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 512

Subenja Phaolaungthong

Office: BRK 1117

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4715


Section 2

BRK 307

Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 3

BRK 308

Tony O'Neill

Office: BRK 1116

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4714


Section 4

BRK 309

Tapanat Khunpakdee

Office: BRK 1103

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4700


Section 5

BRK 310

Proud Sethabutr

Office: BRK 1116

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4714


Section 6

BRK 311




! Final Exam: There are two parts to the final: Identification and Essay. More on what each entails on the Detailed Schedule page.

! Midterm Marks: Your midterm exam results are here, with marks identified by student ID.


! Week 16 Feedback: What are your thoughts on our presentations and discussion this week? Please e-mail to me as usual, that is, 1) What struck you the most about the week's reading and/or discussion, and 2) anything you want to say to me.


! Lit Lunch on Mondays at the Arts cafeteria from noon to 1 p.m. for all who want to chat some more after class. Look for a table with the "Lit Lunch" sign on it near the teachers' tables.

Course Outline

Class Time: M 1012, W 89

Required Texts

  • Coursebook
  • Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey (New York: Harper Perennial, 2003)
  • Arthur Miller, The Crucible (New York: Penguin, 2003)
  • A good dictionary of literary terms such as
    • Chris Baldick, The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms, 3rd ed. (2008)
    • J. A. Cuddon and C. E. Preston, The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory, 4th ed. (1999)
    • Ross Murfin and Supryia M. Ray, The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms, 3rd ed. (2009)
    • M. H. Abrams and Geoffrey Galt Harpham, A Glossary of Literary Terms, 10th ed. (2011)

Detailed Schedule


Syllabus (pdf)


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. 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. Print. (CL  820.9 K63I)

  • Brooks, Cleanth, and Robert Penn Warren. Understanding Fiction. 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. Print. (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.

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Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2008. Print.

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

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Roget's International Thesaurus. 7th ed. Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer. New York: Harper, 2010. Print.
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. 4th ed. Eds. Roland Greene, et al. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 2012. Print.




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