American Literature Abroad

Thursday, March 04, 1948

This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Panel discussion among Literature professors (George B. Parks, chairman of the Department of English; Professor Paolo Milano and Professor Jacques LeClair, of the Department of Romance Languages) about their experience with American literature in European countries. Lists of American authors commonly read in France and Italy, developments in European universities in the subject of American Literature. Influence of the world wars in American literature in Italy; difficulty of colloquial and dialectal language in Italy. Hosted by Herbert Schuller.

Concludes with a preview of the next episode.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 69801
Municipal archives id: LT893

Hosted by:

Herbert Schuller


Jacques LeClair, Paolo Milano and George B. Parks


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