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

Proud Sethabutr

Office: BRK 1132

Office Hours:

Phone: 0-2218-4730


Section 2

BRK 308

Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 1–3

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 3

BRK 309

Bancha Rattanamathuwong

Office: BRK 1116

Office Hours:

Phone: 0-2218-4714

Section 4

BRK 310
Tony O'Neill

Office: BRK 1116

Office Hours:

Phone: 0-2218-4714

Section 5

BRK 311




! Work Folders: Please put your class writing (unseen poem introductions, creative writing, comparison and contrast, close reading, etc.) in the brown sleeve (That's your portfolio container.) in your individual work folder identified by student ID on the rack in my office by the end of Monday, December 16, 2019. You can pick them up along with your last reading response at the beginning of second semester. Returned work that you can take home for your files will be outside the brown sleeve in the same folder.


! Course Evaluation: It has been good "walking" with you this semester. 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. Note that there are two types/channels of feedback you can give in the links below. Thanks!

  • CU-CAS (common Chula form, available until the end of Friday, December 27, 2019)
  • 234 evaluation form 234 evaluation form  234 evaluation form (specific to 234 2019a; e-mail your feedback anonymously to or put the hard copy of your comments in the envelope marked "234 Evaluation" on the door of my office, BRK 1106; you can also incorporate your answers to this course-specific form in the CU-CAS open comments section and make only that submission)


! Final Practice: The final exam practice that we began in class is available for download on our detailed schedule page for week 17 and here. Sample responses to "Sea-Fever" are uploaded and linked to from there.

Course Outline

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


Required Texts

  • Course packet
  • Delia Owens, Where the Crawdads Sing (Corsair, 2019)
  • J. B. Priestley, An Inspector Calls (1945; included in packet)

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 two quizzes, at least three reading responses, two tests, a group presentation and a final exam.

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.

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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