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.

Jul 05

Symposium at the University of Warwick

The symposium "Living a Good Life in Older Age: Literary, Philosophical, Medical and Psychological Insights" will take place at the University of Warwick, July 5-6, 2018.

Seminar series

Sleep, Senescence, Subjectivity

Professor George Rousseau's Annual Seminar will be held at the University of Bergen, October 3-5 2018.


From Simone de Beauvoir to Annie Ernaux: Ageing in French literature

In French literature, especially in women's writing, a new interest in the topic of ageing has arisen. Professor Martine Boyer-Weinmann (Université Lumière-Lyon-II) will give two lectures on this topic at UiB and Litteraturhuset i Bergen in October.

New PhD candidate

In Search of the Ageing Self

Gunn Inger Sture is a new PhD candidate affiliated with the project “Historicizing the ageing self”. Her PhD project has the working title “Marcel Proust – time metaphors, memory and ageing”.


Videos from Professor George Rousseau Annual Seminar Series 2017

Seminar in collaboration with Professor Bernt Engelsen (Haukeland University Hospital) and Curator Eli Okkenhaug (KODE Art Museums in Bergen).

Network Meeting in Rome 

Why should literature be privileged in disciplinary approaches to ageing?

George Rousseau, Margery Vibe Skagen, Margareth Hagen