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By Sara M. Deats,Lagretta Lenker

Viewing creative works during the lens of either modern gerontological idea and postmodernist ideas, the contributing students research literary remedies, cinematic depictions, and inventive snap shots of getting older from Shakespeare to Hemingway, from Horton Foote to Disney, from Rembrandt to Alice Neale, whereas additionally evaluating the attitudes towards getting older in local American, African American, and Anglo American literature. The examples show that lengthy sooner than gerontologists recommended a Janus-faced version of getting older, artists have been celebrating the range of the aged, hard the bio-medical equation of senescence with inevitable senility. Underlying all of this dialogue is the company conviction that cultural texts build in addition to encode the normal perceptions in their society; that literature, the humanities, and the media not just reflect society's mores yet may also aid to create and implement them.

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