Online Conference ECAVINAR (Healthy Ageing, Creativity and Narrative)

03 December 2020                                                                        






A dramatized reading of Teresa Pàmies’s work ("La llibertat irrenunciable: viure i escriure")  Auditorio de Cappont (transferred on streaming)



The INDEST meeting "Myths about Education in the Social Sciences and the Humanities", UdL

- "Ageing Superheroes" (Katerina Valentová, March 2020)














Literary Workshops:

·         Creativity workshop based on Joan Margarit’s work, Núria Casado and Aules de la Gent Gran de La Noguera, October 2019.

·         Creative writing workshop based on Joan Margarit’s work, Núria Casado and Aula d'Extensió Universitària de Balaguer, November 28 2019.

·         Ageing, creativity and quality of life workshop, Emma Domínguez and Reading Group of the Public Library of Lleida, February 20 2020. 

.         "Let's read about experience, wisdom and quality of Life". Online workshop with one of the reading groups at Lleida's Public Library, November 26 2020.





Workshops about older people with adolescents:

·         Don’t Forget Me: Can We Help People with Dementia? Marta Gort and secondary school Lestonac pupils, Lleida, March-May 2020

·         Ageing Superheroes… Really? Katerina Valentová and high school students of Lleida, March 11 2020 




Informational sessions:

·         On Joan Margarit’s Late Work, Núria Casado, Balaguer, November 27 2019

·         On Literary Gerontology and Joan Margarit’s Case Study, Núria Casado, Teatre Ateneu of Tàrrega, January 28 2020; Casal Cultural of Artesa de Segre, February 13 2019.

·         On Ageing, Creativity and Quality of Life, Emma Domínguez, the Public Library of Lleida, February 20 2020.

·         Round table on the results of Aula Oberta, Maricel Oró in "Round table on patients' engagement through narrative methodology: European experiences" within the project Eit Health. Care Stories. November 15 2019, Palau Macaya,   Barcelona.



Participation in the European Event "Researchers' Night" 

- “Grandpas, Grannies, Uncles, Aunts, Children, Cousins, Grandchildren…: Let’s Talk Together About Growing Old. Games and Dynamics.” (Núria Casado and Núria Mina, 2017; Maricel Oró, Emma Domínguez and Núria Mina, 2018; Maricel Oró, Emma Domínguez and Núria Mina, 2019)

- "Identity and Creativity in Old Age through Contemporary Texts" (Marilia Simari Crozara, Marta Gort Paniello and Inesa Shevchenko, September 2019).



- "Let's Talk about Age through Julian Barnes's and Carlos Giménez's Literary Works." (Katerina Valentová and Maricel Oró-Piqueras, November 2020)


Seminar for Senior Students "Aula Oberta" - University of Lleida 2019

Session 06/02/2019 by Núria Casado Gual:

              Part I - Introduction to Literary Gerontology

              Part II - The Meanings of Ageing in Joan Margarit’s Poetry

Session 13/02/2019 by Maricel Oró Piqueras: Ageing, Death and Irony in Julian Barnes’s “The Fruit Cage”.

Session 20/02/2019 by Emma Domíngiez Rué: Age and Wisdom. The Amateur Detective in The Sunday Philosophy Club series by Alexander McCall-Smith.

Session 27/02/2019 by Núria Mina Riera: Gender and Ageing in Lorna Crozier’s Poerty.

For more information on the course "Aula Oberta" 2018-2019, please, visit 



Performances of the play Prime Time by Núria Casado Gual, produced by Nurosfera:

Caixafòrum Barcelona 2016, Teatre de l'Escorxador de Lleida 2016,  Sala Muntaner de Barcelona Octubre-Novembre 2017, EspaiCaixa Girona 2018-2019, Cosmocaixa de Barcelona 2019 + staged readings promoted by Margaret Morganroth Gullette in the US 2018-19. 


Conferences / Seminars / Symposia: 


Conference: Fear of Ageing: Old Age in Horror Fiction and Film. Universidade do Porto, Portugal. 17 July 2021 [online]

Miquel-Baldellou, Marta. “Aging in Circles: A Twilight Portrait of an Aging Lady in Richard Matheson’s Night Call and Spur of the Moment.”

Conference: Progressive Connexions: Interdisciplinary Life: The Stories Bodies Tell. Oxford, UK. 24-25 July 2021 [online]

Miquel-Baldellou, Marta. "'He Had Turned into a Picture': Neo-Victorian Representations of Victorian Corporeal Aesthetics of Ageing in Susan Hill's The Man in the Picture."

Conference: Borrowed Time: On Death, Dying and Change. Dartington Hall, Devon UK, November 1st 2021[online]


Stončikaitė, Ieva. “The End-of-Life Colours And The Meanings of Life, Death And Old Age.”

Conference: 15th ESA European Sociological Association Conference. Sociological Knowledges For Alternative Futures. Barcelona, Spain. 31 August – 3 September 2021 [online]

Stončikaitė, Ieva. "The Senior Leisure Tourism: Does it Empower or Exclude Older People?"

Conference: 5th Transforming Care Conference. Cà Foscari University of Venice, Italy , 24-26 Juny 2021 [online]

Stončikaitė, Ieva. "Transformative Textual Perspectives on Parental Care & the Deep Old Age."

ACLA Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinios, USA. 8-11 April 2021 [online]

Stončikaitė, Ieva. "Erica Jong & Nonconformity in Contemporary Literary Representations of Aging & Sexuality."

Conference: Technologies for Active and Independent Living in Old Age. Prague, Czech Republic, 10-11 Feb 2021 [online]

Stončikaitė, Ieva. "Online Dating, Intimacy & Active Ageing In Baby Boomer Women."

Conference: European Sociological Association’s Research Network on Ageing in Europe Midterm Conference Ageing in Context: Places, Spaces and Cultures of Ageing. Jyväskylä, Finland, 20-22 January 2021 [online]

Shevchenko, Inesa. “Transgression of Gender Roles:Re-constructing Ageing Female Identities in April De Angelis’ After Electra.”

Symposium: 2nd Interdisciplinary Doctoral Symposium Aging, Care, and Migration. Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care (CIRAC), University of Graz, Austria, 19 - 20 October 2021 [online]

Shevchenko, Inesa. "Theatrical Representations of Older Women Migrants in Stephen Karam'sThe Humans."




Congress: International Conference on Gender Studies “Mapping Gender”. December 5th-6th 2020 (online)

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. 2020. "(Re-)Reading Ageing and Gender: Reading, Wisdom and Quality of Life in Older Age".


Symposium: Aging Experiments: Futures and Fantasies of Old Age. September 26th 2020. UCD Humanities Institute Dublin. (via zoom)

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel; Falcus, Sarah. "Im(mortality), Ageing and Generation in Recent Speculative Fiction". 


Seminar: English Studies Across Genres, Media and Modes (SEING II) . University of Zaragoza, Spain, 25 September 2020.

Benderska, Yuliia. “Captured by time: The Ageing Transformation of Byron Embodied by His Characters in His Literary Works.” 

Shevchenko, Inesa. “Deciphering Age: Representations of Female Ageing in Contemporary Drama and Theatre.” 


Congress: the II International Congress Fundación Cine + Comics. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, 19-21 May 2020 (online).

Valentová, Katerina. "Cómic español: ¿un arma desafiante contra los estereotipos de la vejez?"


Conference: the 4th International Conference of Young Researchers on Theatre Studies. University of Valencia, Spain, 29-31 October 2019.

Shevchenko, Inesa. “Conflicting Female Identities in Old Age: The Representation of Older Women in David Lindsay-Abaire’s Ripcord.”


Conference: International Conference on Gender Studies: “Gender (Non)Conformity”.  St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford (UK), September 2019.

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. "Ageing and Gender (Non)Conformity: the Amateur Sleuth and Alexander McCall-Smith’s Isabel Dalhousie."


Conference: Ageing, Illness, Care in Cultural and Literary Narratives. University of Huddersfield, UK. 5-6 September 2019.

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel; Casado-Gual, Núria. “Care as the Encounter of Otherness in Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van”. 


Conference: Canadian Association for Theatre Research Annual Conference, "Circles of Conversation". University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2-6 Juny 2019.

Casado-Gual, Núria. "Staging and Extending Age-wise Circles of Conversation: The Case of Three British Senior Theatre Companies."

Casado-Gual, Núria. "Ageing as a Global Crisis: An Age-Centred Reading of The Children and Escaped Alone", Age and Performance Working-Group Session.


Conference: the second joint conference of NANAS and ENAS TrentAging 2019. Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 28-31 May 2019.

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Cheer Up! Death is round the Corner”. Death, Aging, and Irony in Julian Barnes’s Works”. 


XXII Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada. Universidad de Granada, 15-16 de marzo de 2019.

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Grandmothers in Maria Barbal’s and Penelope Lively’s novels: Between asexuality and wisdom”. 



Symposium: International Symposium Cultural Perspectives on Ageing. Hannover-Herrenhausen, 28-30 Novembre 2018.

Casado-Gual, Núria. "Exploring Old Age Theatrically-Wise: Later-Life Creativity and the Discourses of Ageing through the Lens of Senior Theatre."

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. "Age Identity and Gender Normativity in Detective Fiction: the Amateur Sleuth."


Conference: 42nd AEDEAN Conference. University of Cordoba, Spain, 7th-9th November, 2018.

Brufau, Pilar. "Ageing and Social Inequality in the Poetry of Tony Harrison."


Conference: 40th International Conference of the British Society of Gerontology. University of Manchester, UK, 4-6 July 2018.

Casado-Gual, Núria. "Old Pillars for Future Buildings: Joan Margarit's Late-Life Lessons on Writing and Living".


Conference: Late-Life Creativity Showcase. KCAR, Keele University, UK, 28 June 2018.

Casado-Gual, Núria (a keynote speaker). "From Literary Gerontology to Theatre and Age Studies: A Personal Journey".


Conference:  CATR Conference, Kingston, Ontario, 28 May 2018.

The round-table participation (Casado-Gual, Núria): "Age and Performance: Expanding Intersectionalities".


Conference: International Conference 'Mirror, Mirror: Perceptions, Deceptions and Reflections in Time'. London (UK), March 2018.

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. "Wise Choices in Late Life: Wisdom and Reinvention of the Self in the Isabel Dalhousie Novels by Alexander McCall-Smith."



Conference: International Conference on Gender Studies, "Identity, Alterity and Gender Normativity". Cambridge (UK), 1-2 December 2017

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. "So Miss Marple Got Engaged: Age Identity and Gender Normativity in The Sunday Philosophy Club Series by Alexander McCall-Smith."


Conference: 1st INDEST International Conference. Lleida (Spain), 27-28 November 2017

Casado-Gual, Núria. “Lessons from a Dignus Old Poet: Insights on Ageing and Creativity through Joan Margarit’s Late-Life Works”.

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. "The Art of Doing Good. Ageing, Creativity and Wisdom in the Isabel Dalhousie Novels by Alexander McCall-Smith."


 Conference: The SIforAGE International Conference "Envisioning a New World: Social Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing", Barcelona (Spain), 19-21 October 2016.

Domínguez-Rué, Emma "Reinventing Womanhood: Carolyn Heilbrun / Amanda Cross and Post-Menopausal Empowerment."

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. "Senior Techs: Ageing and Technology from the Perspective of the Social Sciences."

Domínguez-Rué, Emma, Núria Casado Gual et al. "The Creativity of the Older Woman Writer: Ten Case Studies."

Previous years

Conference: 8th International Conference on Cultural Gerontology "Meaning and Culture(s): Exploring the Life Course" / 2nd Conference of the European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS). National University of Ireland Galway (Galway, Ireland). 10th-12th April 2014.

Casado-Gual, Núria. "Ambivalent Pathways of Progress and Decline: The Representation of Ageing and Old Age in Joanna McClelland Glass' Drama."

Mina-Riera, Núria. "Lorna Crozier's Portrayal of Integrity in Later Life in Small Mechanics."

Miquel-Baldellou, Marta. "'Picture of a Woman Looking at a Picture': Ageing, Gender and Celebrity in The Twilight Zone's 'The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine'."

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. "Heroine or Caricature? The Older Woman in Desperate Housewives."

Zamorano-Llena, Carmen. "Global Ageing and Changes in the Irish Family Structure in Jennifer Johnston's Foolish Mortals and Truth or Fiction."


Conference: 4th International IRIS Conference on Identity: Conditioned Identities: Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities. Institute for Research into Identities and Society. University of Lleida (Catalunya, Spain). 13th-15th November 2013. 

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. "Neither Miss Marple nor Miss Havisham: Stereotypes of Aging Women and Identity in Later Life in Donna Leon's Drawing Conclusions."

Miquel-Baldellou, Marta. "'Maybe you're too young to remember': Baby Jane and the sin of acting against one's age."


Conference: 3rd International IRIS Conference on Identity: Perverse Identities. Identities in Conflict. Institute for Research into Identities and Society. University of Lleida (Catalunya, Spain). 14th-16th November 2012.

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. “Fearful Flesh: Ageless Female Monstrosity and the Logic of Anorexia at the Fin-de-Siècle.”

Farré-Vidal, Carme. "Social Perversity and the Elderly in Kathy Reichs' Fatal Voyage." 

Miquel-Baldellou, Marta. “Tracing Miss Havisham in the Mirror, or Aging through the Other.”

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “The Loneliness of the Ageing in Contemporary English Literature.”


Conference: Looking Backwards to Look Forwards. Conference organized by the Australian Studies Centre in collaboration with The Centre for Peace and Social Justice, Southern Cross. University of Barcelona (Catalunya, Spain). 10-14 December 2012.

Casado-Gual, Núria. “Beyond the Living Record of One’s Memory: Late-Life Remembrance and Oblivion in Alice Munro’s “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” and Its Film Adaptation Away from Her.”

Miquel-Baldellou, Marta. “‘Memory, I defy thee?’: Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s Guilty Recollections in Late-Life.”

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Memory Revisited in Julian Barnes’s The Sense of an Ending.”


Conference: “The Health of the Nation.”European Society for the Study of English (ESSE 11), Ege University, Izmir, Turkey. 2012.

Domínguez-Rué, Emma, and Ulla Kriebernegg: Panel 16 – Illness and its Metaphors: Challenging Medical Discourse form a Gendered Perspective. [workshop organization]

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. Wisdom versus Frailty: Ursula Le Guin’s Voices and Doris Lessing’s ‘The Reason for It.’”

Conference: “Theorizing Age: Challenging the Disciplines.” 7th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology. European Network in Aging Studies (ENAS). Maastricht University, The Netherlands. 6-9 October 2011.

Casado-Gual, Núria. “Old Tropes through New Lenses: Representing the Elderly Actor in Manoel de Oliveira’s I’m Going Home and Roger Michell’s Venus.

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. “Successful Female Aging for Beginners: Carolyn Heilbrun / Amanda Cross and Perspectives of Gendered Aging in The Players Come Again.”

Miquel-Baldellou, Marta. Prematurely Aged, Long-Lived: The Effects of Ageing at a Different Pace in Edgar Allan Poe and Edward Bulwer-Lytton.”

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Narrating Ageing: The Outer – from the Inner in four Contemporary English Novels.”


Conference: Pensar la identitat. Trobada científica. Institut de Recerca en Identitats i Societat (IRIS). Lleida. 23-24 September 2010.

 Domínguez-Rué, Emma. El dèficit generacional: La divisió jove/gran, pobre/ric en la població lleidatana.” [with Brian Worsfold]

 Worsfold, Brian. El dèficit generacional: La divisió jove/gran, pobre/ric en la població lleidatana.” [with Emma Domínguez-Rué]


Conference: The 6th International Symposium on Cultural Gerontology – Extending Time, Emerging Realities, Imagining Response. University of Lleida. Lleida. 2008

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. “Good Old Men in the New South: Portraits of Elderly Male Characters in Ellen Glasgow’s Novels.”

Miquel-Baldellou, Marta. “From the young student to the old Caxtonian: Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s lifetime reflections on Victorian ageing.” 

Miquel-Baldellou, Marta. “On Cultural Ageing: Testimonies from Catalonia and England.” DAL-Days 2008. Universitat de Lleida. 2008.


Conference: “The Ageing Jigsaw: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Understanding Old Age.” British Society of Gerontology, 35th Annual Meeting, Bangor, UK. 7-9 September 2006.

Bureu-Ramos, Nela, Marta Miquel-Baldellou, Maricel Oró-Piqueras, Elena Pérez-Serrano, and Brian Worsfold. “Aspects of Ageing in Literature.” [Poster]

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Deep Inside the Experience of Ageing Through Fiction.”

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. “Beyond Dis-Ease: Positive Female Ageing against the Cult of Invalidism in El Piqueras.”


Conference: The Art of Ageing: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference on Textualising the Phases of Life. Lleida. 6-8 November 2003.

Bureu-Ramos, Nela. “Ageing and the Muses.”

Domínguez-Rué, Emma. “Disremembered and Unaccounted For: Toni Morrison’s Beloved.”


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