Re-discovering Age(ing): Narratives of Mentorship


Re-Discovering Age(ing): Narratives of Mentorship


(Published 2019)


Núria Casado-Gual, Emma Domínguez-Rué, and Maricel Oró-Piqueras (Eds.)


Since Mentor, Telemachus’s advisor in Homer’s Odyssey, gave name to the figure of the “wise teacher,” fictional representations of mentoring have permeated different classic and contemporary cultural texts of different literary genres such as fiction, poetry, and life writing. The contributions of this volume analyze this narrative of mentorship that offers a mirror and also a narrative practice through which ageist views of later life (and also of youth) may be undermined, while it, at the same time, enables a study of questions relevant to wisdom in old age.


This volume is a tribute to Brian Worsfold’s and Maria Vidal’s contribution
to aging studies. ENAS would like to thank them for their dedication to
creating synergies among scholars of different fields within
aging studies from all over the world and for mentoring so many members of our growing community.
It was always a pleasure working with you.


ISBN: 978-3-8376-4396-1