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.

SAMKUL Research Project October 2016 - September 2020
The Three Ages of Woman

An interdisciplinary Approach to the Ageing Self

Ageing populations is a world wide challenge and calls for many different kinds of scholarly investigation to inform the public debate and current revisions of state policies.

New anthology

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.

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.
Rome meeting
Network Meeting in Rome 

Why should literature be privileged in disciplinary approaches to ageing?

George Rousseau, Margery Vibe Skagen, Margareth Hagen