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Yaqian Xu

I am a Warwick-CSC funded PhD student in the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick. I specialize in aging studies and contemporary American fiction. My PhD project focuses on the embodied experience of ageing character in American fiction. My research explores the relationship between the social discourses of ageing and ageing sexuality, masculinity, femininity and other bodily dimensions in later life. My research intends to discover the diversity of embodied experiences of ageing individuals, the alternative discourses of ageing that go beyond the decline narrative and successful ageing and finally ways to breach the binary of youth/age and body/mind in later life.


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