The Constraints of Age(ing)

The Constraints of Age(ing)
8 March 2019, 12.00pm - 7.00pm
Conference / Symposium
Bedford Room, G37, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Guest speaker: Camille Laurens

Chair: Adina Stroia and Shirley Jordan

12:00 Registration and opening remarks: Adina Stroia (UCL/IMLR) and Shirley Jordan (Newcastle/IMLR)

12:15 Panel 1: Envisaging Ageing
Shirley Jordan (Newcastle/IMLR): ‘Engaging with Age in Agnès Varda’
Adina Stroia (UCL/IMLR): ‘Performative Ageing in Agnès Varda’s Late Documentary Works’
Ginette Vincendeau (KCL): ‘Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren: Stardom and Representations of Women’s “good” and “bad” Ageing’

13:45 Break

14:00 Panel 2: Writing Ageing
Siobhán McIlvanney (KCL): ‘Life Lessons in Ageing in the Work of Noëlle Châtelet’
Adrienne Angelo (Auburn): ‘Age(ing) and the “Invisible” Woman Writer (Nelly Arcan and Camille Laurens)’ 

15:00 Coffee break

15:15 Reading and public interview with Camille Laurens

16:30 Round table with Diana Holmes (Leeds), Sue Harris (QMUL), Siobhán McIlvanney (KCL), Adrienne Angelo (Auburn), Shirley Jordan (Newcastle/IMLR), Adina Stroia (UCL/IMLR), Ginette Vincendeau (KCL)

17:30 Wine reception
19:00 Dinner (Bloomsbury area restaurant TBC)

Supported by the Cassal Endowment Fund and the AHRC Literature under Constraint network

All are welcome to attend this free event. Places are limited so please register in advance


Cathy Collins
020 7862 8738