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Centre for Uses of Literature

Aging Cluster

Past events

Monday 27 February, 12:30-13:30 (Romeo/on Zoom)

Reading group meeting on positive/successful aging, with guest Prof. Dr. Mita Banerjee, Chair of American Studies, University of Mainz.

Texts to be discussed:

  • Alexandra M. Hill, 'The Childless Woman as Failure; or, the "Spinster Aunt" as Provocation for the Future'
  • Mita Banerjee and Julia Velten, 'The Elephant in the Living Room: Centenarians' Autobiographies, Co-Authorship and Narratives of Extreme Longevity'

For more details, contact Anita Wohlmann (


Last Updated 22.08.2023