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Consolidated Research Group (2014 SGR 385)

Main Researcher :

Núria Casado Gual

Research Group Members :

Emma Domínguez
Carme Farré
Núria Mina
Maricel Oró
Ieva Stoncikaite
Brian Worsfold
Susan Ballyn (UdL external member)

Research Group Website:

- Aging and Gender in Contemporary Literary Creation in English



Lines of Research of the Group:

  •  Literary gerontology in English, particularly: Literary representations of ageing, and relationship between literary creation and ageing
  •  Literary representations of the life course
  • Age studies
  • Gender studies


Ongoing Projects

- Envejecimiento, calidad de vida y creatividad a través de la narrativa (FFI2016-79666-R)


Aging and Gender in Contemporary Literary Creation in English (FFI2012-37050) Main Researcher: Nuria Casado
- Live to Be a Hundred: Cultural Narratives of Longevity (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) UdL Main Researcher: Brian Worsfold.

- 6º simposio internacional sobre gerontología cultural: tiempos que se expanden, realidades que emergen, respuestas que se gestan (FFI2008-01130-E) IP: Brian Worsfold

- Percepciones de la vejez en la literatura contemporánea escrita en inglés ( BFF2000-1076) Main Researcher: Brian Worsfold.

- The art of ageing. An International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Textualising the Phases of Life. (El arte de envejecer. Congreso internacional e interdisciplinario sobre la textualización de las fases de la vida) Main Researcher: Brian Worsfold

- A Vision of Order: 20th Century New Literature(s) in English. Main Researcher: Brian Worsfold

Relevant Publications :

- Casado-Gual, Núria. "Unexpected Turns in Lifelong Sentimental Journeys: Redefining Love, Memory and Old Age through Alice Munro’s "The Bear Came Over the Mountain’ and Its Film Adaptation, Away from Her". Ageing & Society. 2014. DOI: 10.1017/S0144686X13000780

- Domínguez-Rué, Emma. "Successful Female Aging for Beginners: Carolyn Heilbrun / Amanda Cross and perspectives of Gendered Aging in The Players Come Again". Journal of Gender Studies. 2014. DOI: 10.1080/09589236.2014.916202

- Farré, Carme. "Masculinities through Kay Scarpetta’s Feminism". Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal. Vol. 42.4. 2013. 439-457.

- Miquel-Baldellou. "Foretelling Darwinism, revising race: Poe’s scientific discourse in ‘The Murders in the Rue Morgue’". Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses. 66. 2013. 127-136.

- Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. "The Loneliness of the Dying in Two Contemporary English Novels". The Gerontologist. 2014. DOI: 10.1093/gernto/gun003

- Worsfold, B.J. Ed. Acculturating Age: Approaches to Cultural Gerontology (Dedal-Lit 7). Lleida: Edicions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2011. 1-383. ISBN: 978-84-8409-384-8.

- Gilsenan Nordin, Julie Hansen, and Carmen Zamorano Llena, eds. Transcultural Identities in Contemporary Literature. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2013. ISBN: 978-90-420-3735-9.
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