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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.

Katherine Bode on ‘How (Computational) Literary Studies Matters’

Join us for this week’s CuSPP Seminar (taking place via zoom) Thursday 29 July, 4.30 – 6pm (see CuSPP email or contact monique.rooney@anu.edu.au for zoom link). How (computational) literary studies matters  Are computational engagements with literature the same as, or different from, established ones? For many in both the mainstream discipline and its emerging computational component, … Continue reading

What Happens to Women’s Voices During a Pandemic?

Join us for this week’s CuSPP Seminar (taking place via zoom) Thursday 27 May, 4.30 – 6pm (see CuSPP email or contact monique.rooney@anu.edu.au for zoom link). ‘What Happens to Women’s Voices During a Pandemic? Studying the Impact of COVID-19 on Women Writers in Australia’ Presented by Rebecca Clode, Alice Grundy, Melinda Harvey and Julieanne Lamond This … Continue reading

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