Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202234  Introduction to the Study of English Literature



* Indicates course coordinator

Tapanat Khunpakdee*

Office: BRK 1103

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4700


Section 1

BRK 307

Rongrat Dusdeesurapot

Office: BRK 1125

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4723


Section 2

BRK 308
Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 3

BRK 309

Proud Sethabutr

Office: BRK 1116

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4714


Section 4

BRK 310

Darintip Chansit

Office: BRK 1111

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4709


Section 5

BRK 311




! The Crucible Acts 3 and 4 Session: Acharn Proud will be holding a class session for her students and others who would like to discuss the last two acts of The Crucible on Friday, September 26, 2014 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Building room 601/3 (about 30-person capacity).


! Last of The Great Gatsby on Sale: The Great Gatsby is still available for purchase at the Department of English Office (BRK 1110) at a discount price of 74 baht. Only 7 copies left. The Crucible is sold out.

! Lit Lunch is 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 9:3011:00, W 8:009:30


Required Texts

  • Coursebook (order at BRK Co-op Photocopy Center, on the ground floor of Boromrajakumari Building from Wednesday, August 13, 2014)
  • Miller, Arthur. The Crucible. 1953. Introd. Christopher Bigsby. New York: Penguin, 2003. Print. Penguin Classics. (discount copies at 274 baht each from the Department of English Office [BRK 1110] are now sold out)
  • Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. 1925. London: Harper, 2012. Print. Collins Classics. (available for purchase at a special discount price of 74 baht from the Department of English Office [BRK 1110]; only 14 copies left)
  • A good dictionary of literary terms such as
    • Baldick, Chris. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. 3rd ed. Oxford: OUP, 2008. Print.
    • Cuddon, J. A. The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. 5th ed. London: Penguin, 2014. Print.
    • Murfin, Ross, and Supryia M. Ray. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009. Print.
    • Abrams, M. H., and Geoffrey Galt Harpham, A Glossary of Literary Terms, 11th ed. Boston: Cengage Learning, 2014. Print.

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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