In The New York Times bestseller Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Jennifer Keishin Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of the American television phenomenon Seinfeld, going behind the scenes to deconstruct the groundbreaking creation of comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld.
As the latest speaker in the acclaimed Roland Quest Lecture Series at Elmhurst College, Armstrong will discuss Seinfeld, its legacy, and how the show became a cultural sensation that changed television and made its way into the real world.
Armstrong is the TV columnist for BBC Culture and a former writer for Entertainment Weekly. She also has written a cultural history of The Mary Tyler Moore Show and is working on a book about the hit HBO series Sex and the City.
Armstrong’s talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, in the Founders Lounge of the Frick Center. After the lecture, Armstrong will be available to sign books. Copies of Seinfeldia and Mary and Lou and Rhoda and Ted will be available for purchase at the event. Admission is $10 and tickets are available online. Space permitting, tickets also may be available at the door on the night of the event. Admission is free for Elmhurst College students, faculty, staff and alumni, but tickets must be reserved in advance.