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.

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.

Seminar series
Oct 03

Sleep, Senescence, Subjectivity

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

Jul 05

Symposium at the University of Warwick

Videos now live on YouTube from the symposium "Living a Good Life in Older Age: Literary, Philosophical, Medical and Psychological Insights" (University of Warwick, July 5-6, 2018).

Rome meeting
Network Meeting in Rome 

Why should literature be privileged in disciplinary approaches to ageing?

George Rousseau, Margery Vibe Skagen, Margareth Hagen