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I joined the University of Huddersfield in 2008, having taught previously at a number of universities, including The Open University. I was awarded a PhD on the novels of Michèle Roberts from the University of Aberdeen in 2002. I also completed a PGCE in Further and Higher Education at the University of Wolverhampton in 2002. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Writing beyond the second wave: ageing into postfeminism and beyond
  • The ageing female body in literature and culture
  • Narrating dementia
  • Writing the third and fourth ages
  • Ageing across and between generations in literature

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Research Output 2002 2018

Approaches to Old Age: Perspectives from the Twenty-First Century

Oró-Piqueras, M. & Falcus, S. 22 Feb 2018 In : European Journal of English Studies. 22, 1, 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

The uneasy partnership of feminism and ageing in Carol Shields’s Unless

Falcus, S. 22 Dec 2017 In : Journal of Romance Studies. 17, 3, p. 311-326 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

twenty-first century

Wicked Weldon: The ‘F Word’ and the Older Woman

Falcus, S. 2016 Literary Creativity and the Older Woman Writer: A Collection of Critical Essays. Casado-Gual, N., Dominguez-Rue, E. & Worsfold, B. J. (eds.). Peter Lang Publishing Group, p. 273-294 22 p. (Critical Perspectives on English and American Literature, Communication and Culture; vol. 15)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Alternative futures: Ageing and Identity in Contemporary Women’s Writing

Falcus, S. 2015 Conditioned Identities: Wished-for and Unwished-for Identities. Sabate, F. (ed.). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang Publishing Group, p. 303-322 20 p. (Identities; vol. 4)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Dementia, care and time in post-war Japan: The Twilight Years, Memories of Tomorrow and Pecoross' Mother and Her Days

Sako, K. & Falcus, S. 1 Nov 2015 In : Feminist Review. 111, 1, p. 88-108 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dementia Care

Activities 2016 2018

  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor

New Historical Perspectives on Ageing and the Life Course

Falcus, S. (Keynote speaker)
19 Mar 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Maricel Oró-Piqueras

Falcus, S. (Host)
2 Jan 201731 Mar 2017

Activity: Hosting an academic visitor

Dementia and Cultural Narrative Symposium

Falcus, S. (Organiser)
8 Dec 20179 Dec 2017

Activity: Organising a conference, workshop, ...

Roundtable on Ageing, Embodiment and the Self

Falcus, S. (Invited speaker), Jonathan Cole (Speaker), Katsura Sako (Speaker), Christopher Vassilas (Speaker)
18 Mar 2016

Activity: Invited talk