'And Yet I Remember' - Ageing and Old(er) Age in English Drama between 1660 and the 1750s
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Katarzyna Bronk-Bacon is Assistant Professor in the Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. She teaches the History of English Literature but specialises in Restoration theatre and drama. She has been exploring representations and dramatisations of ageing and old age and her current research on the matters of senescence, titled «Embodied sites of memory? Investigations into the definitions and representations of old age and ageing in English drama between 1660 and 1750», is supported by a grant from the Polish National Science Centre. She is the editor of «Experienc’d Age knows what for Youth is fit»?: Generational and Familial Conflict in British and Irish Drama and Theatre (Peter Lang, 2019).
«And yet I remember» explores representations of ageing and old age in English drama from 1660 to the 1750s. Within these approximately ninety years, England witnessed significant developments in medicine and the advent of sentimental philosophy, which began to transform attitudes toward old age and ageing.