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Invitation to World Literature

Invitation to World Literature

This multimedia site from Annenberg Learning provides introductory videos, reading selections, slide shows, and various other resources (including audio glossaries and lists of reliable translations) to enrich the reading of thirteen works from various times and cultures. The included works are the Epic of Gilgamesh, My Name Is Red, the ...

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Elizabeth Kuipers
Elizabeth Kuipers (Faculty)
2 years ago
This resource is full of useful teaching tools. In addition to the timelines and maps, the resource provides ideas for engaging critical discussions/responses for students. The videos provide significant background information and could be used in an online format as an introduction to the texts before students read, giving them an overview of the context and interpretations. I especially like that there are selections from the actual text built into the website.
Rebecca Wall
Rebecca Wall (Faculty)
8 years ago
I used the lessons on Popol Vuh, Journey to the West and Things Fall Apart with honors world literature classes, and I was surprised at how much students liked the materials, particularly the video introductions. The best thing, however, was that the series introduced me to Journey the West, a work the students and I both enjoyed very much. (If you decide to teach it, be sure to go to YouTube to find episodes from multiple television versions.)
Used in course? Yes