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

Office Hours: M 13

Phone: 0-2218-4703


Section 1

BRK 308

Ingo Peters
Office: BRK 1131
Office Hours:
Phone: 0-218-4729 


Section 2

BRK 309

Darintip Chansit
Office: BRK 1111
Office Hours:
Phone: 0-2218-4709


Section 3

BRK 310

Rongrat Dusdeesurapot

Office: BRK 1125

Office Hours:

Phone: 0-2218-4723


Section 4

BRK 311

Subenja Phaolaungthong

Office: BRK 1117

Office Hours:

Phone: 0-2218-4715


Section 5

BRK 312



! Course Evaluation: 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. Thanks!
  • CU-CAS (online common Chula form, available until the end of Friday, May 26, 2016)
  • Course evaluation form 2202235 Evaluation Form Word 2010 file of evaluation form (235 2015b specific form; e-mail this to or put the hard copy of your comments in the envelope marked "235 Evaluation" on the door of my office, BRK 1106)
Section 1 Final Paper Due Date Extension
: The deadline for handing in the final paper for our class has been extended to Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 4 p.m. Submit your paper as a Word or PDF file on
Section 1 Reading Response 3 Return
: You should receive your scanned response 3 with comments by e-mail, unless I can't find your e-mail address.
Guest Speaker Create-a-Card
: The blank card paper for you to transform into something for our March 31 course guest, Captain William S. Whorton, is at the Department of English Office (BRK 1110). I plan to give it to him on Thursday, May 12, 2016, so if you would like to add your contribution, please ask the staff for it and do your thing before the morning of May 12.

Perceptive Poems
: After reviewing our reading skills and expanding our literary repertoire and methods for approaching these texts in the first half of the semester, in the second half we explore cases that themselves are critical and analytical to try out our developing analytical muscles. Emily Dickinson's short poems always pack a punch, emotionally and intellectually. She wrote to ask Thomas Higginson, after he published an article encouraging new writers, for his feedback on whether her poetry was "alive" and "breathed." Using some of her forms like riddles and definitions, write your own poem that looks sharply at something. Share your piece on Roundtable Conversation.
"My Education" Creative Challenge
: You are invited to share your Week 2 experience la Sherman Alexie's "Indian Education." Post your reply story on Roundtable Conversation. 
Course Outline

Class Time: M 1112:30, Th 89:30


Required Texts 

  • Course packet (available at BRK Photocopy Center)
  • Orwell, George. Animal Farm: A Fairy Story. 1945.


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 two tests, 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)

  • Analyzing Literature, Writing Support Services, University of Calgary
  • 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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