What images come to mind with the words “women”, “aging”, “old”, even “elderly”? Are they stereotypes? Are there any positive associations?
The thirteen contributions to this newly published anthology explore a broad range of images of old women, ranging from medieval “old wives” to contemporary re-imaginations of shamans and witches and empowering self-portraits. These studies of varied representations of “old women” offer fresh perspectives and an engaging dialogue about society’s values and preconceptions regarding the wisdom of our elders and the “golden years” in different times and cultures.
To celebrate the recent publication of this anthology, its editors, NJCU professor, Midori Yoshimoto, and Pratt Institute professor, Frima Fox Hofrichter will jointly introduce the contributors who will provide a short highlight of their chapters. In the following Q & A, the audience members are welcome to ask questions or comment. Speakers will include several HNA members, including Frima Fox Hofrichter, Zirka Z. Filipczak, Jane Kromm, Paul Crenshaw, and Diane Wolfthal, along with M.E. Warlick, Carol Ivory, Vanessa Rocco, Ruth Epstein, Rachel Middleman, and Midori Yoshimoto. Bloomsbury, the publisher of the book is providing 35% discount to the attendees of the talk.
The book launch will be held online via Zoom on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. To register for the event, please click here.
For the event flyer, which includes information and an order form for the published anthology from Bloomsbury, please click the link below: