Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics: March 25-27th, 2011, University of Toronto [UPDATE]
Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Kathleen Woodward (Washington), Stephen Katz (Trent), Philip Sohm (Toronto)
Selected conference presentations will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal "Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities" (http://arcade.stanford.edu/journals/occasion).
Complete CFP and conference details available here: http://sites.google.com/site/agingoldagememoryaesthetics/.
This conference is interested in theorizations and analyses of literature and the arts that consider how aging is portrayed and experienced in light of social, political, scientific and cultural contexts that support diverse speculations about old age, aging, memory and aesthetics. In using the term aesthetics, we are drawing attention to the arts, aesthetic practices, theories of art, and modes of representation as they pertain to aging and memory. We look forward to presentations that analyze a variety of theoretical, thematic, and disciplinary approaches that remain linked by the consistent placement of old age and aging at the centre of concentrated investigation. We are also recruiting creative submissions by artists whose work is concerned with the images generated by old age. Please send your 300-word proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday October 1, 2010 (EARLY SUBMISSIONS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED).
This event is supported by the Graduate Department of English and the Institute for Life Course and Aging, Faculty of Medicine, at The University of Toronto.