Maricel Oró-Piqueras is an assistant professor in the Department of English and Linguistics at the University of Lleida. She has also been a member of the Dedal-Lit research group since it began working on fictional images of ageing and old age in 2002. She specializes in cultural studies and gender studies. She has disseminated her research at national and international conferences and has published articles in recognized journals within these areas such as Journal of Ageing Studies, Journal of English Studies, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction and in international collections of research articles. She is editor of Serializing Age: Ageing and Old Age in TV Series (Bielefield: Transcript, 2016), with Dr. Anita Wohlmann, and of EJES N. 22 "Approaches to Old Age", with Dr. Sarah Falcus.


Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Ageing and Wisdom in Julian Barnes’s The Lemon Table”. I Congrés Internacional INDEST: Desenvolupament Social i Territorial. Universitat de Lleida. 23 -24 November 2017.

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Identifying Mortality as a Human Commonality in Julian Barnes’s Pulse”. EASA Biennial Conference. Nationalism, Old and New. 17-19 January 2018.

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “The Pain and Irony of Death through Julian Barnes’s Memoirs Nothing to Be Frightened Of and Levels of Life”. IV Congreso Internacional de los textos del cuerpo. Autoría encarnadas: representaciones intermediáticas y sexuadas de la creación cultural. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 16-20 abril 2018.

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Exploring the path to death through Julian Barnes’s older characters: between irony and melancholic meditation”. Journal of Aging Studies. Vol. 44. 15-21. 2018. DOI:  10.1016/j.jaging.2017.09.004

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “The multiple faces of aging into wisdom in Julian Barnes’s The Lemon Table”. The Gerontologist, 2019, pp. 1–8 doi:10.1093/geront/gnz089

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Escriure es viure amb més intensitat: Conversa sobre la creativitat i el pas del temps amb Maria Barbal”. Anuari de Filologia. Literatures Contemporànies. 2019. Pp. 91-100.

Oró-Piqueras, Maricel, Domínguez-Rué, Emma, Mina-Riera, Núria, y Casado-Gual, Núria. "La lectura y escritura creativa como herramientas de análisis y transformación de la vejez: un taller con mayores". Artículo en proceso de evaluación en revista científica.

Pujolràs-Noguer, Esther, Emma Domínguez-Rué, and Maricel Oró-Piqueras. 2021. “Exploring the Interstices of Aging and Narrative Agency in M.G. Vassanji’s The Book of Secrets and Abdulrazak Gurnah’s By the Sea.” Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses. nº 82, pp. 79-93. DOI: 10.25145/j.recaesin.2021.82.06

Conference Papers:

- Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Grandmothers in Maria Barbal’s and Penelope Lively’s novels: Between asexuality and wisdom”. XXII Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Literatura General y Comparada. Universidad de Granada, 15-16 de marzo de 2019.

- Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. “Cheer Up! Death is round the Corner”. Death, Aging, and Irony in Julian Barnes’s Works”. TrentAging 2019. Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 28-31 May 2019.

 - Oró-Piqueras, Maricel; Casado-Gual, Núria. “Care as the Encounter of Otherness in Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van”. Ageing, Illness, Care in Cultural and Literary Narratives. University of Huddersfield, UK. 5-6 September 2019.


Oró-Piqueras, Maricel; Falcus, Sarah. "Im(mortality), ageing and generation in recent speculative fiction." International Symposium Aging Experiments: Futures and Fantasies of Old Age. September 26th 2020. UCD Humanities Institute Dublin. (via zoom)