Bucharest Aging 2022 (Sept 28 - Oct 1)

Narratives and Counter-Narratives of Aging and Old Age: Reflexivity in Aging Studies
(Virtual Conference)

Sarah Falcus

Department of History, English, Linguistics and Music

University of Huddersfield, UK


Sarah Falcus is a Reader in Contemporary Literature at the University of Huddersfield. Her research centres on ageing and illness in contemporary literature and culture. She is the co-author (with Katsura Sako) of Contemporary Narratives of Dementia: Ethics, Ageing, Politics (Routledge, 2019). She has published in journals such as Feminist Review, Journal of Aging Studies and Ageing and Society. She co-edited a special issue of the European Journal of English Studies (2018), focussed on the intersection of English Studies and Ageing Studies. Her current work centres on two main areas: children’s literature and ageing; and ageing/the lifecourse in science and speculative fiction. She is editing The Bloomsbury Handbook to Ageing in Contemporary Literature and Film (2022) with Raquel Medina and Heike Hartung. She is the Primary Collaborator on the project 'Ageing and Illness in British and Japanese Children's Picturebooks 1950-2000: Historical and Cross-Cultural Perspectives', funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. She is the co-director of the Dementia and Cultural Narrative Network.

Erin Gentry Lamb, PhD

Associate Professor of Bioethics and Faculty Lead of the Humanities Pathway

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine


Erin Gentry Lamb, PhD, is Associate Professor of Bioethics and Faculty Lead of the Humanities Pathway at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Trained in the field of literature, her research interests include aging and ageism, disability, death and dying, health care and social justice, and the pedagogy and field formation of age studies and health humanities. She co-edited Research Methods in the Health Humanities (Oxford, 2019) and co-authors the comprehensive report on Baccalaureate Health Humanities Programs in the United States. Her scholarly work appears in such forums as The Journal of Medical Humanities, The Health Humanities Reader, The International Journal of Aging and Society, and Age, Culture, Humanities with forthcoming pieces addressing aging and ageism in The Disability Bioethics Reader, The Encyclopaedia of Health Humanities, and Keywords in Health Humanities. A founding member and past-chair of the North American Network in Aging Studies, she has chaired the National Women’s Studies Association’s Aging and Ageism Caucus as well as the executive committees of the Modern Language Association’s Forums on Age Studies and on Medical Humanities and Health Studies. She currently co-chairs the Health Humanities Consortium and serves on the Program Planning Committee for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

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