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

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


Section 2

BRK 308
Sani Chartudomdej
Office: BRK 1125
Office Hours:
Phone: 0-2218-4723

Section 3
BRK 309
Nida Tiranasawasdi

Office: BRK 1119

Office Hours:

Phone: 0-2218-4717


Section 4

BRK 310



! Reading Responses: Your best three reading responses will count toward the final grade. You may use any of the writing exercises, practice tests, and study guide page questions as prompts for them or bring up an issue of your own and discuss it. Use MLA format. The due date is Friday, May 10 at midnight. If you have written hard copies of in-class exercises, you don't need to retype them. These, as well as print outs (if you prefer, instead of e-mail attachments), can be submitted to your folder just inside the door of my office. Folders are identified by student ID number.
! Continued Q&A: Discussion need not end after class time or presentation week. You are welcome to post questions and answers to our reading online. I'll be setting up blog posts for many of our syllabus readings on Roundtable Conversation. Meanwhile, you can e-mail me questions that you didn't get to ask and/or answers that you didn't have the chance to give. Once the discussion pages are up, I'll upload your Q&A to them.
Course Outline

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


Required Texts (Available for purchase from khun On at 09 2621 0992; her shop is in front of the Faculty of Science Library, 2nd floor, Tab Building; hours: MF 87, Sa 84; both The Pillowman and Warlight are especially spoiler sensitive so avoid reading reviews or plot synopses of these beforehand)

  • Course packet 
  • Michael Ondaatje, Warlight (Jonathan Cape, 2018)
  • Martin McDonagh, The Pillowman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003)


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. You may write as many as you wish and the best three responses will count toward your final grade.

  • 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 four quizzes (on unseen texts) two tests, a final exam, a final presentation, 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 MLA Handbook. 8th ed. Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

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

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

Roget's International Thesaurus. 7th ed. Edited by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Harper, 2010.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. 4th ed. Edited by Roland Greene, et al. Princeton UP, 2012.




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