The Baylor Libraries Symposium highlights research and scholarship at Baylor by recognizing the major anniversary of a significant publication. Each year a particular work is chosen based on its cross-disciplinary appeal in the humanities, arts and/or sciences.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Jones Library, Room 200
Co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, the Louise Herrington School of Nursing and the Department of Modern Foreign Languages
This year's symposium recognizes The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan. Published in February 1963, Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique sparked the beginning of the second-wave of feminism in the United States. Building upon the suffrage movement of the late 19th and early 20th century, Friedan was influenced by works such as Simone de Beauvoir's The Second Sex, and she describes "the problem that has no name," or the widespread unhappiness of women in the 1950s and early 1960s. Fifty years later as we enter into the fourth wave of feminism with Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In, some of the barriers to women have been removed while other subtle ones remain.
We invite you to join us for engaging panel discussions and the keynote presentation at this year's symposium.