A short selection of resources on the value and challenges of teaching World Literature.
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.
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?
This article from The New Yorker details the power (and the perils) of translation.
This story from Radiolab's "Translation" episode presents a more whimsical take on translation.