Teaching World Literature

A short selection of resources on the value and challenges of teaching World Literature.

The Danger of a Single Story

Chimamanda Adichie's TED talk about the power of a single, unchallenged narrative may be helpful in framing world literature for middle and high school viewers.

How and Why We Read | Crash Course English Literature #101

In which John Green kicks off the Crash Course Literature mini series with a reasonable set of questions. Why do we read? What's the point of reading critically? And how does writing differ from speaking to someone directly?

"The Translation Wars"

This article from The New Yorker details the power (and the perils) of translation.

"100 Flowers"

This story from Radiolab's "Translation" episode presents a more whimsical take on translation.