Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 531893
Sist endret: 1. februar 2019 18:58
Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 531893
Sist endret: 1. februar 2019 18:58
Prosjekt

Historicizing the Ageing Self: Literature, Medicine, Psychology, Law

prosjektleder

Margery Vibe Skagen
ved Universitetet i Bergen

prosjekteier / koordinerende forskningsansvarlig enhet

  • Institutt for fremmedspråk ved Universitetet i Bergen

Finansiering

  • TotalbudsjettNOK 8.852.000
  • Norges forskningsråd

    • Prosjektkode: 259163

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Aktivt
Start: 1. oktober 2016 Slutt: 30. september 2021

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Tittel

Historicizing the Ageing Self: Literature, Medicine, Psychology, Law

Vitenskapelig sammendrag

SAMKUL research project October 2016 - September 2020

HISTORICIZING THE AGEING SELF: LITERATURE, MEDICINE, PSYCHOLOGY, LAW

ABSTRACT
The demographic changes in present societies require a more critical and nuanced approach to the different stages of human life, not least to definitions and cultural comprehensions of old age. This project will produce new knowledge about subjective and symbolic aspects of late life in different contexts, and contribute to a broader understanding of the cultural and scientific assumptions underlying past and present paradigms of ageing from early to late modernity in Western societies. On the basis of mostly literary, but also medical, psychological and legal discourses, it will provide detailed exemplifications of the psychologies, philosophies and rhetorics of senescence, especially in regard to shifting concepts of selfhood and identity. Accordingly, it will examine changing criteria for defining the various phases within late life in terms of the psychological, medical, social and legal status of the older person. Contributing in this way to a cultural history of the ageing self, the project will heighten awareness of the divergent conceptions of old age that exist side by side in today’s multicultural society, their continuities and discontinuities under the pressures of globalization and mass-mediatization. Through critical analysis of traditional and post-traditional representations of late life, it will provide tools and models for a humanistically informed reconstruction of the third and fourth age. As distinct from humanistic sub-disciplines of gerontology, this project’s interdisciplinary approach to ageing is rooted in the humanities, especially in literary studies and cultural history, but will also draw on gerontology, medicine, psychology and law. It will thus give a fresh and socially relevant focus to issues pertaining to the humanities, and contribute to the renewal of literary studies through cross-disciplinary approaches to human existence.

 

prosjektdeltakere

prosjektleder

Margery Vibe Skagen

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektleder
    ved Universitetet i Bergen

Martine Boyer-Weinmann

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Université de Lyon

Soledad Marambio

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Institutt for fremmedspråk ved Universitetet i Bergen
  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Universitetet i Bergen

Gunn Inger Sture

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved Universitetet i Bergen

Elizabeth Barry

  • Tilknyttet:
    Prosjektdeltaker
    ved University of Warwick
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Resultater Resultater

Kjønnsavdelingen 17 – Overgangsalder, kjerringliv og alder­dommens likestillings­utfordringer.

Skagen, Margery Vibe. 2019, UIBProgramdeltagelse

Living a Good Life in Older Age: What's sleep got to do with it? .

Nordhus, Inger Hilde. 2018, Living a Good Life in Older Age: Literary, Philosophical, Medical and Psychological Insights. UIBVitenskapelig foredrag

Memory and ageing in Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu.

Sture, Gunn Inger. 2016, Remaining relevant: modern language studies today. UIBVitenskapelig foredrag

Memory and ageing in Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu.

Sture, Gunn Inger. 2016, Ageing Brains and Minds, Senses and Sentiments: Literature, Neurology, Psychiatry. UIBVitenskapelig foredrag

Métaphores du vieillissement dans "Le Bal de têtes".

Sture, Gunn Inger. 2018, Séminaire doctoral. UIBVitenskapelig foredrag
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