Department of English
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University
2202232 Introduction to the Study of English Fiction
Office: BRK 1106.1
Office Hours: M 1-3, W 3-4 or by appointment
Phone: 0 2218 4703
My task which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word to make you hear, to make you feel—it is, before all else, to make you see. That—and no more, and it is everything.
! If you don't already have course evaluation forms, please pick up them up from my office, fill them out, and return the completed forms to a staff member at the English Department office (BRK 1110) on or before Friday, October 5, 2007. I prefer that you fill in the two-page evaluation form in place of the one page official blank form. If you want to fill out both, that's fine too.
! The course Blackboard may begin shutting students out in preparation for next semester. If you can't log in, e-mail your literary observations and discussion to me and I'll post them on our class website instead.
! Final Exam on Monday, September 24, 2007: There will be two parts, each worth 50 points, one on the short stories we have read throughout the semester, and one on the novel Amsterdam.
Detailed Schedule (group 3)
We will be exploring a thematic selection of fiction written in English. You will have a chance to familiarize yourself with various elements of fiction, share ideas and findings about the reading, and build on the English skills and academic methods you have practiced in year one.
Class Time: M 10-12, W 8-9
Class Location: BRK 313
Requirements and Expectations
Blackboard Academic Suite for group 3.
Course Syllabus (Word file)
Abrams, M. H. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 8th ed. Boston: Thomson, 2005.
Gibaldi, Joseph. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers. 6th ed. New York: Modern
Language Association of America, 2003. (library has 5th ed.)
Bressler, Charles E. Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999. (Arts Reserve PN81 B843L)
Brooks, Cleanth, and Robert Penn Warren. Understanding Fiction. 3rd ed. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1998. (library has 2nd ed.)
Gillespie, Sheena, Terezinha Fonseca, and Tony Pipolo, eds. Literature Across Cultures. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. (CL 808.8 La776)
Kennedy, X. J. An Introduction to Fiction. New York: Longman, 1999. (Arts PN6120.2 K36I)
Kennedy, X. J., and Dana Gioia. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 9th ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005. (CL 808 K36L 2005)
McMahon, Elizabeth, Susan Day, and Robert Funk. Literature and the Writing Process. New York: Macmillan, 1986. (Arts Stack PE1417 M263L)
Murfin, Ross, and Suryia M. Ray. The Bedford Glossary of Critical and Literary Terms. Boston: Bedford, 2006. (library has 2nd ed.; CL ref PN44.5 M975B, Arts PN44.5 M975B)
Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 20 vols. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1989.
Perrine, Laurence. Story and Structure. 5th ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1978. (Arts Stack PZ1 P42St5)
Roget's International Thesaurus. 6th ed. Ed. Barbara Ann Kipfer. New York: Harper, 2001. (library has 3rd ed.)
Rohrberger, Mary. An Introduction to Literature. New York: Random House, 1968. (Arts PN45 R737I)
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