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



* indicates course coordinator

Puckpan Tipayamontri*

Office: BRK 1106.1

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 1

BRK 614 (M), BRK 507 (Th)

Rongrat Dusdeesurapot

Office: BRK 1125

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4723


Section 2

BRK 409 (M), BRK 408 (Th)

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

Section 3
BRK 610 (M), BRK 508 (Th)

Nida Tiranasawasdi

Office: BRK 1119

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4717


Section 4

BRK 411

Tapanat Khunpakdee

Office: BRK 1103.1

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4700


Section 5

BRK 412




! Section 1:

  • Midterm marks for both questions 1 and 2 are here. I will bring the exam papers to class on Thursday, March 29. Arrive early (before 8 a.m.) so you have time to go over them.
  • Developing an argument exercise (follow the link to instructions)

! Lit Lunch: Everyone is welcome for Lit Lunch on Mondays at noon in the Arts Cafeteria as usual.


Course Outline

Class Time: M 1112, Th 810


Required Texts

  • Course packet (available at BRK Co-op Photocopy Center)

  • J. M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians

  • Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot
  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, translated by Simon Armitage (or other translation version)
  • Tim Crouch, An Oak Tree (optional)
  • Tim Crouch, I Caliban (optional)

Syllabus (pdf 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 an important way to learn in 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 weekly study questions, a midterm, a final exam, and a 35-page final paper.

Studying Literature

  • Booth, Wayne C., Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M. Williams. The Craft of Research.  3rd ed. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 2008. Print. (Law  Q180.55.M4 B66c 2008)

  • Graff, Gerald, Cathy Birkenstein, and Russel Durst. They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. 2nd ed.  New York: W. W. Norton, 2011. Print. 

  • 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



Electronic Databases

Essential References

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers.  7th ed.  New York: Modern Language Association of America, 2009. Print.

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

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

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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