This American professor discovered that although his Brazilian students appeared to be entirely receptive to American literature, they were often culturally blocked from the concepts the books contained. He also found that some key American ideas don't translate well into Brazilian culture and that it is nearly impossible for a professor abroad to present literature in a politically and culturally neutral way.
"Professing American Literature: A Report from Brazil,"
New England Journal of Public Policy:
2, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.umb.edu/nejpp/vol7/iss2/6