If you live in or near Waco, Texas, a city of which I am greatly fond, you might want to know that I’ll be giving a pair of lectures this coming weekend at Baylor University, an institution of which I’m no less fond.
On Saturday I’ll be talking about Whit Stillman’s movies at a conference called “Faith and Film,” and on Monday I’ll be delivering Baylor’s Laura Blanche Jackson Endowed Memorial Lectureship in World Issues. I don’t usually give speeches about foreign policy, but it happens that this particular lecture, “The Story of Ambassador Satch: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, and International Relations,” deals with a subject about which I think it would be fair to say that I do know a little something.
Alas, the Stillman lecture is part of a symposium that is now booked solid, but my Armstrong lecture is open to the public. It will begin at seven p.m. at Baylor’s Paul W. Powell Chapel. For more information, go here.