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.

Barbara Holloway on the Anthropo-scenes

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Creating A Place Among the Anthropo-scenes Thursday 25 October, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL For Indian writer Amitav Ghosh, the world is in the grip of a ‘Great Derangement’: human inaction in the knowledge of great, avoidable danger. This ‘danger’ manifests in several forms, but I … Continue reading

Film Symposium: Redefining Border-Crossing in Global Cinemas

Join us this Friday to celebrate the new Screen Studies Major at ANU and our relationship with the Film Program at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with a joint ANU-NTU Film Studies Symposium: NTU-ANU FILM STUDIES SYMPOSIUM Redefining Border-Crossing in Global Cinemas 2 November 2018 3.02 Seminar Room, Sir Roland Wilson Building

Conference: TELFest Technology and Education

Join us on Monday, 5 November 2018 at Hedley Bull for the inaugural TELFest, a showcase of the University’s best practice and innovation in education, with a highlight on how technology can contribute to positive outcomes for teaching and learning. All are welcome and the conference is free, but please register here for catering purposes. … Continue reading

Belle Joseph ‘Beyond Words’

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Beyond Words? Trauma in Literature from the Concentration Camps Thursday 25 October, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Cathy Caruth’s studies on trauma and literature, especially her seminal 1996 work, Unclaimed Experience, laid much of the groundwork of literary trauma theory. Caruth labelled trauma ‘the unexperienced event’. … Continue reading

Russell Smith: the dead pan

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: The dead pan: Nathanael West’s unfunny jokes and modernist anti-sentimentalism Thursday 18 October, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Though Nathanael West’s novels are often read in terms of an ancient and revered mode of misanthropic humour—satire—in this paper I want to draw on recent work that … Continue reading

Upcoming HRC event: Scientists in Australian Fiction

  Conversations Across the Creek is an initiative by the Humanities Research Centre (HRC) and the Research School of Chemistry (RSC) to provide a space for continuing dialogue among scientists, social scientists, and humanities scholars. Meetings are held monthly, with the aim of stimulating and unearthing research and teaching collaborations across the university. Join us for the fourth Conversation for … Continue reading