Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202234  Introduction to the Study of English Literature



Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106.1

Office Hours: W 13

Phone: 0 2218 4703


Section 1

BRK 309

Sanguansri Khantavichian

Office: BRK 1115

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0 2218 4713


Section 2

BRK 310

Rongrat Dusdeesurapot

Office: BRK 1125

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0 2218 4723


Section 3

BRK 311

Supakarn Iamharit

Office: BRK 1114

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0 2218 4712


Section 4

BRK 312

Nida Darongsuwan

Office: BRK 1119

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0 2218 4717


Section 5

BRK 411, 408

Kakanang Pasavoravit

Office: BRK 1103.2

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0 2218 4717


Section 6

BRK 412




! Detailed Schedule (updated often)


! Course Evaluation: Because this is a new course and will be rigorously reviewed at the end of the semester, it's very important that you give feedback on the course:

  • Online basic statistics at by September 20, 2009. Here are directions on how to evaluate the course online.

  • Paper open response. Tell us what you liked and disliked about the course, what we can do to improve it. If you don't have the paper forms for this, please stop by the Department office and get them. Thank you very much! There are two forms available:

    • Regular course review form

    • New course review form

  • Alternatively, I have a more detailed questionnaire for you to use, categorized into different aspects of the course. Your comments on this would be very helpful because they will give me more specific information on your impressions. You can get copies from my office desk (BRK 1106.1) or download here. Thanks for the feedback!

! For Wednesday, September 15, 2009 (Literary Readings) we will be meeting in BRK 303. Potluck refreshments will be hosted by instructors and students of 2202234. BYOB (bring your own beverage). On the menu: donuts, chicken sandwiches, chocolate. Anybody want to bring Williams's plums or autumn's bounty?



  • Chanikarn Tangnoi

  • Kanyanun Sunglaw

  • Jidapa Loryuenyong

  • Korapim Wuttiwong

  • Chayada Chotimongkol

  • Chayapim Warashinakom

  • Nuan Bunnag

  • Tipsuda Chaichana

Readers, don't forget to prepare a little introduction to your piece. Why have you chosen this? What is so interesting about it?

Course Outline

Class Time: M 1012, W 89

Required Texts

  • Coursebook

  • John Steinbeck, Of Mice and Men (1937)

  • Vince LiCata and Ping Chong, Cocktail (2009)

  • M. H. Abrams and Geoffrey Harpham, A Glossary of Literary Terms, 9th ed. (2009) [Available at CU Book Center, Siam Square and Sala Prakiaw branches]

Detailed Schedule (updated often)


Syllabus (Word file; updated)


Requirements and Expectations

  • Reading Responses: Aside from occasional writing of other kinds, reading responses are useful exercises that attempt to explain, discuss or comment on a question that you pose about the reading. No more than one page double-spaced is expected per response but it should be well thought out. Five are required but you may write more if you wish. 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 a midterm, a final exam, and a final paper.

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

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  7th ed.  New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. (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.)
The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.  Eds. Alex Preminger, Terry V. F. Brogan, and Frank J. Warnke.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1993.




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