Núria Casado Gual is an Associate teacher in the English and Linguistics department at the University of Lleida. Her doctoral thesis was about the dramatization of racism in the work of Edgar Nkosi White (2006), and she has published several articles about him and other contemporary dramatists. Her current field of investigation is cultural gerontology, looking at literature, cinema and theatre. As currently the principal researcher of the Grup Dedal-Lit, she has dedicated more than a decade to the study of ageing and literature. She has co-edited the volumes The Polemics of Ageing as Reflected in Literatures in English (2004) and Literary Creativity and the Older Woman Writer: A Collection of Critical Essays (2016). She has been the main researcher in the project "Ageing and gender in the contemporary literary creation in English" (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 2013-2015), and currently is co-principal researcher, together with Fidel Molina-Luque, of the projects “Healthy Ageing, Creativity and Narrative" (Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness 2016-2020) and “Healthy Ageing, Quality of Life and Intergenerational Relationships" (INDEST, University of Lleida 2017-2018). Recently she has been following part of her research in theatre and ageing at the Keele Centre for Ageing Research of Keele University (United Kingdom) with the José de Castillejo programme of the Ministry of Education (2018), as well as in the work group "Performance and Age" linked to the Canadian Association of Theatre Studies. Núria Casado participates in theatre as an actress and playwright as well as directing university workshops. Six of her plays have been published to date.
SCIENTIFIC OUTPUT OF THIS PROJECT:
Casado-Gual, Núria. “Lessons from a Dignus Old Poet: Insights on Ageing and Creativity through Joan Margarit’s Late-Life Works”. 1st INDEST International Conference on Social and Territorial Development. University of Lleida, 23rd and 24th November 2017.
Casado-Gual, Núria. "Old Pillars for Future Buildings: Joan Margarit's Late-Life Lessons on Writing and Living". 40th International Conference of the British Society of Gerontology. University of Manchester, UK, 4-6 July 2018.
Casado-Gual, Núria. "Exploring Old Age Theatrically-Wise: Later-Life Creativity and the Discourses of Ageing through the Lens of Senior Theatre." International Symposium Cultural Perspectives on Ageing. Hannover-Herrenhausen, 28-30 Novembre 2018.
Casado-Gual, Núria. "Staging and Extending Age-wise Circles of Conversation: The Case of Three British Senior Theatre Companies." Canadian Association for Theatre Research Annual Conference, "Circles of Conversation", University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2-6 Juny 2019.
Casado-Gual, Núria, Domínguez-Rué, Emma, Oró-Piqueras, Maricel, eds. Re-Discovering Age(ing): Narratives of Mentorship. Wetzlar: Transcript, 2019. 181 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8376-4396-1.
Casado-Gual, Núria, Domínguez-Rué, Emma, Oró-Piqueras, Maricel. "Of Wisdom, Growth and Gratitude: Revisiting the Mentor Figure within the Framework of Ageing Studies." In: Re-Discovering Age(ing): Narratives of Mentorship. Eds: Núria Casado-Gual, Emma Domínguez-Rué and Maricel Oró-Piqueras. Wetzlar: Transcript, 2019. Pp 9-17. ISBN: 978-3-8376-4396-1.
Casado-Gual, Núria. "Literary Mentors for Life: Joan Margarit's Lessons on Poetry and Ageing in New Letters to a Young Poet." In: Re-Discovering Age(ing): Narratives of Mentorship. Eds: Núria Casado-Gual, Emma Domínguez-Rué and Maricel Oró-Piqueras. Wetzlar: Transcript, 2019, p87-104. ISBN: 978-3-8376-4396-1.
Casado-Gual, Núria. "Staging the 'Crisis of Aging': Old Age as the New Apocalypse in The Children, and Escaped Alone". Understanding the Discourse of Aging: A Multifaceted Perspective. Vicent Salvador and Agnese Sampietro (eds.). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020. 233-258.
"Age and Performance: Expanding Intersectionalities": CATR Conference, Kingston, Ontario, 28 May 2018.
Conference Keynote Speaker:
Casado-Gual, Núria. "From Literary Gerontology to Theatre and Age Studies: A Personal Journey". Late-Life Creativity Showcase. KCAR, Keele University, UK, 28 June 2018.
Molina-Luque, Fidel, Casado-Gual, Núria i Sanvicén-Torné, Paquita. “Mujeres mayores también activas, creativas y fuertes: modelos para romper estereotipos”. Revista Prisma Social. (2018): 21. 43-74. Issn: 1989-3469.
Casado-Gual, Núria. "Lessons from an Older Poet: The Meanings of Ageing in Joan Margarit's Late-life Poetry." Catalan Review, issue 33, 2019, pp39-54. ISSN: 0213-5949
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.
SCIENTIFIC OUTPUT IN PARALLEL WITH THE PROJECT AND DIRECTLY RELATED TO ITS MAIN TOPIC:
Casado Gual, Núria. Prime Time. Sèrie Teatre. Edicions i Publicacions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2017.
Casado, Gual, Núria. Prime Time. Trans. Marta Miquel i Brian Worsfold. Sèrie Dedal-Lit. Edicions i Publicacions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2018
Casado, Núria, Escobosa, Gisel.la, Mas, Guillem, eds. Not about You and Life Is for the Living: Two University Plays. Lleida: Edicions i Publicacions de la Universitat de Lleida, 2020. Disponible en: https://www.publicacions.udl.
Casado-Gual, Núria. "Changing the Face of Catalan Theatre: New Portraits of Old Age in Two Contemporary Dramatic Comedies". In Falcus, Sarah, Medina, Raquel, Hartung, Heike, eds. Bloomsbury Handbook of Ageing in Contemporary Literature and Film. Bloomsbury (libro en revisión)
Casado-Gual, Núria, e Inesa Shevchenko. “Disrupting Temporalities, Multiplying the Self: An Age-Studies Approach to Two Contemporary Plays.” Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (accepted for publication).
Playwriting Seminar with the Senior Theatre Company "Ages and Stages" (New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK), 5 and 16 July 2018.
Interviews with members of the UK Senior Theatre Company "Ages and Stages" (New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme), "Elders Company" (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester) and "Feeling Good" (Playhouse Theatre, Leeds).