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 307

Nida Tiranasawasdi

Office: BRK 1119

Office Hours:

Phone: 0-2218-4717


Section 2

BRK 308

Subenja Phaolaungthong

Office: BRK 1117

Office Hours:

Phone: 0-2218-4715


Section 3

BRK 309

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


Section 4

BRK 310

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


Section 5

BRK 311



! Course Evaluation: It has been rewarding exchanging gifts with you these past few months. This course will be reviewed by the department this summer 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 valuable input in making our decisions and policies. Please give feedback on your learning experience this semester: 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 (common online Chula form, available until the end of Wednesday, May 31, 2017; you can address the questions in the course-specific form in the open comments section of the CU-CAS)
  • Course-specific form 235 evaluation form 235 evaluation form (evaluation form specifically for 235 2016b; e-mail this anonymously to or put the hard copy of your comments in the envelope marked "235 Evaluation" on the door of my office, BRK 1106; you can also incorporate your answers to the course-specific form in the CU-CAS open comments section and make only that submission)
Section 1 Personal Folders
: Don't forget to submit whatever journal entries and other course writing you have in your personal folder on the rack in front of my office (BRK 1106) and at Roundtable Conversation, whichever is applicable, on or before Monday, May 22, 2017. You can get back your work at the beginning of next semester.
Section 1 Anagram Pseudonyms
: Every student should have a pseudonym made up by creating an anagram of our course title (Reading and Analysis for the Study of English Literature) in full or in part. You will use this pseudonym to submit critical and creative work anonymously to Roundtable Conversation. Below is the list of pseudonyms I have received from you so far:
  • Reading → Dearing
  • Analysis → Lanyassi
  • for StudyDusty RoF
  • Study LiteratureDuyst Tuireletra
  • Leo T
  • Eutharian
  • Arageon
  • Lt. Aldo Raine
  • Syta Seth
  • Rosaline
  • Lara Rey
  • Audrey Horne
Course Packet Missing Pages
: Your course packet is missing "Stillness" pages 178 and 179 as well as the "Happiness" excerpt. The complete pdf files of these can be downloaded from our detailed schedule page in their appropriate weeks. Hard copies can be ordered from the MCS photocopy shop if you prefer that.
Section 1 Occasional Magazine
: After much pulling of hair, imbibing of stimulative beverage, and testing of choices, I can now announce the title of our class occasional magazine from your excellent suggestions: Ignite. Thanks, Yanisa, for the cool hot name! The Latin relative of the Sanskrit agni "fire," it can be as radical as an explosion, as cool as da bomb, or as catching and long burning as education, as described by a quote often but probably misattributed to W. B. Yeats: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." It is suggestive enough to spark a range of names for the different sections of your magazine. General guidelines for our three issues of Ignite are here. Note shifted publication dates.
Course Outline

Class Time: M 11:0012:30, Th 8:009:30


Required Texts 

  • Course packet (available at MCS Photocopy Center)
  • Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1831)


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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