The Baylor University Honors College Lecture Series is a favored pastime of Baylor students and faculty alike is the Honors College Lecture Series, during which time professionals from sundry fields are invited to conduct interactive lectures on a variety of topics — the problems of modernism, the true nature of education, the politics and ethics of immigration, and the philosophical and spiritual significance of contemporary film, to name a few.
Designed to stimulate thought and discussion, the Lecture Series never fails to draw a crowd. Lectures are conducted throughout the fall and spring semesters, and plenty of succulent refreshments always are on hand…but, seating can be difficult to find if you arrive late!
This year our own Professor Farrell O’Gorman gave the Charles G. Smith Lecture in which he presented on Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination. Dr. O’Gorman also recently had a book accepted by the University of Notre Dame Press with a Fall 2017 scheduled publication. His book titled “Catholicism and American Borders in the Gothic Literary Imagination” will feature a discussion of “representations of Catholicism in the work of major American fiction writers from the Revolution up until the present day” and ” considers how Catholic writers such as Flannery O’Connor transformed a national literary tradition that was originally marked by anti-Catholicism” (O’Gorman).