Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202234  Introduction to the Study of English Literature



* Indicates course coordinator

Puckpan Tipayamontri*

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703

Section 1

BRK 307
Darintip Chansit

Office: BRK 1111

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4709


Section 2

BRK 308
Ingo Peters

Office: BRK 1131

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4729


Section 3

BRK 309
Bancha Rattanamathuwong

Office: BRK 1116

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4714

Section 4

BRK 310
Tapanat Khunpakdee

Office: BRK 1103

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4700

Section 5

BRK 311




! Final Exam: The final exam consists of three essay-type questions. More information, tips, and practice prompts are at detailed schedule.

! Quizzes and Tests: Marks for your quizzes and tests will be linked to from here identified by student ID for your reference before the final exam.

! Weeklies: Weekly exercises to help you read material for each week are downloadable as pdf files from links in the appropriate week on our Detailed Schedule page. Hard copies can be ordered from the MCS photocopy shop.

! Course Material: If you still need reading for our course, the following are available from khun Orn: call mobile: 09 261 0992, or visit her shop at the Faculty of Science Library, 2nd floor, Tab Building; hours: M–F 8–7, Sa 8–4.

  • Course packet
  • Animal Farm
  • The Pillowman

Course Outline

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


Required Texts

  • Course packet (available from khun Orn 09 2621 0992)
  • Orwell, George. Animal Farm. Signet, 1946.
  • A good dictionary of literary terms such as
    • Baldick, Chris. The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms. 3rd ed. Oxford UP, 2008.
    • Cuddon, J. A. The Penguin Dictionary of Literary Terms and Literary Theory. 5th ed. Penguin, 2014.
    • Murfin, Ross, and Supryia M. Ray. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. 3rd ed. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009.
    • Abrams, M. H., and Geoffrey Galt Harpham, A Glossary of Literary Terms, 11th ed. Cengage Learning, 2014.

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 MLA Handbook. 8th ed. Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

mw 11ed

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed. Merriam-Webster, 2008.

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

rogets 7ed

Roget's International Thesaurus. 7th ed. Edited by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Harper, 2010.
The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. 4th ed. Edited by Roland Greene, et al. Princeton UP, 2012.




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