Núria Casado-Gual


Núria Casado-Gual is Associate Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures of the University of Lleida (Catalonia, Spain), where she teaches literature and drama in English and directs a theatre workshop since 2013. As a member of the research group Grup Dedal-Lit, which has focused on ageing studies and literature for more than two decades, she has conducted research on theatrical, literary and cinematic representations of ageing. As the group’s Principal Investigator between 2013 and 2022, she led three competitive projects in the field of cultural gerontology that examined the intersection between age, gender and creativity, as well as narrative expressions of later life. She has co-edited three volumes of essays on literary representations of ageing and a special issue on age and performance for Theatre Research in Canada, and has published chapters and articles on cultural interpretations of old age in relevant volumes for the field as well as in international journals such as Aging & Society, The Gerontologist, New Theatre Quarterly, and Feminist Media Studies. Núria Casado-Gual is also a theatre practitioner, and part of her creative work as a playwright is closely related to her research. Eight of her plays have been published to date in Catalan and English.

Keynote Presentation (2023): Old Age in the Spotlight: Towards an Anti-ageist Theatre in the Times of the ‘New Normal’

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