamed narrator decides to hibernate in her New York City apartment for a year, … Continue reading

Annelise Roberts on the poetics of nuclear testing in Australia

Atomic totem: the poetics of nuclear testing in Australia Join us for this week’s CuSPP Seminar Thursday 5 March, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL British nuclear testing in Australia has been poorly publicly memorialised. This is in spite of the significant risks the program posed to public safety and the remarkably “dangerous” and … Continue reading