Justin O’Brien

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: French Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-26-1906

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

O’BRIEN, JUSTIN. Appointed for the preparation of a biographical and critical study of André Gide; tenure, eight months from February 1, 1943 (postponed).

Born November 26, 1906, Chicago.  Education:  University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1927; Harvard University, A.M., 1928, Ph.D., 1936.

Tutor in Modern Languages, 1929–31, Radcliffe College; Instructor in French and Tutor in Modern Languages, 1930–31, Harvard University; Instructor in French, 1931-38, Assistant Professor of French, 1938—, Columbia University.

Publications:  The Novel of Adolescence in France, 1937. Contributor to Dictionary of Literary and Dramatic Criticism. Articles in Bookman, Italica, Symposium, Romanic Review, French Review, Books Abroad, Revue de Littérature Comparée, Modern Language Notes, Saturday Review of Literature, Kenyon Review, University Review, College English, Decision.