Stories are often Ideologically complex and yet can imaginatively and socially liberating. Beginning with some stories of birth and war that were popular during the Catholic Vs Reformation struggles in early modern England, we will consider the role of stories in shaping social assumptions. How do stories reflect and influence our own cultural horizons, and how can stories help in spiritual reflection?
Dr. Carolyn Whitney-Brown grew up in the Waterloo area and studied at the University of Waterloo for two and a half years before graduating in English and Christianity and Culture from the University of Toronto. She received her MA and Ph.D. from Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) in English Literature. She has been involved in many kinds of feminist study and support groups and has acted as a spiritual director in Wales, Kenya, and Guelph. Currently, Dr. Whitney-Brown is a member of the Daybreak L’Arche community in Richmond Hill.