Lecture with Priscilla Layne, Ph.D. Injecting Old Europe with New Ideas: Appropriating Black Music in Germany

Thursday, May 4, 2023 6 – 7:30 pm

Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan
Chicago, IL 60605

Priscilla Layne, Professor of German at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, will talk about how after World War II, German authors appropriated Black music and other forms of popular culture to distance themselves from the legacy of Nazi Germany, authoritarianism and racism. Layne is the author of “White Rebels in Black: German Appropriation of Black Popular Culture” (2018), and is currently working on her second book, “Out of this World: Afro-German Afrofuturism.”

This program accompanies Shift: Music, Meaning, Context, produced in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Photography. The lecture will take place in Ferguson Hall at 600 S. Michigan Ave. 

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