Age and Aging Studies

from Cradle to Grave


  • Devoney Looser Arizona State University




Author Biography

Devoney Looser, Arizona State University

Devoney Looser, Professor of English at Arizona State University, is the author of two books, Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750–1850 and British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670–1820, and the co-editor of Generations: Academic Feminists in Dialogue. Her essay on Frances Burney in old age recently appeared in Eighteenth-Century Life


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Heath, Kay. Aging by the Book: The Emergence of Midlife in Victorian Britain. Albany: State U of New York P, 2009.

Hutcheon, Linda, and Michael Hutcheon. “Late Style(s): The Ageism of the Singular.” Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities 4 (2012). Web. 2 Sept. 2013 Looser, Devoney. Women Writers and Old Age in Great Britain, 1750–1850. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2008.

———. “Old Age and the End of Oblivion.” Journal of Victorian Culture 16.1 (Apr. 2011): 132–37.

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How to Cite

Looser, D. “Age and Aging Studies: From Cradle to Grave”. Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 25-29, doi:10.7146/ageculturehumanities.v1i.129938.



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