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Cultural Works and “Gray Matters”

“How to” books offer some insight into the experience of growing old, but literature, film, television and art reveal a more in-depth study of aging. This course brings together material from Lem’s 2020 book “Gray Matters” that examines important issues that arise in later life. Besides reflecting on literary sources, research from 200 interviews with individuals over 65 will be shared. Meets 3 Fridays on 3rd Friday of the Month: Sept 17, Oct 15th and Nov 19th.

Session 1: Relationships with Adult Children
Session 2: Gender Differences
Session 3: Intimacy


Ellyn Lem

Dr. Lem teaches a variety of literature and gender studies courses for UWM’s College of General Studies, where she is a full professor. In addition, Lem has published two books, the most recent being “Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the ... read more

Date: 3 Fri, Sept 17-Nov 19

Delivery Method: In-person With Livestream

Time: 12:30-1:45pm CT

Location: UWM Hefter Conference Center or view on Zoom

Instructor: Ellyn Lem

Fee: $20

Program Number: FALL:118

Note: In-person capacity: 38
Livestream capacity: 300

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