Dr. Randall has over 6o publications to his credit on topics related to narrative, reminiscence, and aging. He has written articles for journals in the fields of gerontology, social work, education, healthcare, and psychology.
JOURNAL ARTICLES Berendonk, C., Blix, B., Randall, W., Caine, V., & Baldwin, C. (2017). Care as narrative practice in the context of long-term care: Theoretical considerations. International Journal of Older Persons Nursing, 12(4). Randall, W., & Khurshid, K. (2017). Narrative development in later life: A novel perspective. Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 3. Randall, W. (2016). Narrative environments for narrative care: The importance of honoring people’s stories. International Journal of Human Caring. 20(3). 1-4. Randall, W., Baldwin, C., McKenzie-Mohr, S., McKim, E., & Furlong, D. (2015). Narrative and resilience: A comparative analysis of how older adults story their lives. Journal of Aging Studies. 34. 155-161. Randall, W. (2013). Aging, irony, and wisdom: On the narrative psychology of later life. Theory & Psychology, 23(2). 164-183. Randall, W. (2013). The importance of being ironic: Narrative openness and personal resilience in later life. The Gerontologist, 53(1). 9-16. Randall, W. (2012). Composing a good strong story: The advantages of a liberal arts environment for experiencing and exploring the narrative complexity of human life. Journal of General Education, 61(3). 277-293. Randall, W. (2012). Positive aging through reading our lives: On the poetics of growing old. Invited contribution to special issue on the legacy of Kenneth Gergen. Psychological Studies, 57(2). Bohlmeijer, E., Westerhof, G., Randall, W., Tromp, T., & Kenyon, G. (2011). Narrative foreclosure in later life: Preliminary considerations for a new sensitizing concept. Journal of Aging Studies, 25(4). 364-370. Randall, W. (2010). The narrative complexity of our past: In praise of memory’s sins. Theory & Psychology, 20(2). 1-23. Randall. W. (2009). Transcending our stories: A narrative perspective on spirituality in later life. Critical Social Work, 10(1). Randall, W. (2008). Getting my stories straight: A narrativist in quest of congruence. Journal of Aging Studies, 22(2). 169-176. Randall, W. (2007). Narrative and chaos: Acknowledging the novelty of lives-in-time. Interchange, 38(4). 367-389. Randall, W. (2007). From computer to compost: Rethinking our metaphors for memory. Theory & Psychology, 17(5). 611-633. Randall, W., Prior, S., & Skarborn, M. (2006). How listeners shape what tellers tell: Patterns of interaction in lifestory interviews and their impact on reminiscence with elderly interviewees. Journal of Aging Studies, 20. 381-396. Randall, W., & McKim, A. E. (2004). Toward a poetics of aging: The links between literature and life. Narrative Inquiry. 14(2), 235-260. Randall, W., & Kenyon, G. (2004). Time, story, and wisdom: Emerging themes in narrative gerontology. Canadian Journal on Aging. 23(3), 333-346. Randall, W. (2002). Teaching story: The pedagogical potential of narrative gerontology. Education & Ageing. 17(1). 55-70. Randall, W. (1999). Narrative intelligence and the novelty of our lives. Journal of Aging Studies. 13(1). 11-28.
Randall, W. (2017). Narrative and life: From ‘so what?’ to ‘what next?’. In B. Schiff, S. Patron, & E. McKim (Eds.). Life and narrative: The risks and responsibilities of storying experience. New York: Oxford University Press. Randall, W. (2012). Beyond healthy aging: The practice of narrative care in gerontology. In L. English (Ed.), Adult education and health (pp. 178-192). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto Press. Randall, W. (2011). Memory, metaphor, and meaning: Reading for wisdom in the stories of our lives. In G. Kenyon, E. Bohlmeijer, & W. Randall (Eds.), Storying later life: Issues, investigations, and interventions in narrative gerontology (pp. 20-38). New York: Oxford University Press. Bohlmeijer, E., Kenyon, G., & Randall, W. (2011). Afterword: Toward a narrative turn in health care. In G. Kenyon, E. Bohlmeijer, & W. Randall (Eds.). Storying later life: Issues, investigations, and interventions in narrative gerontology (pp. 366-380). New York: Oxford University Press. Randall, W. (2010). Storywork: Autobiographical learning in later life. In C. Clark & M. Rossiter (Eds.), Narrative perspectives on adult education: New directions for adult and continuing education, 126. (pp. 25-36). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Randall, W., & Kenyon, G. (2002). Reminiscence as reading our lives: Toward a wisdom environment. In J. Webster & B. Haight (Eds.), Critical advances in reminiscence: Theoretical, empirical, and clinical perspectives (pp. 233-53). New York: Springer. Randall, W. (2001). Storied worlds: Acquiring a narrative perspective on aging, identity, and everyday life. In G. Kenyon, P. Clark, & B. de Vries (Eds.), Narrative gerontology: Theory, research, and practice (pp. 31-62). New York: Springer. [Dutch trans., 2006] Randall, W. (1996). Restorying a life: Adult education and transformative learning. In J. Birren,G.Kenyon, J-E. Ruth, J. Schroots, & T. Svensson (Eds.), Aging and biography: Explorations in adult development (pp. 224-247). New York: Springer.
Kenyon, G., & Randall, W. (2007). Narrative and aging. In J. Birren (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of gerontology (2nd edition). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Randall, W. (2006). Narrative analysis. In R. Schulz (Ed.), Encyclopaedia of aging (4th edition). New York: Springer.