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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 Warren, Visual Arts and Australian Popular Media

Join us for the next CuSPP Seminar (taking place via zoom) Thursday 25 November, 4.30 – 6pm (see CuSPP email or contact monique.rooney@anu.edu.au for zoom link). Visual Culture and Australian Popular Media This presentation explores histories of how the visual arts and art history have been covered in the Australian popular media. Focusing on popular magazines … Continue reading

Ros Smith on Early Modern Women and the Poetry of Complaint

Join us for the next CuSPP Seminar (taking place via zoom) Thursday 26 August, 4.30 – 6pm (see CuSPP email or contact monique.rooney@anu.edu.au for zoom link). Early modern women and the poetry of complaint: an introduction This paper considers how early modern women poets engaged with the mode of complaint, exploring the findings from a three-year … Continue reading

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