2016 by Laura Getty, North Georgia College & State University, Kyounghye Kwon, University of North Georgia.
Because these stories are rooted in their cultures and time periods, it is necessary to know the basic context of each work to understand the expectations of the original audience.
This anthology includes a basic overview of what students need to know before they begin reading, with topics that students can research further. History is the great companion of literature: the more history students know, the easier it is for them to interpret literature.
These works help students understand the present, as well. The literature in this anthology is foundational, in the sense that these works influenced the authors who followed them.
2018 by Anita Turlington et al, University of North Georgia.
The Age of Reason
The Near East and Asia
Texts from a variety of genres and cultures are included in each unit. Each selection includes a brief introduction about the author and text(s), and each includes 3 – 5 discussion questions. Texts in the public domain--those published or translated before 1923--are replicated here. Texts published or translated after 1923 are not yet available in the public domain. A link to a stable site that includes the text is provided. Thus, in Part 6, most of the texts are accessible in the form of links to outside sites. In every case, we have attempted to connect to the most stable links available.
2015 by Laura Getty et al, University of North Georgia.
includes introductory text and images before each series of readings. Sections of the text are divided by time period in three parts: the Ancient World, Middle Ages, and Renaissance, and then divided into chapters by location.
World Literature I and the Compact Anthology of World Literature are similar in format and both intended for World Literature I courses, but these two texts are developed around different curricula.