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.

CFP for non-guaranteed collaborative session MLA 2018

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    Valerie Barnes Lipscomb

    Organization: Age Studies and The Teaching of Literature collaboration
    Title of session: Approaches to Teaching Age in Literature
    Submission requirements: 300-word abstract, brief CV
    Deadline for submissions: 10 March 2017
    Description: How and why do/should faculty incorporate age and/or aging into literature courses? How does the current academic climate present challenges or opportunities?

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