Rachel Shteir - "Betty Friedan" - Jessica Kirzane

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Event Presenter/Author: 
Rachel Shteir

Rachel Shteir will discuss Betty Friedan: Magnificent Disrupter. She will be joined in conversation by Jessica Kirzane. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

This event will be held in person at The Seminary Co-op.


About the Book: Betty Friedan: Magnificent Disrupter is the first comprehensive biography of Betty Friedan in over 20 years. It provides an even handed look at this iconic, yet flawed figure of the women's movement.

About the Author: Rachel Shteir is the author of three previous books, Striptease: The Untold History of the Girlie Show, Gypsy: The Art of the Tease, and The Steal: A Cultural History of Shoplifting. Her work has appeared in many magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. She is the founder and head of the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism Program at the Theatre School at DePaul University. She holds a DFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama and a BA in Near Eastern Languages and Literatures from the University of Chicago.

About the Interlocutor: Jessica Kirzane is the assistant instructional professor of Yiddish at the University of Chicago and the editor-in-chief of In geveb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies. She is the translator of three works by Miriam Karpilove: Diary of a Lonely Girl, or the Battle Against Free Love (Syracuse UP 2020), Judith (Farlag Press 2022), and A Provincial Newspaper and Other Stories (Syracuse UP 2023).

Event Location: 
Seminary Co-Op
5751 S Woodlawn Ave
Chicago, IL 60615