Johns Hopkins University professor Lawrence P. Jackson will take a critical look at Clint Eastwood’s impact on the western film. The author argues that Eastwood, a seminal figure in 1960s “spaghetti” westerns that were linked to the avant-garde and anti-colonialism, regressed the genre in the late 1970s with films such as The Outlaw Josey Wales. Mr. Jackson will also examine how the western continues to be a conduit for thoughts on race and imperialism today.
Lawrence P. Jackson is an English and history professor at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of several books, including Shelter: A Black Tale of Homeland, Baltimore and Chester B. Himes: A Biography.
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Tuesday, October 11 at 7:00pm
Central Library, Poe Reading Room
400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201