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127. Literature without Borders: The North American Network in Aging Studies (NANAS)

Thursday, 9 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m., McHenry, Chicago Marriott

A special session

Presiding: Leni Marshall, Univ. of Wisconsin, Stout

Speakers: Nancy C. Backes, Cardinal Stritch Univ.; Suzanne Bailey, Trent Univ.; Kate de Medeiros, Miami Univ., Oxford; Erin Lamb, Hiram Coll.; Valerie B. Lipscomb, Univ. of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee; Roberta Maierhofer, Univ. of Graz; Cynthia R. Port, Coastal Carolina Univ.

Session Description:

This panel highlights literary scholarship's potential in responding to the call, "How can medical, social sciences, and humanities researchers collaborate to improve the health, care, and quality of life for people approaching old age?" Attendees are invited to join the immediate and larger scholarly conversations through the MLA's Age Studies Discussion Group and the newly formed NANAS.


  • Genre, Theory, Method – Literature and Other Arts, Humanities, Law, Psychology, Science, and Sociology

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