Walter Allen, British novelist, critic and broadcaster, and visiting professor of English for the 1963-1964 academic year, gave the annual Phi Beta Kappa Lecture on "English and American Literature." 'The theme of English literature, Mr. Allen, said," the Miscellany News reported, "has always been man's life in society. American literature, on the other hand, has dealt with the solitary, isolated human being: the man who discovers not the nature of society but his own alienation from it."