Making Marco Polo
Almost everything we think we know about Marco Polo - traveller, explorer, the man who brought the wonders of the East to the West - is being questioned. Tony Luppino searches for the real man and story behind the legendary wanderer, and discovers someone even more interesting and unexpected. **This episode originally aired January 21, 2016.
Participants in the program:
- Simon Gaunt, Professor of French Language and Literature at Kings College, London, author of Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde: Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity, 2013.
- Suzanne Akbari, Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Director of the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, and co-editor of Marco Polo and the Encounter of East and West, 2008.
- Sharon Kinoshita, Professor and Chair of Literature, Co-Director, Center for Mediterranean Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz.
- David Perry, Associate Professor and Director, Catholic Studies Minor, Dominican University, River Forest Illinois.
- Suzanne Yeager, Associate Professor of English and Medieval Studies, Fordham University, New York.
- Laura Morreale, Associate Director of the Department of Medieval Studies, Fordham University, New York.
- Teresa Shawcross, Associate Professor of History, Princeton University.
** This episode was produced by Dave Redel