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Aging Gracefully and Disgracefully, Lecture, Jan. 23
January 10, 2013 -
PHOTO COURTESY OF CAROLA KAPLAN
Carola Kaplan, Ph.D will give a lecture at the Topanga Library on aging well.
Carola Kaplan, Ph.D., Psy.D., an English professor, author, and psychoanalyst in private practice in Encino and Topanga, will present a talk and discussion about aging on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at the Topanga Library.
The event, Aging Gracefully and Disgracefully in Edith Pearlmans Binocular Vision, is co-sponsored by the Library and the Canyon Sages.
The talk focuses on Pearlman, a prize-winning writer, who is frequently compared with master storytellers John Updike and Alice Munro, and will be followed by a discussion.
Many of the elegant, subtle, and beautifully crafted stories in her 2011 collection deal particularly well with the problems, pleasures, and perplexities of aging, says Kaplan, the author of two books and numerous articles on modernist and contemporary literature.
Combining her interests in literature and psychoanalysis, Kaplans current writing project focuses on the treatment of aging in psychoanalysis and literature. She lives with her husband in Topanga.
She retired after thirty years as Professor of English at California State University, Pomona. After graduating with a second doctorate in psychoanalysis from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, she embarked on a second career as a psychotherapist. In addition, she is a faculty member at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, where she just completed teaching a course on Dissociation in Psychoanalysis and Literature.