Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

2202232  Introduction to the Study of English Fiction


Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106.1

Office Hours: W 2–4 or by appointment

Phone: 0 2218 4703


Group 3

BRK 314

M 10–12, W 8–9



! The final exam is on Monday, September 22, 2008, 8:30–10:30 a.m. in BRK 302. There are two parts: Part I (50 points) consists of three short essay-type questions on the six short stories we have covered this semester; Part II (50 points) consists of three short essay-type questions on the novel Enduring Love by Ian McEwan. See links for exam help and good luck!

! The final paper (7–10 pp.) is due beginning of class on Wednesday, September 17, 2008.

! Tentative Conference Program (a copy for each of you is available in our class box at the end of the hall, BRK 11th floor; download program as Word file)


Wednesday, September 10


1.     To Have or Not to Have Guilt: A Battle between Joe’s Morality and Instinct

8:00 – 8:25 a.m. (BRK 314)

Moderator: Arthit Jiamrattanyoo

1.    Monchutha Phumsatitpong, Chinese major

2.     Philailak Ngamchiradawong, Chinese major

3.     Sunisa Teptarakunkarn, Chinese major


2.     The Love of Joe and Clarissa through Sternberg’s Triangle

8:30 – 8:55 a.m. (BRK 314)

Moderator: Pansiri Rattanasuwan

1.     Arthit Jiamrattanyoo, Thai major

2.     Navasorn Luenxavi, entrepreneur minor

3.     Apapan Kruapu, Italian major

4.     Punyisa Wattanapornmongkol, Italian minor




Monday, September 15


3.     Limited Freedom, Expanded Horizons: The Paradoxical Relationship between Joe Rose and Jed Parry

10:00 – 10:25 a.m. (BRK 314)

Moderator: Nunchanock Kamchitanon

1.    Nantamas Chatraporn, French minor

2.    Nadchanok Ajalasereewong, communication arts minor

3.    Pornprom Boonmi, dramatic arts minor


4.     "Letting Go": A Balloon, Beliefs, and Resolution

10:30 – 10:55 a.m. (BRK 314)

Moderator: Prakaikaew Rojnirunchai

1.    Boonyanut Chompan, drama minor

2.    Manita Pothiwang, information studies major

3.    Nunchanock Kamchimon, philosophy major

4.    Narisara Krutvecho, Japanese minor


5.     Potluck Luncheon

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (BRK 314)

Hosted by 2202232 group 3; currently on the menu: jam and chicken sandwiches and tea from the Milligans', fried shrimp patties, brownies, fruit (rambutan, guava, watermelon, banana, etc.), Pepsi ("elixir of life")




Wednesday, September 17


6.     Judging Parry

8:00 – 8:25 a.m. (BRK 314)

Moderator: Sunisa Teptarakunkarn

1.     Pansiri Rattanasuwan, Spanish minor

2.     Pimchanok Kongkeaw, information studies major

3.     Pimphot Seelakate, information studies major

4.     Prakaikaew Rojnirunchai, dramatic arts major


7.     The Irony of Joe

8:30 – 8:55 a.m. (BRK 314)

Moderator: Punyisa Wattanapornmongkol

1.    Narut Chaosakun, Spanish minor

2.    Natthaphong Chitwong, Korean minor

3.    Pongsanguan Jiradechakul, Spanish minor


! Test III on Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" will be on Wednesday, August 27, 2008 in class. You can order the story from the BRK Copy Center or download files from the following sites:

! For class on Monday, August 25, 2008: (see also Detailed Schedule)

! Midterm is on Monday, July 21, 2008 in class during usual class hours (BRK 314, 10–12). There will be 2 tests: Test I (20 points) on Roald Dahl's short story "The Way Up to Heaven" consists of three long-answer type questions that ask you to demonstrate your comprehension of the text and literary terms, and your critical and analytical skills in writing well-thought out, well-substantiated and organized short essays; Test II (20 points) on Ian McEwan's Enduring Love tests your comprehension of the novel. You should be able to identify major characters and important scenes in the plot.

! Hand in your biodata and short short story sheet.

  • Biodata: date, name, last name, where you are from, what your occupation would be and why, a book in English you like, a book in English you would like to read and why.

  • Short short story: write down a word that describes your feeling when you hear I say "window"; write a story (no more than half a page) where window is an important element and use that feeling about "window" that you've written down in the story.

Course Outline

Detailed Schedule (group 3)


Class Time: M 10–12, W 8–9

Class Location: BRK 314

Required Texts:

Saki, "The Open Window" (1911)

Susan Glaspell, "A Jury of Her Peers" (1917)

Sally Benson, "The Overcoat" (1939)

Kate Chopin, "The Story of an Hour" (1894)

Ian McEwan, Enduring Love (1997)

Introduction to the Study of Fiction (you can pick this up early from my office or wait till first day of class: Wednesday, June 4, 2008)

Course Packet (background and critical materials)


Requirements and Expectations

  • Reading Responses: You may write reading responses as often as you wish, but at least e-mail me something once a week. Think of the responses as an attempt to explain, discuss or comment on a question that you pose about the reading. I don't expect more than half a page but these should be well thought out. See samples.

  • Attendance and Participation: Discussion of the texts will be a big part of this class and students are encouraged to express their opinions, share observations and ask questions. Come prepared to discuss the reading material.

  • There will be three tests, a final, and one paper.

Course Syllabus (Word file)

Studying Literature
  • Klarer, Mario.  An Introduction to Literary Studies.  2nd ed.  London: Routledge, 2004. (CL  820.9 K63I)

  • Brooks, Cleanth, and Robert Penn Warren.  Understanding Fiction.  3rd ed.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. (library has 2nd ed.)

  • Undergraduate Guide for Studying Literature (How well do you understand what you have read?, keeping a reading journal, critical terms for discussing literature, guidelines for writing essays, what the grade on your essay means, what to do with your marked essay, marking symbols and abbreviations; also has downloadable pdf file)

  • Literary Resources on the Net

Essential References

Gibaldi, Joseph.  MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  6th ed.  New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2003. (library has 5th ed.)

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.  11th ed.  Springfield, MA: Mirriam-Webster, 2003.

Oxford English Dictionary.  2nd ed.  20 vols.  Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989.

Roget's International Thesaurus.  6th ed.  Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer.  New York: Harper, 2001. (library has 3rd ed.)




Home  |  Literary Terms  |  English Resources  |  Introduction to the Study of English Poetry

Last updated September 18, 2008