Knowledge transfer of findings of Grup Dedal-Lit members on aging and related topics


Knowledge Management (KM)


Presentation of Grup Dedal-Lit - SIforAGE website - May 2013


Partner Presentation of Grup Dedal-Lit

(University of Lleida, Catalunya, Spain)

April 2013

        The Grup Dedal-Lit/SIforAGE team

        Other Grup Dedal-Lit members

        Other Grup Dedal-Lit members

        SIforAGE responsibilities


        WP1 - Social Innovation incubator

        Knowledge Management Unit (KMUnit): Update

        WP2 - Active participation of end-users in research activities

        WP3 - What we want from science and how we engage

        KM Unit 3: “Active participation and inclusion in society” session on social participation of aged people

        Experiences and expertise of Grup Dedal-Lit:

        Grup Dedal-Lit is a research group of the University of Lleida that conducts research into aging, ageism and related topics as represented in literatures written in English.

        Grup Dedal-Lit carries out academic research in the field of Cultural Gerontology.

        Grup Dedal-Lit’s main interest in SIforAGE is to raise awareness of the experiences and perceptions of aging as represented in first-hand creative textual and audio-visual narratives and fictionalisations in English.

        Grup Dedal-Lit would like to see a socially-heightened sensitivity towards the aged that leads to an enhanced quality of life for citizens at all stages of the aging process.


        SIforAGE responsibilities


        WP5 - Mutual learning sessions with policy-makers

        WP6 - What we research and how we communicate science results

        KM Unit 1: Healthy aging for healthier living years

        KM Unit 2: Mental capacity and  AD sessions

        Experiences and expertise of Grup Dedal-Lit:

Research projects:

        "Perceptions of Ageing in Contemporary English Literature" (Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology)

         "Aging and Gender in Contemporary Literary Creation in English" (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competetiveness- FFI2012-37050)

        Social Innovation on active and healthy ageing for sustainable economic growth - SIforAGE (7th Framework Programme  - EU: SiS.2012.1.2-1)

        "Live to Be a Hundred“: Cultural Narratives of Longevity (European Network in Aging Studies - ENAS)

        Grup Dedal-Lit  is a founder partner of the Institute for Research into Identity and Society (IRIS), University of Lleida <>

        Grup Dedal-Lit  is a founder member of the European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) <>

        SIforAGE responsibilities

Grup Dedal-Lit


        WP8 - Innovative products and business models for better lives

        KM Unit 5: Services and technologies for better aging at home

        WP9 - Actively evolving and spreading knowledge

        Dissemination reports

        Experiences and expertise of Grup Dedal-Lit:


        2002 - "The Art of Ageing: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Textualising the Phases of Life" (6-8 November)

        2008 - "6th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology: Extending Time, Emerging Realities, Imagining Response" (16-18 October)

        2013 – “Experts’ Meeting” – “Live to Be a Hundred”: Cultural Narratives of Longevity. (ENAS) (8-9 April)

        SIforAGE responsibilities


        WP10 - Project management

        Mainly involved in Support and Dissemination 

        Experiences and expertise of Grup Dedal-Lit:


        O'Neill, Maria, and Carmen Zamorano-Llena. Eds. (2002) The Aesthetics of Ageing: Critical Approaches to Literary Representations of the Ageing Process.

        Vidal-Grau, Maria, and Núria Casado-Gual, Eds. (2004) The Polemics of Ageing as Reflected in Literatures in English.

        Worsfold, Brian J. Ed. (2005) Women Ageing Through Literature and Experience.

        Worsfold, Brian J. Ed. (2005) The Art of Ageing: Textualising the Phases of Life.

        Oró-Piqueras, Maricel, and Marta Miquel-Baldellou. Eds. (2007) Anthology of Cultural  Ageing: Testimonies from Catalonia and England.

        Worsfold, Brian J. Ed. (2011) Acculturating Age: Approaches to Cultural Gerontology.


        Grup Dedal-Lit’s “dream outcome #1” for participation in the SIforAGE Network

        An enhanced awareness amongst administrators, architects, designers, professional artisans and carers of the significance and importance of the personalised context in which the aging process is lived out, by all residents of the European Union.


        Grup Dedal-Lit’s “dream outcome #2” for participation in the SIforAGE Network

        An increase in personalised attention on behalf of administrative institutions in their support for the creation of a self-constructed space in which the individual, irrespective of nationality, culture, ethnicity and creed, can live out her/his late life course, which will necessitate the deconstruction of perceived stereotypes.


        Grup Dedal-Lit’s “dream outcome #3” for participation in the SIforAGE Network

        The transfer of knowledge and findings put to good use by stakeholders, leading to an augmented sensitivity in attitudes, behaviour, and perceptions of administrators and the service industries, and to the enhancement of all manufactured products designed specifically with the physical and perceptive limitations of the elderly in mind.


        Grup Dedal-Lit’s “dream outcome #4” for participation in the SIforAGE Network

        An enhanced visibility of the humanities in a programme of social improvement and recognition of the positive role that literature and the arts in general can play, through pro-active creativity, in the enrichment of the lives of individuals at any stage in the life course which leads to the achievement of  a more fulfilling and happier late life for the elderly person.


Contact Grup Dedal-Lit

Grup Dedal-Lit

University of Lleida

Edifici Rectorat (D.2.21)

Plaça de Víctor Siurana, 1

25003 Lleida



Tel: + 34 973 267 000



Presentation of Grup Dedal-Lit partner update - Consortium Meeting, Barcelona, May 2013

SIforAGE Consortium Meeting

Barcelona, 7th May 2013

Partner Statement Update


Grup Dedal-Lit

(University of Lleida, Catalunya, Spain)

May 2013


“Perverse Identities: Identities in Conflict”

Institute for Research into Identities and Society (IRIS)

University of Lleida, 15th-16th November 2012

Member of the Organising Committee: Maria Vidal-Grau

Strand: Spotlight on Aging and Ageism: Identity and Textuality

Co-Chairpersons: Núria Casado-Gual & Brian Worsfold (UdL)

Keynote: Norbert Lennartz (Universität Vechta, Germany)

Papers given by: Maricel Oró-Piqueras (UdL); Emma Domínguez-Rué (UdL); Carme Farré–Vidal (UdL); Marta Miquel-Baldellou (UdL).


“Looking Back to Look Forwards”

Australian Studies Centre, UB and Southern Cross University (Australia)

University of Barcelona, 10th-14th December 2012

Strand: Managing (Bad) Memories in Late Age Fiction in English

Chairperson: Brian Worsfold (UdL)

Papers given by:

Núria Casado-Gual (UdL); Marta Miquel-Baldellou (UdL); Maricel Oró-Piqueras (UdL).

Upcoming conferences

1. “Conditioned Identities. Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities”

Institute for Research into Identities and Society (IRIS)

University of Lleida, 13th, 14th and 15th November 2013

Strand: Literature and Identity (provisional title)


2. “8th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology”

Galway, Ireland

10th, 11th and 12th April, 2014


Meeting for SIforAGE Partners (Spain)

Basque Culinary Centre (BCC)

San Sebastian / Donostia

15th March 2013

Convenors: Dr. Elena Urdaneta (BCC) and Dr. Gemma Marfany (GISME-UB)


European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS)

Experts’ Meeting

University of Lleida, 8th and 9th April 2013

Invited participants:

Lars Andersson (Linköping U.);  Josephine Dolan (U. West of England); Ricca Edmondson (National U. Ireland, Galway); Elena Fronk (U. Maastricht); Heike Hartung (Potsdam U.); Andrea von Hülsen-Esch (Heinrich-Heine-Universität-Düsseldorf); Roslyn Jennings (U. Gloucestershire); Ulla Kriebernegg (U. Graz); Roberta Maierhofer (U. Graz); Heidi Moertl (U. Graz); Aagje Swinnen (U. Maastricht); Elena Urdaneta (Basque Culinary Centre – SIforAGE scientific coordinator)

Host participants:

Núria Casado-Gual; Carme Farré-Vidal; Marta Miquel-Baldellou; Maricel Oró-Piqueras; Maria Vidal-Grau; Brian Worsfold.


ENAS Experts’ Meeting

University of Lleida

8th and 9th April 2013


Experts’ Meeting resolution

University of Lleida, 9th April 2013

The European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) resolves to apply for legal status as an association, in accordance with Austrian law.

Three members of Grup Dedal-Lit are elected for positions of responsibility:

Vice-President: Brian Worsfold

Vice-Treasurer: Maricel Oró-Piqueras

Member of Academic Advisory Board: Núria Casado-Gual


Current research projects, apart from SIforAGE

1. "Live to Be a Hundred": Cultural Narratives of Longevity

European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS) / WMO


2. Aging and Gender in Contemporary Literary Creation in English

FFI2012-37050 Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness



Pro-Age at the UdL

Grup Dedal-Lit

European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS)


PhD theses on aging currently under supervision


Marta Miquel-Baldellou. “Symbolic Interactions as Modalities of Aging in the Works of Edward Bulwer-Lytton and Edgar Allan Poe”


Ieva Stoncikaite. “Unafraid of flying beyond sixty: aging, sexuality and gender in the literary creation of Erica Jong”


People and entities as stakeholders:

Escola Infermeria, Universitat de Lleida (Carme Nuin)

Learning Community – Italy (Laura Vettraino)

e-seniors – France (Marc Konick)

INEFC, Universitat de Lleida (Oleguer Camerino and Marta Castañer) (National Institute of Physical Education of Catalonia)

Ajuntament de Lleida (Josep Presseguer and AnnaMaria Martí)

Àrea de la Gent Gran: Pilar Planella de Rubinat

Polítiques Igualitat: Silvia Puertas-Novau

Drets Civils: Pilar Nada-Naval

XCCS Coordinadora Xarxa Catalana Ciutats Saludables - Departament Salut Pública: Mercè Tor-Palau

Hospital de Santa Maria - Lleida (Jaume Canals – UFIS-CP) (UFISS = Unitat Funcional Interdisciplinària Sociosanitària – CP = Cures Pal·liatives)

Aules Universitàries de la Gent Gran de Lleida i Comarca (Neus Vila, Pro-Vice-Chancellor)

Programa Sènior (Lifelong Learning) Universitat de Lleida (Neus Vila, Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Àngel Melero Ribes)

Ajuntament de la Seu d’Urgell (Montserrat Bonet-Porqueras)

Hospital Arnau de Vilanova de Lleida (Joan Viñas, President Reial Acadèmia de Medicina de Catalunya)

Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera – Lleida (Alba Aixalà)

Escola d’Enfermeria de la Universitat de Saragossa – Huesca (Esther Lanuza)

Sani-Medic. Sanimedic Grup - Lleida  (Maria Àngels Villoldo-Pifarré)

Labox Arquitectura (Anthony Foy and Sarah Gibson)

Tom Fitzsimmons and Caroline Dove (Chartered Architects, London)

Domoespais intel·ligents S.L. (Josep García)

Fidel Molina-Luque (Professor of Sociology, UdL / Director de l’ICE-CFC)

Dret a Morir Dignament – DMD Lleida (Conxa Canut-Farré)

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