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 311
Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 2

BRK 312

Darintip Chansit

Office: BRK 1111

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4709


Section 3

BRK 313
Ingo Peters

Office: BRK 1131

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4723


Section 4

BRK 314

Darin Pradittatsanee

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 1–3

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 5

BRK 407

Kris Iamharit

Office: BRK 1114

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4712


Section 6





! Curtain Up: Holiday plays at the Sodsai Pantoomkomol Center for Dramatic Arts December 13–16, 2016. See program and details, and download brochure with play synopses.


! Course Evaluation: This course is reviewed by the department every academic year to consider changes to the teaching team, coordinators, course structure, content and offering schedule, among other things. Your comments, giving us the learners' perspective, are helpful in making our decisions and policies. Please give feedback on our class this semester to help us learn what worked or didn't work, what new things we could try, and other improvements we can make to this required course for the English major and elective for non-majors. Thanks!

  • CU CAS (online common Chula form, available until the end of Friday, December 23, 2016)
  • Course evaluation form 2202235 Evaluation Form Word 2010 file of evaluation form (234 2016a specific form; e-mail the completed form under a different name for your anonymity to or put the hard copy of your comments in the envelope marked "234 Evaluation" on the door of my office, BRK 1106)

Course Outline

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


Required Texts

  • Coursebook (available on August 8 from 7 a.m. in front of the 3rd fl. student elevator, BRK Building)
  • Atwood, Margaret. The Edible Woman. 1969. London: Virago, 1980. 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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