Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202234  Introduction to the Study of English Literature



* indicates course coordinator

Rongrat Dusdeesurapot*

Office: BRK 1125

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4723


Section 1

BRK 407

Sanguansri Khantavichian

Office: BRK 1115

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4713


Section 2

BRK 408

Subenja Phaolaungthong

Office: BRK 1117

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4715


Section 3

BRK 409

Supakarn Iamharit

Office: BRK 1114

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4712


Section 4

BRK 410

Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106.1

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 5

BRK 411

Nida Darongsuwan

Office: BRK 1119

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4717


Section 6

BRK 314


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! 2202235 course information, for those of you going on to Reading and Analysis for the Study of English Literature in the second semester, will be updated on the 235 course page.

Course Outline

Class Time: M 1012, W 89

Required Texts

  • Coursebook

  • Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid's Tale (1985)

  • J. B. Priestley, An Inspector Calls (1947)

Detailed Schedule


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 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. 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, two quizzes and occasional writing and presentations.

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. Print.

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

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

Roget's International Thesaurus.  6th ed.  Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer.  New York: Harper, 2001. Print.
The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.  Eds. Alex Preminger, Terry V. F. Brogan, and Frank J. Warnke.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1993. Print.




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