Dissertation Advisor(s): Vicki Mahaffey
"'Nothing by Change': Women's Economies of Aging, 1919-1939"
Associate Professor of English, Coastal Carolina University and Co-Editor of Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal.
Cynthia Port completed her Ph.D. in English at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in British modernism and twentieth century women's literature. Her dissertation, entitled "'Nothing but Change': Women's Economies of Aging 1919-1939," explores the ways in which female novelists between the two World Wars articulated and redefined the implications of aging through gendered models of accumulation, loss, and exchange. Dr. Port received a BA from Barnard College and an MA in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. Her work has been published in the U.K. journal Women: A Cultural Review and in Doris Lessing Studies and will be forthcoming in a collection entitled Metaphors of Economy (Rodopi Press) and in two volumes of the Spanish Dedal-Lit series, Women and Aging and The Art of Aging.