Despite significant growth in the proportion of older people in our society, our knowledge of narratives of old age and gender remains inadequate.Taking a broad historical perspective from the early modern period to the present, this conference puts past and present into dialogue on this urgent topic. By addressing representations of both ageing masculinity and femininity, we ask how gendered cultural narratives can be crucial for gerontological debates and how studies of gender are enriched by attending to old age. This conference brings together scholars from multiple disciplines, creative practitioners, and experts on ageing from third sector organisations to consider narratives of old age and gender, their limitations and the potential for alternatives.
Dr Siân Adiseshiah, Loughborough University
Dr Amy Culley, University of Lincoln
Dr Jonathon Shears, Keele University
Dr Anna-Mari Almila, University of Arts London
Professor David Amigoni, Keele University
Dr Jay Ginn, Advisor to National Pensioners
Professor Jen Harvie, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor E. Ann Kaplan, Stony Brook University, USA
Professor Andrew King, University of Surrey
Professor Devoney Looser, Arizona State University, USA
Professor Gordon McMullan, King’s College London
Dr Bridie Moore, University of Huddersfield/Passages Theatre
Professor Lynne Segal, Birkbeck, University of London
Professor Helen Small, University of Oxford
Professor Pat Thane FBA, King’s College London
Leah Thorn, Performance poet
Professor Julia Twigg, University of Kent
Dr Elizabeth Webb, Age UK
Dr Hannah Zeilig, University of Arts London
Dr Maria Zubair, Manchester Metropolitan University
A programme is available.
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Standard Admission: £75 both days, £40 one day. Includes lunch and refreshments
Concessions: £35 both days, £20 one day. Includes lunch and refreshments
The concession rate applies to: unwaged / retired / early career academics (within three years of completing PhD) / students / disabled.
Free entrance is offered to companions or carers of disabled visitors.