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Dr. Priscilla Layne on UNC “Well Said” Podcast

February 22, 2019

One of our faculty members, Dr. Priscilla Layne, speaks about her founding interest in German and how that turned into an academic career. The podcast is part of UNC’s “Well Said” series which is a weekly podcast on Wednesdays where you … Read more

German Comic about Dr. Layne published on the Tagesspiegel

February 18, 2019

A German comic was created displaying one of our faculty members, Dr. Priscilla Layne life’s journey. The comic was created by Birgit Weyhe, a comic book artist that Dr. Layne met while staying in Berlin in the previous fall.

‘White Rebels in Black’: An Interview with Priscilla Layne

January 25, 2019

Professor Priscilla Layne did a recent interview with Kira Thurman, Assistant Professor of History and Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Michigan about her new book  White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture. The interview was … Read more

GSLL Phi Beta Kappa Inductees Fall 2018

December 6, 2018

Phi Beta Kappa recently inducted 190 new students in Fall 2018, 4 of whom are students from GSLL. Clara Marcelle Shirley Schwamm, a senior with Information Science and Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures majors and a mathematics minor, daughter … Read more

Jonathan Hess Memorial Roundtable

October 31, 2018

The German Studies Association organized a “Jonathan Hess Memorial Roundtable” at its forty-second annual conference held in Pittsburgh between September 27 and September 30. More than a hundred people, including many of Professor Hess’s former doctoral students as well as … Read more

Phi Beta Kappa Inductees

March 26, 2018

Phi Beta Kappa recently inducted 190 new students, 7 of whom are students from GSLL. Meg Keeter Fletcher, a senior with linguistics and Hispanic linguistics majors and a Russian language and culture minor, daughter of Lyn Fletcher and Jimmy Fletcher … Read more

From Multicultural Chicago to a Career in German

January 24, 2018

By Priscilla Layne, assistant professor of German in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages in the UNC College of Arts and Sciences When people hear I’m a German professor, they ask me two questions: Do I have German relatives? … Read more

Great Books Reading Group: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

December 6, 2017

Over the course of four weeks in October and November, Dr. Gabriel Trop led a discussion group for the Carolina Public Humanities on Nietzsche’s dense and enigmatic philosophical work, Thus Spoke Zarathustra. The group met for two hours on Wednesdays … Read more