The mission of the TC Age Studies forum is to benefit the association by serving as a valuable resource for researchers and educators in the field of age studies. To achieve this goal, researchers explore the implications of age differences across the lifespan and the intersections of age with other categories of identity in literature, media, and culture, particularly focusing on considerations of aging and old age. Educators incorporate age studies concepts into pedagogies of literature, language, and writing. We encourage scholars to explore the impact of their own and others’ age-based stereotypes, the benefits and frustration of aging, and the potential inherent in aging and old age beyond the boundaries of essentialist, reductive valuations. The TC Age Studies forum supports examinations of cultural assumptions and research about age and age-based discriminations, including responses and resistance.
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Age Studies Panels at Seattle Convention
Attending the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle? Panels 86, 219, 292, and 517 connect in fresh ways to age studies. […]
|Nancy C. Backes||13 December 2019||13 December 2019|
Nominating and Voting
Nominated anyone yet? This is an invitation for you to nominate someone–self nominations welcome–for a position on the TC: Age […]
|Nancy C. Backes||16 November 2019||16 November 2019|