Great World Texts
About Great World Texts

About Great World Texts

Great World Texts in Wisconsin connects UW faculty with high-school teachers across the state through the shared goal of encouraging high school and university students to read the classic world texts, both ancient and modern.  Faculty/teacher workshops throughout the year encourage high school teachers to come to campus, meet faculty, and view rare editions of the year's text at UW Memorial Library.  For faculty, it's a chance to share teaching insights and learn more about the challenges high school teachers face (and overcome) as they seek to inspire their students with great literature. High school and college classes participate in these projects throughout the year. Each program culminates in a student conference.

Great World Texts in the News:

12/12/13: Coulee News
Bangor Students Meet with Nobel Prize Winner
12/8/2013: Door County Daily News
Southern Door Students Meet Author As Part Of Humanities Program
12/8/2013: Janesville Gazette:
Nobel-Prize winning author challenges Janesville students (PDF)
12/6/2013: Kait and the Badger:
Student Spotlight: Great World Texts with Orhan Pamuk
12/4/2013: Wisconsin Public Radio:
Wisconsin Students Meet Turkish Novelist Orhan Pamuk
12/3/2013: Isthmus Daily Page:
Nobel prize winner Orhan Pamuk says Wisconsin teens understand complex world issues
12/3/2013: UW L&S News:
Helping teachers bring world literature to high school students
12/3/2013: Capital Times:
'Snow' project fires up Wisconsin high school students' creativity and enthusiasm
12/3/2013: Daily Cardinal
Nobel Prize winner stresses maintaining individuality in today’s society
12/3/2013: Badger Herald:
Acclaimed Turkish author visits campus, shares experiences writing his novel
12/2/2013 Wisconsin State Journal:
Madison students to present 'Snow' projects to Nobel Prize-winning author
12/2/2013 WKOW27 News:
Nobel Prize winner speaks on UW campus
12/1/2013 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Great World Texts program puts spotlight on Common Core standards

11/30/2013 Eau Claire Leader Telegram:
Students to meet acclaimed author Orhan Pamuk
11/27/2013 Central Time on Wisconsin Public Radio:
Connecting Wisconsin Students With A World Of Literature

11/26/2013 L&S Dean's Update November 2013
11/16/2013 Sheboygan Press:
Kohler students taking part in Great World Texts conference

11/5/2013 College of Letters and Science News:
Helping Teachers Bring World Literature to High School Students

3/5/2013 UW Madison News:
Indian Author Arundhati Roy to Visit

2/29/2011 UW Madison News:
UW Humanities Faculty, Library Share Insights, Ancient Manuscripts with High School Teachers

3/30/2009 UW Madison News:
‘Great Texts’ Exposes High-Schoolers to Literature