The Future Is Certain

Manifesting Age, Culture, Humanities


  • Andrea Charise University of Iowa’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies




Author Biography

Andrea Charise, University of Iowa’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Andrea Charise is a Postdoctoral Fellow-in-Residence at the University of Iowa’s Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. She received her PhD from the Department of English at the University of Toronto where, over the course of her degree, she also participated in the transdisciplinary collabo- rative program “Health Care, Technology, and Place.” Charise’s interest in the literary study of older age stems from ten years of experience working as a medical researcher (primarily in geriatrics), and her research has been published in multiple venues including Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Health Expectations, and English Literary History (ELH).


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How to Cite

Charise, A. . “The Future Is Certain: Manifesting Age, Culture, Humanities”. Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal, vol. 1, Jan. 2014, pp. 11-16, doi:10.7146/ageculturehumanities.v1i.129945.



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