By Sara M. Deats,Lagretta Lenker
Viewing creative works throughout the lens of either modern gerontological thought and postmodernist thoughts, the contributing students study literary remedies, cinematic depictions, and creative 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 display that lengthy sooner than gerontologists recommended a Janus-faced version of getting older, artists have been celebrating the variety of the aged, tough 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 replicate society's mores yet may also support to create and implement them.
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