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Thursday June 1st

Dr. Julius Rowan Raper


Dr. Julius Rowan Raper passed away peacefully on January 1, 2022 in Chapel Hill, NC. He was born to Julius and Emma Raper in 1938. After graduating from the UNC, Duke and Northwestern with honors and a PhD in literature, he taught as a professor at UNC and abroad.    

A memorial service will be held online in March 2022. 

For more information or to express condolences, please contact his daughter at 

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the C.G. Jung Society of the Triangle or the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department Gift Fund.  

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