Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


2202374  Fiction and Fact in English Prose

Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 13 and by appointment

Phone: 0 2218 4703




* indicates course coordinator

Puckpan TipayamontriMichael Crabtree*

Office: BRK 1104

Office Hours:

Phone: 0 2218 4701


Section 1

BRK 307

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


Section 2

BRK 308

Tony O'Neill
Office: BRK 1116
Office Hours:
Phone: 0 2218 4714


Section 3

BRK 309

Sani Chartudomdej

Office: BRK 1125

Office Hours:

Phone: 0 2218 4723


Section 4

BRK 310

Puckpan Tipayamontri

Office: BRK 1106

Office Hours: M 1–3 and by appointment

Phone: 0 2218 4703


Section 5

BRK 311



! Final Exam Paper 2: Final exam paper 1 (90 minutes; 50 points)  Paper 2 of the final exam has two pages: a prompt page with four questions and a works list page. The exam begins at 9:30 a.m. Please e-mail your responses to me at 11:00 a.m. There is a grace period of five minutes for your mail to reach my inbox. I'll be on standby throughout the exam so feel free to e-mail me should you have questions, etc.

I've received response files from the following. Thanks and all the best with the rest of your courses! Have a good summer.
  • Chayanit
  • Fasai
  • Jittraporn
  • Kanruethai
  • Napada
  • Panas
  • Phitchayawi
  • Pimlada
  • Saruttaya
  • Siraprapa
  • Yanisa
! Final Exam: The final consists of two papers, the first on Wednesday, April 29 and the second on Friday, May 1 during class time. Both are cumulative, covering material throughout the semester. More on our detailed schedule.
! Group Paper Due Date: Please note that the group paper due date has been moved to Friday, May 1 by 4 p.m. Instructor e-mails are given above and on the fiction list.
! Section 5 Digital Restructuring: Look forward to the following structural adjustments for our section. There are two main components.
  • Always on
    • Study guide pages: These will be linked to from our detailed schedule page on the individual works.
    • Writing workshop: This will be linked to from this main section page.
    • Roundtable Conversation: Activity posts for our class will be categorized Fiction and Fact 2019 and linked to from relevant detailed schedule weeks.
  • Real time (Since there are no more quizzes on Wednesday, our weekly discussions can occur only on Fridays.)
    • Student-led class discussion (60 minutes; Mar. 27 and Apr. 3)
    • Co-hosted classcasts (30 minutes; Mar. 20; let me know if you have a 5-minute bit of ideas and questions to share with class)
    • Optional free discussion (30 minutes; Mar. 20)
    • Group presentations (20–25 minutes; week 16)
    • Final exam (week 17)

! Course Digital Restructuring: The following are some adjustments made for the entire course. Download coordinator memo 374 digital adjustments memo.
  • Quizzes: There are no more quizzes.
  • Test 2: Our second test will be held on Friday, April 10, 9:30–11:00 a.m. Prompts will be posted on our course webpage. You will e-mail me your responses when time is up.
  • There will be no class on Friday, April 17.
  • Group presentations:
    • Students get into groups of 4 members who can be from any of the five sections of this course.
    • On April 1 a list of short stories and brief synopses of them will be posted on our course webpage.
    • Each group selects a short story from the list and pair it with a nonfiction piece of your choice.
    • Prepare a 20–25-minute discussion of your fiction and nonfiction pair to be presented to two instructors via Zoom in week 16. There will be a few minutes of questions and answers with the instructors after your presentation.
    • Write a 4–5-page paper on the short story presented and e-mail it to both the instructors of your presentation by Friday, May 1.
  • Final: Prompts for the final exam will be posted on our course webpage, like for test 2, and you will e-mail me your responses when time is up. The time and date for the exam will be announced later.
! Course Material: Readings for the course are downloadable from the required texts list below.
Course Outline

Class Time: W 89:30, F 9:3011:00


Required Texts 


Detailed Schedule


Requirements and Expectations

  • Leading Discussion: Throughout the semester, pairs of students will take turns leading class discussion. We will sign up for this in our second class.

  • 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 quizzes for each of the fiction selections, two tests, presentations, a group paper, and a final exam.

Essential References MLA Handbook, 8e MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 8th ed. Modern Language Association of America, 2016.

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. 11th ed., Merriam-Webster, 2003.
Concise Oxford English Dictionary Concise Oxford English Dictionary. 12th ed., OUP, 2011.

Roget's International Thesaurus. 7th ed., edited by Barbara Ann Kipfer. Harper, 2010.
The Elements of Style, 4e
Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed., Pearson, 2000.
On Writing Well
Zinsser, William. On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction. HarperCollins, 2016.
Writing Analytically, 8e
Rosenwasser, David, and Jill Stephen. Writing Analytically. 8th ed., Cengage, 2018.




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