Department of English

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

2202242  Introduction to the Study of English Poetry



Poetry Is...


An Undergraduate Poetry Paper Presentation

February 15, 20, 22, 2007

Boromrajakumari Building 

Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University


The Paper

There will be six groups of students altogether (three with four students and three with three).  Each group of 3-4 students will write a 7-10 page (2,100-3,000 words) paper that focuses on one poem and explores how that poem defines poetry.  Use the MLA format.  See some writing guidelines and sample papers below.


Friday, December 21, 2007

Final paper outline due


Wednesday, January 23, 2007

Final paper draft due


Friday, February 15, 2007

Final paper due


The appendix of your paper should contain:

Some writing guidelines:

Some sample papers:

The title of your paper should convey clearly what the paper is about. To give you an idea of how informative the title of your paper should be, here are some titles of past student papers:


The Recording Sessions for Radio

Think of the radio episode you are preparing as a close-reading of a poem that shows the general public how wonderful the poem is, somewhat like a poetry version of Rob Kapilow's "What Makes It Great" series for classical music (hear excerpts).  We want this to be a fun but intellectually stimulating introduction to poetry in English where you share your discoveries about the particular poem you've chosen with listeners at home.  Each session will consist of:

Here is a rough cut of the voices that introduce the program:

We will be recording according to this tentative schedule:


Friday, February 15, 2007

8-9 a.m. (BRK 301)

Session 1: Conquering the Jabberwock (Panjaporn, Phavit)


Wednesday, February 20, 2007

11 a.m.-1 p.m. (BRK 312)

Session 2 (Tanyalak, Tanadcha, Pritzana)

Session 3 (Papawarin, Pleowadee, Pochamarn)

Session 4 (Patcharanan, Porncharas, Phantida, Parima)

Session 5 (Pawinrat, Naruporn, Neeranuch)


Friday, February 22, 2007

8-9 a.m. (BRK 301)

Session 6: A Greater Freedom: Beating an Invisible Cage in Dunbar's "Sympathy" (Navanat, Pancharle, Nawaporn M., Nawaporn P.)




Help Chula define a unique poetry radio program.  We can share ideas and findings as well as discuss our approach and structure some more in class.  Here are some shows on poetry already on the air waves from various countries:





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