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Invitation to World Literature is a multimedia series introducing drama, epic poetry, and novels from many times and cultures. Thirteen half-hour videos form the centerpiece of the project, and feature a mix of writers, scholars, artists, and performers with personal connections to world literature. The literary works included in this series are: The Epic of Gilgamesh, My Name is Red, The Odyssey, The Bacchae The Bhagavad Gita, The Tale of the Genji, Journey to the West, Popol Vuh, Candide, Things Fall Apart, One Hundred Years of Solitude, The God of Small Things, The Thousand and One Nights. The project was funded by Annenberg Media.