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.

Honoring Margaret Morganroth Gullette in Chicago

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    Nancy C. Backes

    I am very pleased to let you know that Margaret Morganroth Gullette is being awarded the MLA Prize for Independent Scholars for her book, Ending Ageism; Or, How Not To Shoot Old People. This honor will be presented at the MLA Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 5 January, at 7:00 p.m. in the Sheraton Ballroom I-IV of the Sheraton Grand Hotel. Margaret’s many books and tireless work have advanced the field of age studies. Hope to see you at the ceremony to join in the applause for this well-deserved recognition.

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