Summer School 2013

The international Women, Ageing and Media Summer School took place in Cheltenham, UK, 23rd-24th July 2013 and brought together researchers from the UK, the Netherlands, Austria, Spain, Sweden and Germany. Below you will find a list of presentations delivered at the conference.


Dr Ros Jennings (Director of Women, Ageing and Media): ‘Popular Music and Ageing’

Presentations (alphabetically)

Elena Fronk (Maastricht University, NL)

The Performance of Age Identities in Online Dating for Elderly

Susan Liddy (University of Lancaster, UK)

Writing the Mature Female Protagonist: Lessons from France?

Alessandra Lopez y Royo (University of Roehampton, UK)

“Over 50 and doing what?” Reflections on being a mature model

Karin Lövgren (Umeå University, Sweden)

Remake Me

Heidrun Moertl (University of Graz, Austria)

Representation of Time and Aging in American Indian Societies. Anishinaabe People Setting an Example

Claire Mortimer (University of East Anglia, UK)

‘It Ain’t Natural Her Not Having a Husband!’: The Spinster in Post-War British Film Comedy

Maricel Oró Piqueras (Universitat de Lleida, Spain)

The ageing woman in TV series Brothers and Sisters

Barbara Ratzenboeck (University of Graz, Austria)

Cultural Narratives, Processes and Strategies in Urban and Regional Representations of Age and Aging

Jackie Richards (Middlesex University)

Active Older People Participating in Creative Dance

Laura Way (University of Leicester)

Just ‘Typical Girls’? Defending the Case for Research on Post-Youth Punk Women

Lucy Wood (University of Gloucestershire)

A qualitative exploration of music, exercise and wellbeing in older women

Katharina Zilles (Justus-Liebig-University, Giessen, Germany)

Disobedient Servants of Time. Queer potentials of age representations in Nicholas Lens’ Slow Man and Love Is the Only Master I’ll Serve

“Still Working”: An exhibition of photographs exploring the representation of older women by Vicky Hodgson

Visit Vicky’s website here

Workshop: Key concepts in Ageing Studies (click the image below to view Prezi by Dr. Eva Krainitzki)

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