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 313, 301

Sanguansri Khantavichian

Office: BRK 1115

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4713


Section 2

BRK 307

Rongrat Dusdeesurapot

Office: BRK 1125

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4723


Section 3

BRK 308

Subenja Phaolaungthong

Office: BRK 1117

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4715


Section 5

BRK 310

Supakarn Iamharit

Office: BRK 1114

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4712


Section 4

BRK 309, 304

Nida Tiranasawasdi

Office: BRK 1119
Office Hours: X xx
Phone: 0-2218-4717

Section 5
BRK 310

Tony O'Neill

Office: BRK 1116
Office Hours: X xx
Phone: 0-2218-4714

Section 6
BRK 311




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  • Online Course Evaluation (official Chula form)

  • 2202234 Evaluation Form (Word file; specific form for this course attached to Weekly 12; if you don't want to do both, please include your specific answers to this form on the Chula online form)

Course Outline

Class Time: M 1012, W 89

Required Texts

  • Course packet

  • Carr, J. L.  A Month in the Country.  1980.  London: Penguin, 2010.

  • Hwang, David Henry.  M. Butterfly.  1986.  London: Penguin, 1989.

Detailed Schedule (updated often)


Syllabus (Word file)


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 an issue or 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. Four are required but you may write more if you wish, in which case the best four out of the batch will be counted toward your grade. See samples.

  • Weeklies: These are weekly take-home exercises that help you engage with the reading. The Word file of each weekly is uploaded every Wednesday around 1 p.m. on the detailed schedule page. You can order hard copies at the Co-op Copy Center on the first floor of BRK Building.

  • 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 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 to 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: Merriam-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. (7th ed. coming out in August)
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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