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Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture

Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings

Editors: McGlynn, Cathy, O'Neill, Margaret, Schrage-Früh, Michaela (Eds.)

  • Stellar contributor list: includes an afterword by world-renowned feminist writer Germaine Greer, and contributions from leading scholars in the field
  • Ambitious approach: essays are interdisciplinary and bring together thinkers from the fields of literature studies, cultural studies, feminist and women’s studies, and ageing studies
  • Highly topical: the concept of women and ageing is enjoying  a boom period, and this project will be extremely well-placed to capitalise on, and build on, that foundation
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eBook 83,29 €
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  • Due: November 9, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63609-2
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-63608-5
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About this book

This timely collection engages with representations of women and ageing in literature and visual culture. Acknowledging that cultural conceptions of ageing are constructed and challenged across a variety of media and genres, the editors bring together experts in literature and visual culture to foster a dialogue across disciplines. Exploring the process of ageing in its cultural reflections, refractions and reimaginings, the contributors to Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture analyse how artists, writers, directors and performers challenge, and in some cases reaffirm, cultural constructions of ageing women, as well as give voice to ageing women’s subjectivities. The book concludes with an afterword by Germaine Greer which suggests possible avenues for future research. 

About the authors

Cathy McGlynn is an independent researcher and has taught at the University of Limerick and the Dunlaoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology.
Margaret O’Neill is Gender ARC Project Coordinator at the University of Limerick and has taught at the University of Limerick and Maynooth University.
Michaela Schrage-Früh is Lecturer in German at the National University of Ireland, Galway and Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Mainz.

Reviews

“This book offers a unique appraisal of visual cultures of women’s ageing across literature, the arts and contemporary mass media. It is wonderfully positive without shrinking from matters of the body, dementia and death.  Its well-written and empirically rich chapters revitalise feminist critical accounts of age and open up space for much needed intergenerational and interdisciplinary dialogue.  The book is a 'must read' for cultural gerontologists and feminists - of all ages!” (Jayne Raisborough, Leeds Beckett University, UK, author of Lifestyle Media and the Formation of the Self and Fat Bodies, Health and the Media)

“A wonderfully rich and textured account of the ways our culture presents the aging woman. A rich treasure store of critique and insight.” (Julia Twigg, University of Kent, UK)

Buy this book

eBook 83,29 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 9, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63609-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 103,99 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 9, 2017
  • ISBN 978-3-319-63608-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ageing Women in Literature and Visual Culture
Book Subtitle
Reflections, Refractions, Reimaginings
Editors
  • Cathy McGlynn
  • Margaret O'Neill
  • Michaela Schrage-Früh
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-63609-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-63609-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-63608-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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