Saturday, December 17, 2016

Thème agrégation janvier 2017

I know that as soon as you walked out of the exam room last week, you were desperate to know when I was going to send you some more passages to translate. Here are the next four. We will be studying them in class from the 4th of January.

Just click here to get the PDF of the next four passages.

On the 3rd January there is a feedback session on the mock exam, and  I will have half an hour to go over with you the main difficulties of the translation passage involved.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Cours de préparation à l'agrégation d'anglais civilisation britannique. 1976-1979

Le Royaume-Uni à l'épreuve de la crise 1970-79

You will find here the recording of the last class, class six, which takes us from 1976 to the end of our period, in  1979.

The mp3 of the first part is here
The mp3 of the second part is here

Key words/ mots clé : podcast agrégation, royaume-uni, crise, 1970s, United Kingdom, history, crisis

Préparation agrégation anglais civilisation britannique

Le Royaume-Uni à l'épreuve de la crise 1970-79

Quelques informations.

Dans un instant je mettrai en ligne l'enregistrement du sixième et dernier cours.
(PS si quelqu'un a laissé une écharpe dans la salle lors de ce cours, vous la retrouverez au secrétariat)

Il y aura quatre TD sur "Le Royaume-Uni à l'épreuve de la crise" à partir du 15 mars (les mercredi à 9h) pour préparer les épreuves orales.

Il y a deux publication importantes dans les semaines à venir

1) Britain and the Crisis in the 1970s: an  Annotated Chronology de John Mullen est un livre électronique qui sera publié par Starebooks la semaine prochaine, et disponible sur les différents plateformes (Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Itunes etc).

2) La Revue française de civilisation britannique publiera le 3 janvier 2017 son numéro spécial sur la question "Le Royaume-Uni à l'épreuve de la crise".

Par ailleurs je vous rappelle que le vendredi 13 janvier à l'Université de Paris 10 Nanterre, il y aura une journée d'étude sur le même sujet (j'y interviendrai d'ailleurs sur la question de la musique populaire).

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Préparation agrégation anglais civilisation britannique 46

Le Royaume-Uni à l'épreuve de la crise 1970-1979

The closing down of industries in Britain caused much hardship and unemployment in the 1970s. Governments or political leaders had a series of responses - from nationalization to tax cuts depending on their political ideas. Trade unions sometimes organized strikes against redundancies. But this documentary is about another response from trade unionist: the alternative corporate plan. Workers in Lucas Aerospace wanted to persuade their company to make different, more socially useful products, instead of closing factories.

The documentary is here.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Plan de dissertation: agrégation

I know you are all very busy preparing your mock exams. If you send me detailed outlines of dissertations on the subject "Crisis, what crisis?" during the Xmas holidays, I will comment on them.

Préparation agrégation anglais civilisation britannique 45

Le Royaume-Uni à l'épreuve de la crise 1970-79

This documentary looks at the movement "Rock against racism" and its rise in the late 1970s. This very influential network brought together in a very innovative manner young Black and young White people in hundreds of gigs and other events across the country.

The spark which led to the rise of Rock against Racism was the reaction by a group of left wingers to Eric Clapton’s drunken racist tirade at a concert in Birmingham. A letter to the music press brought hundreds of replies, and the network became much more powerful than its initiators had thought possible. In the following months, dozens of local concerts were organized following the RAR recipe: black reggae groups and white punk groups playing on the same bill, the black group always top of the bill. The result was both the mixing of musics, as different influences met each other, and the mixing of different audiences which up to then had been subject to de facto unthinking racial segregation : reggae music had been for Blacks and punk music for Whites.[1]

[1] With a small number of notable exceptions such as mixed race woman singer Poly Styrene from the punk group X ray Spex.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Master's seminar diversity and multiculturalism

This is the video we watched at this week's seminar.
Make sure you have understood all the key elements in it.


Cours d'agrégation civilisation britannique 1973 to 1976

Le Royaume-Uni à l'épreuve de la crise 1970-1979

Here is the 5th class. It takes us (at a rate of knots) from 1973 to 1976.

Here is part one

Here is part two

Keywords: podcast, agrégation, 1970s, British history, lecture, conférence

Illustrations from Tuesday afternoon class

If you've been listening to the recordings of the Tuesday afternoon class, you might like to have the illustrations to hand: here they are

Click on this link

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Devenir lecteur/lectrice en pays anglophone

Si vous êtes en master à Rouen et vous pensez à l'agrégaton, une année à l'étranger dans une université en tant que lecteur/lectrice pourrait beaucoup vous aider.
Réunion d'information vendredi 9 décembre en A608 à 15h 

Conseils pour le thème



Sunday, December 04, 2016

Thème: concours blanc agrégation

The agrégation mock exam will the same for all students.

Le concours blanc  de thème et de version sera le même pour les agrégations  internes et externes, selon le bon vieux principe "qui peut le plus peut le moins".

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Master 1 Research seminar on multiculturalism

I will be posting here a little reading to help you gain some perspective on the issues we have been looking at.

This article deals with antiracism in one of the main trade unions over a couple of décades.


Cours d'agrégation 1971 et 1972

Le Royaume-Uni à l'épreuve de la crise.

Here is class four in Mp3 format, which takes us through 1971 and 1972 at breakneck speed.

Here is the first part

And here is the second part

Even if you were present, listening again could be good!

Key words : Podcast, agrégation, Le Royaume-Uni à l'épreuve de la crise, 1970s, Uk, contemporary history

Journée d'étude agrégation à Nanterre

The following event is open to everyone, but is of particular interest to students preparing the agrégation. As you can see it includes a series of brilliant speakers :=) From Rouen station, it will take you an hour and ten minutes to get to Paris, and from Saint Lazare about half an hour to get to Nanterre.

Université de Nanterre

 « Observatoire de l’aire britannique »

Journée d’études

Société, culture, communauté au Royaume-Uni, 1970-79

Vendredi 13 janvier  2017

Salle R14, Bâtiment V (UFR LCE)
Station de RER : Nanterre Université 

8.45 : Accueil des participants

9h00 –  Discours d’ouverture  :   Caroline Rolland-Diamond, directrice du CREA EA 370

9h15 – Marc Lenormand, Université de Paul  Valéry- Montpellier 3, EA 741, EMMA

“The new unionism ? Community mobilisation and working-class creativity in the UK in the 1970s”

9h45 – Mathilde Bertrand, Université de Bordeaux II-Michel Montaigne, EA 4196 CLIMAS

“The Community Development Projects in the United Kingdom in the 1970s”

10h15 – Adrian Park, Université de Reims, Champagne-Ardennes, EA  4299 CIRLEP

“Miners, Community and the 1970s”

10.45 – Pause

 11h00 – Sharon Baptiste, Université Paris 13-Villetaneuse,  EA 7338 PLEIADE

“The African Caribbean diaspora in 1970’s Britain : the beginnings of social, cultural and political activism”

 11h30 – Stephen Rowley, Université d’Artois, Arras, EA 4028 Textes et Cultures 

“Belfast, 1970s, the view from the frontline”

 12h00 – Keith Dixon, Université Lumière, Lyon 2

“The red and the blue : working-class insubordination and nascent nationalism in Scotland in the seventies”

12.45 – Déjeuner

  14h15 – Richard Hyman, LSE,  Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations  

“Britain in the 1970s: Was There No Alternative?

 15h15 – John Mullen, Université de Rouen-Normandie, ERIAC EA  4705

Whose crisis ? Whose decline ? The flourishing of popular music in 1970s Britain”

15h45 Pause

16.00 – Serge Chauvin, Université Paris Nanterre, CREA EA 370

“Le cinéma britannique des années 1970’

16.30 – Bernard Cros,  Université Paris Nanterre, CREA EA 370

La « maladie anglaise » : réflexions sur le hooliganisme et la société britannique des années 70