Dementia and Culture Narrative

Medina, R. (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description

This symposium will explore the growing body of cultural representations of dementia. We invite papers that analyse not only how forms of dementia are represented, but also how different texts and contexts may occasion innovative textual strategies and demand different ways of reading/viewing. We hope to instigate discussion of dementia in culture across a range of texts and contexts, insisting upon the specificity as well as the shared dimensions of narratives of ageing and illness in the construction of cultural heritage. We welcome papers that analyse cultural narratives and that consider the theoretical and political issues at stake in the area of dementia and cultural narrative.
Period8 Dec 20179 Dec 2017
Event typeConference
LocationBirmingham, United Kingdom
Degree of RecognitionInternational