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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.

Paul Magee, Writing is Speaking

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar: Writing is Speaking Thursday 28 March, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL Why is it that when we read a passage of dense theoretical prose, say in Frederic Jameson, or encounter a “garden path” sentence (e.g. The old man the boat), or just generally want more clarity … Continue reading

Genèse: Gemma King at the French Film Festival

Genèse: Gemma King at the French Film Festival This Thursday March 21, CuSPP member Dr Gemma King will give a Q&A following the screening of Philippe Lesage’s French-Canadian film Genèse, at Palace Electric Cinemas for the French Film Festival. The evening includes live music, wine and cheese and is organised by the High Commission of … Continue reading

Christie Margrave, Eco-regional Identities in the 19th-Century French Caribbean Novel: Traversay’s Les Amours de Zémédare et Carina and Bergeaud’s Stella

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar:   Eco-regional Identities in the 19th-Century French Caribbean Novel: Traversay’s Les Amours de Zémédare et Carina and Bergeaud’s Stella Thursday 21 March, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL   Caribbean literature ‘has continuously addressed, rather than belatedly discovered, its commitment to the environment’. Traversay’s Les Amours de … Continue reading

Ally Wolfe, Happily Never Later

Join us for this week’s CuSPP seminar:   Happily Never After Thursday 14 March, 1pm, Milgate Room, AD Hope Bldg, SLLL   Young Adult (YA) fiction is having a dystopian moment: exploring a future that faces destruction. Dystopian literature explores a time when hard choices must be made, and YA dystopian literature does this with … Continue reading

TLS S1, 2019

Please find here a poster for the Thursday Lunchtime Seminar, kicking off on 7 March, 2019 in the Milgate Room, A. D Hope Building.