Source: University of Regina
Writing life: truth, politics and power in personal narratives
October 23, 2006
The word "I" is the most commonly used word in the English language, but what do we mean when we use it? To whom are we referring when "I" is spoken? A simple and unassuming pronoun can have profound implications on our place and meaning in the world. The Nourishing Thoughts at the Food Bank lecture series begins its fall season with a talk by Christine Crowe, "Writing Life: Negotiating Truth, Politics and Power in Personal Narratives", on Tues., Oct. 24 at 11:45 a.m. at the Regina and District Food Bank’s Education Centre (425 Winnipeg Street). The lecture is open to all and lunch is provided free of charge. The public is encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation.
Drawing upon her research with Australian aboriginal women, Crowe explores questions about how we approach, define and represent personal identity through the use of narrative, stories and memory. She suggests that if our identities are created through the stories we tell about ourselves and the stories others tell about us, then perhaps it is the intersection of these narratives that provides the most dynamic and powerful place for social and political empowerment. Crowe is the head of the Credit Studies Division, Centre of Continuing Education at the University of Regina.
Nourishing Thoughts at the Food Bank is a lunchtime lecture series sponsored by the Centre for Continuing Education at the University of Regina, in partnership with the Regina and District Food Bank.
For more information, call 585-5819.