Jour Fixe: "The Science and Fiction of Ageing" (Special Jour Fixe on topic of the year "Ageing")

Dienstag, 11. Dezember 2018
15.15 – 16.45 Uhr

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Jeff Kochan (Associated Fellow / Philosophy) and Jennifer Randerath (Research Fellow / Psychology)

"The Science and Fiction of Ageing"

This Jour Fixe offers a combined look at ageing from the perspectives of science and literature. Jeff Kochan begins by reading brief excerpts from his translation of Francesco Micieli’s novella, Hundert Tage mit meiner Grossmutter (One Hundred Days with my Grandmother). Jennifer Randerath then introduces aspects of neuropsychological research on stroke and dementia as diseases of the ageing brain. Jeff Kochan finishes by reading his short story ‘Anti-Gravity,’ which explores the anxiety caused by dementia as a threat in later life. Audience participants are then invited to discuss the topic, including the question of whether science and literature may be usefully combined in addressing matters of pressing public importance.

Foto: AU Photo, Aarhus University, Denmark
Foto: AU Photo, Aarhus University, Denmark