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Aging, Old Age, Memory, and Aesthetics

Aging, Old Age, Memory & Aesthetics   

This group will build the scholarly foundation for a two-day conference titled Aging, Old Age, Memory and Aesthetics  to be held at the University of Toronto 25-27 March 2011.  The working group brings together an interdisciplinary set of graduate and postdoctoral students and faculty who are currently researching age studies in the humanities.  Together we will read assigned scholarly texts drawn from a range of disciplinary perspectives that address critical issues pertaining to aging.  Half the meetings will be reserved to discuss our research/work in progress.  We will also invite a speaker for a workshop session on his or her research followed by a lecture later in the day.  A joint publication of papers emerging from our work is planned.

Members are engaged in research projects related to our focus on aging, old age, memory, and aesthetics, ranging from aesthetic and clinical explorations of failing memory to explorations of late style in opera, the Victorian novel, and Renaissance art, to analyses of aging, isolation, and disability, to interventions in the debates over definitions and evaluative models in the philosophy of care.

LEADMarlene Goldman, English (UTSC)

Adrienne Chambon, Social Work
Katja Goebs, Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
Linda Hutcheon, English/Comparative Literature
Michael Hutcheon, Medicine
Ian Lancashire, English
Jill Matus, English
Lynn MacDonald, Social Work
Phillip Sohm, Art   

Andrea Charise, English
Michael Collins, English
Sarah De John, English
Rona McDonald, Rehabilitation Science
Ainslie Moorhouse, Drama
Katie Mullins, English
Angelo Murreda, English
Amelia DeFalco, Ph.D. English (McMaster)


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