Global Aging: Arts and Culture

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20 March 2010. "Global Aging: Arts and Culture," a session at the Modern Language Association conference, 6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles, CA; session sponsored by the Age Studies Discussion Group. What the visions of aging in a graying world? This panel explores the diversity of representations of youth and aging from Asia, Australia, Africa and North and South America. It seeks perspectives that cross religious, ethnic and national boundaries. We are interested in both the differing and common themes in artistic and cultural portrayals of the stages of human life from around the world. 300+word abstracts to Ted Anton, tanton@depaul.edu