Saturday, July 22, 2017



Thursday, July 13, 2017

Americanizatrion of English

This is a journalistic treatment, so I expect there to be plenty of exaggeration in there, but interesting nevertheless:


Monday, July 10, 2017

La gauche britannique et le Brexit

Maintenant en ligne : le video et le MP3 de mon intervention "La Gauche britannique et le brexit un an après le référendum".


Thursday, July 06, 2017

Préparation à l'agrégation : thème

My translation classes for preparing the agrégation will start again after the summer. Each week you will translate a passage at home and we will work on it in class. The following week I will post my own translation here on this blog. If I receive your translation by email more than a week before we work on the passage in class, I will send you a detailed correction of your work (also by email).

If occasionally you do not have time to translate the passage at home, do come to the class anyway. Do not do this often, however: watching other people translate does not move you forward much.

Here is the booklet of translation passages. None of them are passages we worked on last year or the year before (I run on a three-year cycle). Translate the first one before the first class (it is a little easier than the others).

What can political rock do ?

Summer is often the time for writing. Here is my new article "What can political rock do? A discussion based on the example of the Tom Robinson Band".


Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Master LEA

Using English in the business world is an experience fraught with pitfalls. This free online course from the University of Lorraine, about running meetings in English, can no doubt help you. 

To follow the course, you need to creat an account on FUN, but this is free.


Friday, June 16, 2017

Le Brexit, un an après le référendum

Vous trouverez ici l'enregistrement video de notre journée d'études "Le Brexit : un an après le référendum" , qui a eu lieu le 14 juin 2017 à Rouen.

La journée comprend ma propre intervention sur "La Gauche et le Brexit".


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Instability of UK government

You can find the front pages of the newspapers here :


Friday, June 09, 2017

Si vous étiez britannique...

Vous auriez voté pour qui? Voici un comparatif des programmes

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

French Journal of British Studies/ Revue française de civilisation britannique

Up to date liste of all the issues which are available free online, here:


Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Élections au Royaume Uni


Saturday, June 03, 2017

Gay Bombay

What is it like being gay in India? If you are like me, you have no idea.
This BBC podcast looks at this question:


India is one of the topics we study in LEA Master L1, so I am always on the look at for new documentaries and other sources.

Friday, May 05, 2017


Libération se penche sur l'histoire de l'Irlande du Nord, et les conséquences possibles du Brexit.