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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 Odyssey, the Bacchae, the Bhagavad Gita, the Tale of Genji, Journey to the West, Popol Vuh, Candide, Things Fall Apart, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The God of Small Things, and the Thousand and One Nights.

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Rebecca Wall
Rebecca Wall (Faculty)
4 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.)
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