Putting Age in its Place

Where do you want to live as you grow older? That’s a question for you, whether you’re 9 or 99. In this episode, we put aging in place, with the help of literature and the imagination.

Host Sally Chivers and guest Ulla Kriebernegg talk about nursing home escape stories, Canadian Literature, King Lear, and what they tell us about how space matters. Because, as Ulla explains, where you are when you age affects who you can be.

Wrinkle Radio is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through the Aging in Data Research Project.

Transcripts and shownotes available at https://sallychivers.ca/wrinkleradio/



Dr. Sally Chivers
Professor, Gender & Social Justice and English, Trent University, Ontario

Sally Chivers is Full Professor of Gender & Social Justice and English as well as a Founding Executive Member and Past Director of the Trent Centre for Aging & Society. She was honoured with the 2021 Distinguished Research Award in recognition of her prolific scholarship and international reputation as a leader in the interdisciplinary fields of age and disability studies, health humanities, and cultural gerontology.

Her research focuses on the hidden or ignored contributions of older adults and people with disabilities, especially those who too often get pushed outside the frame. Specifically, she studies the cultural politics of aging and disability, especially within film