Narratives of old age and gender - The British Academy

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.

Conference convenors: 
Dr Siân Adiseshiah, Loughborough University
Dr Amy Culley, University of Lincoln
Dr Jonathon Shears, Keele University

Speakers include:
Professor David Amigoni, Keele University
Neil Duncan-Jordan, National Pensioners Convention
Professor Jen Harvie, Queen Mary University of London
Professor E. Ann Kaplan, Stony Brook University, New York
Professor Andrew King, University of Surrey
Professor Devoney Looser, Arizona State University
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 Hannah Zeilig and Dr Anna-Mari Almila, University of the Arts, London
Dr Maria Zubair, University of Sheffield

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Standard Admission: £75 both days, £40 one day. Concessions: £35 both days, £20 one day. (Both prices includes lunch and refreshments.) The concession rate applies to: unwaged / retired / early career academics (within three years of completing PhD) / students / disabled.