How does our perception of ourselves transform as we grow older? In what ways does aging change how we view others? How has the concept of “age” changed over time? Join SU PhD student Matthew Stewart to discuss the texts in this series that explore these and other questions about entering middle age, growing older, caring for aged loved ones, and finding satisfaction in later stages of life.
November 30: A History of Old Age, Pat Thane, ed.
· Read Chapters 1-3, 6-7. Chapters 4-5 optional.
December 14: Literature and Aging: An Anthology, Kohn, Donley, Wear, eds.
· Read selections from “Aging and Identity” (pp. xii to 84) and “Aging and the Family” (151-294). Other sections optional.
Made possible by a grant from Humanities New York.