Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202235  Reading and Analysis for the Study of English Literature

Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 13 and by appointment

Phone: 0-2218-4703



* indicates course coordinator

Puckpan TipayamontriPuckpan Tipayamontri*

Office: BRK 1106.1

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 1

BRK 307

Rongrat Dusdeesurapot

Office: BRK 1125

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4723


Section 2

BRK 308

Subenja Phaolaungthong

Office: BRK 1117

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4715


Section 3

BRK 309

Tapanat Khunpakdee

Office: BRK 1103.1

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4700


Section 4

BRK 310

Nida Tiranasawasdi

Office: BRK 1119

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4717


Section 5

BRK 311

Proud Sethabutr

Office: BRK 1116

Office Hours: X xx

Phone: 0-2218-4714


Section 6

BRK 312




! Section 1 Feb. 27 Class: For our last session we have potluck breakfast and ultimate final writing workshop, and your revised final paper is due. People who have questions and comments from the paper presentation forum or from your own deliberations and review, e-mail them to me and we will discuss them on Thursday. We will be discussing finals and mock exams and sharing course literature-themed food that people bring. I'll be contributing my famous annual migratory geese and ducks sandwich. Anybody want to do Mama's cornbread and sweet potatoes, or Than Khe noodles, or the capital soldiers' tea and little flour-cakes, or Colonel Joll's truth juice, or Mai the cook's "renowned ham and spinach and cheese pie"? Currently on the menu:

  • Goose and duck sandwiches
  • Corn pie
  • M&M's, the ultimate medicine!

! Section 1 Quiz on Jan. 23: Section 1 students, there will be a quiz on "The Things They Carried" and the first 33 pages of Waiting for the Barbarians on Thursday, January 23, 2014. For the quiz, each student should bring 1) an item that is meaningful to you in some way, and 2) your "The Things They Carried"-inspired story.


! Chula Suspends Classes Jan. 13–15: Chula has announced suspension of classes for January 13–15, 2014. There will be no Reading and Analysis classes on campus on Monday, January 13. Your instructors will be in touch with you either on Announcements here or by e-mail regarding your section schedule and assignments.

! Section 1 Quiz on Dec. 16: Section 1 students, there will be a cummulative quiz in class on Monday, December 16 covering material from the beginning of the semester to the reading for that day. This is a special quiz that you can only do if you have read the actual works, not summaries, commentaries or analyses. So, my advice is reread or review the texts in your course packet. Make sure you are familiar with all the core readings but there will be bonus points on the supplementary readings as well.


! Section 1 Dec. 12 Class: For Thursday, December 12, students in section 1, please e-mail me before class at least four things we are imprisoned by.

! Mon., Dec. 9 Class Update: 

  • Section 1: Thanks for your first reading responses. I'm enjoying reading your insights and discussion on the various works you've chosen to critique. Since I anticipate difficulty for many of you trying to attend class on Monday, December 9, 2013 when streets will be full of people throughout the day, I will be posting the lesson and activities for you to do online on the detailed schedule page so you do not have to navigate unknown traffic conditions to and from Chula on Monday for this class.
  • Sections 3, 5 and 6: There will be no formal class so you are not required to be physically present on campus. Your instructors will be there in your usual classrooms nevertheless and hold informal Q&A sessions for any students who still have questions about past texts or any upcoming ones they have started reading or who did not get this message or will be at Chula for other classes anyway.
  • Section 4: In lieu of usual class on campus, please respond to these questions via e-mail to acharn Tapanat:
    • What do you see in the two Calibans portrayed by William Shakespeare and by Emma-Lindsay Squier?
    • What does "The Immortal Bard" imply about the poet?

! Class Canceled for Dec. 2: Chulalongkorn University has announced that campus will be closed Monday, December 2–Wednesday, December 4, 2013. There will be no classes on those days. Section 1 students can e-mail me your first reading response and record your experiences, musings and mullings on your blog journal.


! Section 1 Nov. 14 Class Canceled: There will be no class on Thursday, November 14, 2013 for 2202235 Reading and Analysis students in section 1. We have discussed learning throughout these few weeks—its worth, the situations and forms it can take. Here is your chance to test classroom discussions in life. Your education is your own initiative on that day. We want you to have this opportunity to be free to think about your role as a citizen and to act in this historical moment in Thailand as part of your learning experience this semester. We will continue our discussion of "The Palace Thief" on Roundtable Conversation, and please record and share with us your thoughts and experiences during the next few days on your personal blog or on Roundtable so we can learn from each other. A couple of initial questions to respond to first, by e-mail: 1) What question(s) do you have about "The Palace Thief"? and 2) Making use of real events unfolding in our country and applying a question encountered in Misreadings to your actual life and current learning opportunities, what connections between "The Palace Thief" (art) and life do you see?


Have fun designing your learning experience for two hours and studying from real world events outside the classroom!


I'll be posting weekly 3 later today and continually updating the "Palace Thief" study guide as well as the Roundtable Conversation blog with our incoming questions and discoveries.


! Blog for Discussion Now Open: This semester we're adding a new venue for exchanging ideas—the blog Roundtable Conversation on Follow and join discussion on various works that we are reading there.


! Holiday Watching: Here are some programs to occupy your holiday hours and prepare you for the new semester:

Course Outline

Class Time: M 1112, Th 810


Required Texts (order books at Kinokuniya or from khun Maew at CULI, 2nd fl. in front of the elevator, tel. 08-1839-7789)

  • Course packet (available at BRK Photocopy Center)

  • Neena Beber, Misreadings (1997)
  • David Henry Hwang, M. Butterfly (1988)
  • J. M. Coetzee, Waiting for the Barbarians (1980)


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 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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