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 College of Letters and Science 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 Update
11/16/2013: Sheboygan Press
Kohler students taking part in Great World Texts conference

11/5/2013: UW 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