Historicizing the ageing self: Literature, medicine, psychology, law

The project is supported by the Research Council of Norway's Programme for Cultural Conditions Underlying Social Change (SAMKUL) in the period 2016-2021.

SAMKUL aims to generate new knowledge about the cultural dimensions of current social challenges.

George Rousseau Annual Seminar 2019
An Old Woman ('The Ugly Duchess')
Sep 10


Professor George Rousseau's Annual Seminar Series 2019 engage the past as well as present and aim to historicize representations of masculine and feminine ageing.

Michel Houellebecq
Apr 11

Agathe Novak-Lechevalier on Houellebecq

Agathe Novak-Lechevalier, leading French specialist in Houellebecq's works, will give guest lectures at Litteraturhuset i Bergen and at UiB.

Column from La Segunda

On ageing in La Segunda

Soledad Marambio explores issues related to ageing in the Chilean newspaper La Segunda.

Simone de Beauvoir og Annie Ernaux
Oct 30

French literary milestones in the history of ageing

From Simone de Beauvoirs La Vieillesse (Old Age, 1970) to Annie Ernauxs Les Années (The Years, 2008), French literature, and especially womens writings have aroused a new interest in the topic of ageing in our modern societies.

New postdoctoral fellow
Picture of Soledad Marambio

Late style in Argentine literature

Soledad Marambio is a new postdoctoral fellow connected to the project “Historicizing the ageing self”. She will work with the late writings of three Argentinian authors.

Rome meeting
Network Meeting in Rome 

Why should literature be privileged in disciplinary approaches to ageing?

George Rousseau, Margery Vibe Skagen, Margareth Hagen