Priscilla Layne

Priscilla Layne was born in Evanston, IL in 1981 and spent her childhood and early adulthood in Chicago. She studied comparative literature at the University of Chicago and received her PhD in German from the University of California at Berkeley. She is now Professor of German and Adjunct Associate Professor of African Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her book, White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture, was published in 2018 by the University of Michigan Press. She has also published essays on Turkish German culture, translation, punk and film. She recently translated Olivia Wenzel’s debut novel, _1000 Coils of Fea_r, from German into English. And she is currently finishing a manuscript on Afro German Afrofuturism and acritical guide to Rainer Maria Fassbinder’s film The Marriage of Maria Braun.

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Birgit Weyhe Priscilla Layne

The white German graphic novelist Birgit Weyhe teaches at a US college through an academic exchange program. At a conference of American Germanists in the Midwest, she is accused of cultural expropriation. Is she exploiting her privileges as a white writer when she tells stories about Black people? She meets Priscilla Layne, an African American

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    Erscheint im Frühjahr 2024
    29. April 2024