Reviews and Teaching Reflections

This page will provide teaching reflections on topics and readings connected to World Englishes, multilingualism, and English-language learning. The teaching reflections located here are written by Brittain Fellows in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. These teaching reflections are intended to disseminate ideas and insights useful to instructors who teach global literatures. The reflections display the innovative ways Brittain Fellows integrate the teaching of global literature into their courses, detail the purpose driving those endeavors, and reflect on the outcomes and benefits of global literature to students and classroom environments.

The page will also eventually serve as a space for reviews of print and digital works of interest, including monographs, articles, and other media. See also our World Cinema Spotlight series for our film recommendations.



Nonfiction: World of Wonders by Aimee Nezhukumatathil (reviewed by Jeff Howard)

Poetry: Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz and An American Sunrise by Joy Harjo (reviewed by Jeff Howard)



Nonfiction: Multilingual Writing and Writing Centers by Ben Rafoth (reviewed by Jeff Howard)

Fiction: Revenge: Eleven Dark Tales by Yoko Ogawa (reviewed by Kendra Slayton)

Fiction: Multiple Choice by Alejandro Zambra (reviewed by Jeff Howard)


Global Literature Teaching Reflections

“Teaching Zadie Smith’s NW as a Global Text” by Molly Slavin

“Global Focus on Local Issues: Comics and Urban Development” by Leah S. Misemer

“’Plop!’: Teaching Haiku in First-Year Composition” by Jeff Howard


Nonfiction: Being Mortal by Atul Gawande (reviewed by Jeff Howard)