Reflections: Teaching Global Literature

This page houses links to teaching reflections written by Brittain Fellows in the Writing and Communication Program at Georgia Tech. These reflections display the innovative ways Brittain Fellows integrate the teaching of global literature and/or sensitive topics into their courses, detail the purpose driving those endeavors, and reflect on the outcomes and benefits to students and classroom environments.


The World Englishes Committee seeks to publish new teaching reflections every year and over time construct a repository of ideas for teaching global literature that other instructors can draw upon. We will add to this list as we receive more reflections.

Spring 2024: Teaching Sensitive Topics

Teaching Migration by Dr. Mike Lehman

Spring 2019: Teaching Global Literature

Teaching Zadie Smith’s NW as a Global Text by Dr. Molly Slavin

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

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