SHARING STORIES (THEIRS AND OURS): ENCOUNTERS WITH EMPOWERMENT, AGENCY, EDUCATION, AND RECONCILIATION
We are both drawn to the stories humans tell. Together we will explore stories of empowerment, agency, education, and reconciliation associated with personal lives, social and political action, and public performance. We will treat the city of London as a unique performative space capable of rendering meaning when placed in the broader context of its expressions of culture, society, religion, and politics. In addition to encountering London through the traditional storytelling and performance venues for which the city is known, students will also explore stories in the city’s parks and greenspaces, markets, and restaurants, religious and government buildings, and other cultural sites. Our studies will also take us from London to Northern Ireland and parts of Germany.