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

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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.

Portrait photo of Gunn Inger Sture

Proust and the paradox of ageing

PhD candidate in the Ageing project, Gunn Inger Sture, will defend her doctoral thesis, "Le Vieillir chez Proust", February 19, 2021.
Forthcoming publication

Cultural Histories of Ageing: Myths, Plots and Metaphors of the Senescent Self

Drawing on 16th- to 21st-century American, British, French, German, Polish, Norwegian and Russian literature and philosophy, this collection teases out culturally specific conceptions of old age as well as subjective constructions of late-life identity and selfhood.

Essays & Studies 2020
Essays & Studies

Elizabeth Barry with Margery Vibe Skagen (eds.), Literature & Ageing

New approaches to the topics of old age and becoming old depicted in a range of texts from modern literature.
Rome meeting
Network Meeting in Rome 

Why should literature be privileged in disciplinary approaches to ageing?

George Rousseau, Margery Vibe Skagen, Margareth Hagen