038: Aging, Care, and Humor

12:00 PM–1:15 PM Thursday, Jan 3, 2019 (US - Central)

Hyatt Regency - Toronto

Session Information


1: What’s So Funny about Women and Age? Psychoanalysis, Humor, and Cathleen Schine’s Recent Novels

Nancy C. Backes, Cardinal Stritch U

2: ‘We Hang Up Laughing’: Laughter, Dementia, and the Subject

Elizabeth Claire Barry, U of Warwick

3: Not Your (Grand)Mother’s Golden Years (or Is It?): An Analysis of the Aging Women Trope in Theater and Popular Culture

Deborah Kochman, Florida State U

4: Comedy, Caring Tropes, and Broken Bodies

Janna Klostermann, Carleton U


Sally Chivers, Trent U