Invited Talk at McMaster’s Gilbrea Center (October 2019)

On October 3rd 2019, we presented at the The Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging about some aspects our our ongoing American Library Association-funded reading guide that collects comics and graphic novels depicting older adult characters and later life experiences. The core of the presentation discussed how characters “do” older age as narrated and visualized throughout the included comics and how characters learn to age against different societal expectations. They examine how these comics both resist stereotypical assumptions and ageist narratives while simultaneously yielding to the seduction of successful aging.

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