EnterText 11

Volume 11 Winter 2014

Special issue on Ageing and Fiction

edited by Emma Filtness, Nick Hubble, Joseph Norman and Serena Volpi

This issue collects selected papers from the "New Cultures of Ageing" Conference, hosted by Brunel University London on the 8 and 9 of April 2011. The conference was part of the Fiction and the Cultural Mediation of Ageing Project (FCMAP) that was led by a research team from Brunel consisting of Professor Philip Tew, Dr Nick Hubble and Dr Jago Morrison and ran from 1 May 2009 until 31 January 2012 in collaboration with Demos, the Mass Observation Archive (MOA) and the University of the Third Age (U3A). FCMAP was part of the New Dynamics of Ageing (NDA) programme. The topics covered in this issue include representations of ageing in literary texts by Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, Sebastian Barry, Margaret Atwood and Philip Roth; "storying" Alzheimer’s disease; ageing in vampire fiction; ageing in the science fiction of Iain M Banks; and an article on the FCMAP project and the narrative understanding of ageing of U3A and MO participants.


Title Type File size
Introduction to the “Ageing and Fiction” Special Issue by Emma Filtness, Nick Hubble, Joseph Norman and Serena Volpi 243.9 KB
“She Called in Her Soul to Come and See:” Representations of Ageing in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God and Alice Walker’s The Color Purple by Serena Volpi 311.7 KB
Memory, Reliability and Old Age in Sebastian Barry’s The Secret Scripture:A Reading of the Novel as Fictional Life Writing by Sarah Herbe 317.3 KB
‘The end or The End’: Ageing, Memory and Reliability in Margaret Atwood’s Fictional Autobiography, The Blind Assassin by Emma Filtness 301.8 KB
Resisting Conformity in Philip Roth’s Late Writing by Alex Hobbs 306.3 KB
Storying Alzheimer’s Disease in Lisa Genova’s Still Alice by Sarah Falcus 502.2 KB
From Pathology to Invisibility: The Discourse of Ageing in Vampire Fiction by Marta Miquel-Baldellou 336.1 KB
Ageing Culture: Senescence, Rejuvenescence and (Im)mortality in Iain M Banks’ Culture Series by Joseph Norman 437.8 KB
‘There is no doubt that I’m OLD’: Everyday Narratives of Ageing by Nick Hubble and Philip Tew 529.8 KB

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