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
Kris Iamharit

Office: BRK 1114

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4712


Section 2

BRK 308
Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 3

BRK 309
Darintip Chansit

Office: BRK 1111

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4709

Section 4

BRK 310
Bancha Rattanamathuwong

Office: BRK 1116

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4714

Section 5

BRK 311
Ingo Peters

Office: BRK 1131

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4729

Section 6

BRK 312




! Final Exam: The final is on Monday, December 3, 1–4 p.m. (BRK 301 for sections 1, 3 and 5 and BRK 304 for sections 2, 4 and 6). It has three parts: the first includes scanning, paraphrasing, and indicating rhyme scheme on an unseen poem, the second on poems in the second half of the semester, and the third on the novel Kindred. The last two each consists of a prompt which require you to write an essay on the respective works we have read.

Course Outline

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


Required Texts

  • Course packet
  • Butler, Octavia E. Kindred. 1979. Hachette, 2018.

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.

  • Assignments include three reading responses, two tests, a final exam, and a group presentation.

Studying Literature
  • Klarer, Mario. An Introduction to Literary Studies. 2nd ed. Routledge, 2004. Print. (CL  820.9 K63I)

  • Brooks, Cleanth, and Robert Penn Warren. Understanding Fiction. 3rd ed. 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.

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

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

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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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