Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202235  Reading and Analysis for the Study of English Literature

Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106.1

Office Hours: M 13 and by appointment

Phone: 0-2218-4703


M 1112, Th 810



Rongrat Dusdeesurapot

Office: BRK 1125

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4723


Section 1

BRK 504

Subenja Phaolaungthong
Office: BRK 1117
Office Hours: X xx
Phone: 0-2218-4715

Section 2
BRK 308

Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106.1

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 3

BRK 309

Tony O'Neill
Office: BRK 1116
Office Hours: X xx
Phone: 0-2218-4714

Section 4
BRK 312

Nida Darongsuwan

Office: BRK 1119

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4717


Section 5

BRK 313

Yanatchapim Pasavoravate

Office: BRK 1121.2

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4719


Section 5

BRK 313




! 2202235 Students: All grades are in. Thanks everyone for an intense semester of ideas. Come say hi some time, and please don't forget to give comments on the class. See below.


! Course Evaluation: We will be reviewing both courses 2202234 and 2202235 very critically over the summer and would greatly appreciate your feedback. Please find forms you can download below (Word files), fill them out, and have a friend e-mail to acharn Puckpan to keep your anonymity. Thanks very much for your help in designing courses that are better and better.

Course Outline

Class Time: M 1112, Th 810


Required Texts

  • Coursebook

  • J. M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)

  • Jennifer Vanderbes, Strangers at the Feast (2010)

  • Lynn Nottage, Ruined (2009)

Syllabus (Word file)


Detailed Schedule


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 quizzes, a midterm, a final exam, and a final paper.

Studying Literature

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

  • Brooks, Cleanth, and Robert Penn Warren.  Understanding Fiction.  3rd ed.  Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. (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.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.  11th ed.  Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 2003.

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

Roget's International Thesaurus.  6th ed.  Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer.  New York: Harper, 2001. (library has 3rd ed.)

The New Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics.  Eds. Alex Preminger, Terry V. F. Brogan, and Frank J. Warnke.  Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1993.




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