Friday, February 21, 2020

M1 LEA Women in the USA

Recordings and powerpoint on the history of women's rights in the United States.

The powerpoint is here

Recording of class one

Recording of class two

Recording of class three

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Agrégation Home Rule

Un petit voyage à Caen? Entrée libre.

L a prochaine séance du séminaire ERIBIA, groupe de recherche d'anglicistes de l'Université de Caen Normandie, se tiendra 

jeudi 20 février de 15 à 17h en salle SH027 (MRSH) . 

Nous aurons le plaisir d'accueillir Alvin JACKSON, Professeur d'Histoire à l'Université d’Édimbourg, dont la conférence s'intitule : 

"Revisiting the origins of Irish partition, 1880-1920". 

Cette séance sera modérée par Anne-Catherine de BOUVIER .

Monday, February 17, 2020


mardi M1 MEA A401
Séminaire M2 L214

Thème : préfabriqué 1
Compréhension: F508

Ireland today

One aspect of political tension:


Friday, February 14, 2020

Updated post : recordings and powerpoint Master 1 LEA : Ireland


Here is the PowerPoint

Just click here

And here are the recordings on the history, politics and the economy of Ireland - mostly the Irish Republic.

First recording

Second recording

Third recording

Fourth recording

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

les salles

mardi 14h30 séminaire M2 L214

mercredi 9h thème agrégation Préfabriqué 1

mercredi 11h CAPES interne L209

mercredi 17h Agrégation interne compréhension F309

Sunday, February 09, 2020

Thème agrégation: last passages

I am not certain how many classes are left. This Wednesday we will do the last passage in the booklet you received, and here are two more passages for following classes. If you send me your translations I will comment on them.

Click here for last passages

M2 seminar *Updated post*

On Wednesday we will first talk about the video we saw last week - what are its strong points and its weak points *as history*.

Then one of our number will present this article . Please read it first.

Then we will go on with the chronology of the 1970s.

Concerning the marking of the module, you will find here a sample "mini-mémoire" which was done last year, to give you an idea of what is expected.

Just click here

M1 LEA Homework assignment

Master 1 LEA

This module receives two marks: a  classroom test on 3rd March is worth 50%. And there is a homework assignment, also worth 50%. Here is the homework. Watch the video linked below carefully. Summarize its contents in 500 words, and give your opinion in 300 words. The homework must be done on computer and not handwritten. Send me the homework by mail john.mullen ((at)) univ-rouen.fr before 10 March 2020.

The video is here 

Do send me an email if  you have any questions.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Thème agrégation

Mercredi on travaillera sur le dernier texte dans la brochure. Je vous en fournirai d’autres pour la suite des cours.

Friday, February 07, 2020

Consultation copies

If you want to see your script from the January exam, in whatever subject, come to my office A503 at 2pm on Wednesday.
You may come without telling me beforehand, but if you send me an email, I will look at your script before you come. john.mullen [at the university adress] univ-rouen.fr 

Wednesday, February 05, 2020

Today's classes

9h Thème agrégation : préfabriqué 1
11h Capes interne compréhension: L306

Sunday, February 02, 2020

L3 exam

Am finally marking your exams, and the level is generally fine.
For next time, can you remember not to use contractions in written university work?

Captain Cook agrégation 2020 option civilisation post 43: Hawkesworth and the journals

You will have heard that a certain Mr Hawkesworth was asked by the admiralty (and very well paid) to write a book based on Cook's first journal. He mixed together his own material with Cook's journals and those of Joseph Banks. What he wrote did not Always please Cook.

Although you are unlikely to have the time to read the whole of it, an 1821 edition of Hawkesworth's book is available free online here, and this will give you a taste of how Cook was presented to his British contemporaries.


Saturday, February 01, 2020

Thème agrégation

Hope the written exams went okay for those taking the internal set.
On Wednesday morning next we will be looking at the translation of the passage from Jauffret.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Agrégation : emploi du temps modifié

Quelques nouveaux créneaux en mars et avril le mardi après-midi pour les cours de Mme Gillard-Estrada, surtout pour l’épreuve hors programme.
L’emploi du temps mis à jour se trouve toujours au même endroit: ici : http://www.jcmullen.fr/0120EDTAGREG.PDF

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Cours sur Captain Cook 3 : le premier voyage. Agrégation anglais 2020

Class on Captain Cook : the first voyage

This is the third class in the  series, in which I cover in some detail the first expedition, and the questions it raises.

The PowerPoint is here

The first part of the recording is here

The second part is here

Evaluation de l'UE Master 1 LEA Questions économiques et sociales pays anglophone

J'ai eu confirmation que cette UE est évaluée  avec deux notes

50% Devoir sur table lors du dernier cours
50% devoir maison (que je vous donnerai bientôt)

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

M1 LEA Multiculturalism in the UK

I got to the end of the topic of multiculturalism (although I may come back to it). You will find here the powerpoint I used in class. Most of it is illustration  - there is little text; this is deliberate. Still, it might help you revise when it is time to do so.

You will find the PowerPoint if you click here 

As you know I try to record my classes on MP3, again so as to help you at revision time, or if you are ill some time and cannot attend class. The recording does not always work, so classes may be missing sometimes. Here are the recordings of the classes on muticulturalism in the UK, including the first one, which I have already posted.

First recording

Second recording

Third recording

Fourth recording

Fifth recording

Sixth recording

In class we watched extracts from videos.  Here are the links:

This video was of a programme in which a Black British family of the 21st century "travelled back in time" to discover what life was like fifty years and more ago for Black immigrants to Britain.
Click here   You may have to move the cursor if you want the episode to play from the beginning. This is episode one of the series - others are available on YouTube.

Then we looked at a video about the Jewish community in Manchester, both religious and non-religious. You will find it here.    This is episode one of the series - others are available on YouTube.

We also looked at a short video about racial discrimination at night clubs. This short article in French will interest you https://sos-racisme.org/communique-de-presse/la-discotheque-le-memphis-poursuivie-en-justice-a-la-suite-dun-testing-de-sos-racisme/