Special Issue on Narratives of Aging in the Nineteenth Century, edited by Alice Crossley and Amy Culley, University of Lincoln, UK
Issue 5 will explore new directions in studies of aging in the nineteenth century. It responds to the burgeoning critical interest of humanities scholars in age, aging, and stages of life from childhood to old age in the literature and culture of the period. The articles in the volume emerged from the conference ‘Narratives of Aging in the Nineteenth Century’, held at the University of Lincoln in July 2019, which brought together international scholars at different stages of their careers from literary studies, history, art history, and social science. This multidisciplinary perspective will be central to the volume, which will explore the experiences, conceptions, and representations of the aging process in a variety of media, forms, and genres across the nineteenth century.