Kriebernegg Ulla

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I am particularly interested in how spaces and places of care, particularly long-term institutional care, are narrated in North American film and fiction as such texts play decisive roles in the discursive construction of aging and old age, and, thus, also in the social (re-)imagination of eldercare. I strongly believe in interdisciplinary theoretical and experiential dialogues - and their critical analysis - about the role of space and place in relation to the experience of aging and the life-course.


Keywords: care home stories, space and place, vulnerability, narrative, dementia, literary gerontology, interdisciplinary age studies

Curriculum Vitae

Ulla Kriebernegg is director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care (CIRAC) and Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of Graz. In her research and teaching she focuses on North American literary and cultural studies, Aging and Care Studies, and Medical Humanities. Her latest book, Putting Age in its Place (forthcoming) deals with the spatiality of care in cultural representations of care homes. Ulla is chair of the Age and Care Research Group Graz and deputy chair of the European Network of Aging Studies (ENAS). She co-edits the Aging Studies book series (Transcript), is Associate Editor of The Gerontologist and member of the GSA’s Humanities, Arts, & Cultural Gerontology Panel. Since 2020, she has been a Fellow of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society, Canada. She directs the Graz part of SSHRC's "Aging in Data" project. Ulla has taught internationally (USA, Trinidad & Tobago, Cuba, Uruguay) and has won several teaching and research awards.



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Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.phil.

Ulla Kriebernegg

Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Aging and Care

Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Alterns- und Care-Forschung

Phone:+43 316 380 - 8208

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