Old Age and Ageing in British and American Culture and Literature

ab 20,90 

Christa Jansohn (Ed.)

ISBN 978-3-8258-6065-5
Band-Nr. 16
Jahr 2003
Seiten 280
Bindung gebunden
Reihe Studien zur englischen Literatur und Wissenschaftsgeschichte


Old age and ageing is not simply a fixed biological or
chronological process but a complex cultural and social
phenomenon. The essays in this volume explore fiction and
the arts as sources of information about how artists
encounter age(ing) in different epochs and different social
and cultural environments. The authors deal with questions
of the ageing artist and his or her style, with specific
gender problems and the representation of age in popular
culture and film. The volume makes no claim to present a
definitive analysis of age(ing) but rather attempts to show
how fiction and the arts add a further dimension to our
understanding of the quality of old age and ageing. The
articles in this volume were first presented at a conference
of the Centre for British Studies in May 2002 at the
University of Bamberg.

Christa Jansohn is Professor of British Culture at the University of Bamberg
and Director of the Centre for British Studies.