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Invitation to World Literature


Invitation to World Literature

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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... More
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Material Type: Online Course
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 27, 2011
Date Modified in MERLOT: January 26, 2017
Submitter: Rebecca Wall
Keywords: García Márquez, Things Fall Apart, My Name Is Red, Voltaire, Arundhati Roy, One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gita, Genji, Gilgamesh, Homer, Candide, Thousand and One Nights, world literature, Euripides, God of Small Things, Odyssey, Pamuk, Journey to the West, Bacchae, Popol Vuh, Achebe


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Primary Audience: College General Ed, College Lower Division
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Technical Requirements: Video is in Flash form and plays in the page with no download. A PDF viewer is needed. The site is intended to work with all browsers, but scripts and style sheet functions need to be enabled.
Language: English
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2 years ago

Rebecca Wall (Faculty)

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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