your final paper and directory for ongoing projects are
given on the Week
Design information page. Your lesson link will be
added to the page as receipt notification of your files.
Part I of the exam, your three choices should each come
from a different decade.
- The final exam is three
hours long (Thursday, May 7, 1–4 p.m.) and has three
parts, covering material in the latter half of the
- There is a grace period
of five minutes after 4 p.m. for your response file 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:
! Review Discussion: Review discussion and post follow-up or
continued ideas, questions, and answers on the classcasts
and reading selections at the respective session modules.
These are linked to from our detailed schedule. Roundtable Conversation is another
avenue for ongoing exchange.
! Inside the Times: Students prepare a
seven-minute introduction to a British decade, using two
types of channels as a way in: 1) Usual history or themes
(like historical and cultural events or milestones,
technological advances, fashion, music, art) and 2) Your
recommended focus (an angle or topic you think of that is a
perceptive and illuminating way to view and appreciate the
decade such as top ten names for boys and girls, trash [the
kind of waste generated and the amount], diseases,
retirement destinations, political cartoons, teenage fad,
you get the idea—options are as creative and insightful as
your research and imagination!)
- 1900s: Narumol
- 1910s: Natthaporn
- 1920s: Sasina
- 1930s: Romrawin
- 1940s: Pichayapa,
- 1950s: Piengfa,
- 1960s: Intukorn,
- 1970s: Phitchayawi,
- 1980s: Onjira, Tanyamon
- 1990s: Puthita,
- 2000s: Pasit, Pattanun
- 2010s: Niramit, Panas
- The course packet is
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: M–F 8–5.
- You're welcome to
acquire your own copies of the novels. In any case, all
will be on reserve at the Arts or Central Library and a
few (as indicated) will be available from khun On's shop.
Class Time: TTh 2:30–4:00
- Course packet
(available for purchase from khun On at 09 2621 0992)
- George Orwell, Animal
Farm (1945; Signet edition on reserve at CL)
- Bruce Chatwin, On
the Black Hill (1982, Vintage, 1998; and
available at khun On's shop)
- Ali Smith, Girl
Meets Boy (Canongate, 2007; available at khun On's
- Julian Barnes, The
Sense of an Ending (Jonathan Cape, 2011; available
at khun On's shop)
- Aminatta Forna, Happiness
(Bloomsbury, 2018; available at khun On's shop)
Requirements and Expectations
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 300 words is expected per response
but it should be well thought out. See samples.
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. Take notes as you read and write down your
ideas and questions. Come prepared to discuss the
There will be a midterm, a
final exam, and a final paper (5–7 pp.).
Boxall, Peter, ed. The
Cambridge Companion to British Fiction: 1980–2018.
Cambridge UP, 2019.
Bradbury, Malcolm. The
Social Context of Modern English Literature.
Bradford, Richard. The
Novel Now: Contemporary British Fiction.
Head, Dominic. The
Cambridge Introduction to Modern British Fiction.
Cambridge UP, 2004.
"What Is Plagiarism?," Georgetown
University (friendly explanation of plagiarism
with examples; you will be severely penalized for
plagiarism in this course)
"Writer's Guide", University of
Victoria (well-organized, easy to follow guide
"Online Writing Lab," Purdue
University (includes the writing process, grammar
and mechanics, literary analysis and criticism, writing
Engle, "How to Evaluate the Information
Sources You Find," Cornell University
MLA Style Center," Modern Language
"Proofreaders' Marks," Marquette
| MLA Handbook for Writers of
7th ed. Modern Language Association of America,
11th ed. Merriam-Webster, 2008.
Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 20 vols.
Oxford UP, 1989.
ed. Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer, Harper, 2010.