The World Through Literature

July 20 - 22, 2015

Significant stories have been traded and transformed along trade routes as long as people have gathered together — exploring the human condition, speculating on “other” peoples, and defining social history. The 2015 Summer Institute focused on literary traditions. This institute enabled teachers to incorporate a number of literary traditions into their classrooms, from Gilgamesh to graphic novels. Speakers provided both historical and interpretive context. Group discussion explored ways these works were transformed as they spread across time, geographic location, and medium.

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