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

Darintip Chansit

Office: BRK 1111

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4709


Section 3

BRK 309

Darin Pradittatsanee

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 4

BRK 310
Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 5

BRK 311

Ingo Peters

Office: BRK 1131

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4723


Section 6

BRK 407




! Final Presentation: Guidelines for reading response 3 and the presentation is now linked to from our detailed schedule page. Scroll down to the relevant dates. You will notice that on our last day of presentations which is also our last day of class, potluck breakfast is listed. You are welcome to bring themed breakfast foods inspired by our course reading list to eat and share with friends Wednesday morning. For example, you might bring Nightingale blood for your classmates to drink with tell-tale heart cookies and Mrs. Wright's bread and cherry preserves. Or, a bunch of you might co-host a cocktail, snow cones, or Dr. Jekyll's drug to celebrate a really transformative end to our session. I'll provide cups, plates, forks, knives and napkins. E-mail me what you're bringing so people can see the updated menu.

! Course Evaluation: Please give feedback on the course at CU CAS.

Course Outline

Class Time: M 9:3011:00, W 8:009:30


Required Texts

  • Coursebook
  • LiCata, Vince, and Ping Chong. Cocktail. Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books, 2009. Print.
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis. Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Surrey: Alma Classics, 2015. Print.
  • 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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