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.

Jun 19

Last Chapter: A Late Life Festival

Last Chapter is a two-day cultural festival running Friday 19th June and Saturday 20th June 2020 at the Bergen Museum of Natural History and its botanical garden.

Quinten Massys, An Old Woman

Videos from the seminar "Ageing and Gender"

Videos from Professor George Rousseau's annual seminar, September 2019, at the University of Bergen.

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.

Rome meeting
Network Meeting in Rome 

Why should literature be privileged in disciplinary approaches to ageing?

George Rousseau, Margery Vibe Skagen, Margareth Hagen