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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 2019

Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education: The Challenges of Adaptability

Falcus, S., Cameron, C. & Halsall, J., 1 Jan 2019, Mentorship, Leadership, and Research: Their Place within the Social Science Curriculum. Snowden, M. & Halsall, J. (eds.). Springer International Publishing AG, p. 129-146 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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).

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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).

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Activities 2016 2018

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

New Historical Perspectives on Ageing and the Life Course

Sarah Falcus (Keynote speaker)
19 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

ESSE 2018

Sarah Falcus (Participant)
29 Aug 20182 Sep 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

Maricel Oró-Piqueras

Sarah Falcus (Host)
2 Jan 201731 Mar 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitor typesHosting an academic visitor

Dementia and Cultural Narrative Symposium

Sarah Falcus (Organiser)
8 Dec 20179 Dec 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Roundtable on Ageing, Embodiment and the Self

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

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk