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Sunday, May 12, 2024

Séminaire - Histoire de militantes XIXe - Eric Hobsbawm - Vénézuela - jeudi 16 mai

Séminaire qui intéresserra particulièrement ceux et celles qui pensent préparer l'agrégation d'anglais 2025

Si vous voulez écouter moi et les deux autres, en personne à Rouen,  ou en ligne, n'hésitez pas. Top départ jeudi 16 mai, 15h heure de Paris.


Dans le cadre des activités de l'Axe 1 de l'ERIAC, nous vous invitons à venir assister ou à participer à distance au séminaire qui aura lieu le jeudi 16 mai en A509 de 16h30 de 15h à 18h.

Voici le lien de connexion: https://webtv.univ-rouen.fr/

Cette dernière séance du séminaire sera portée par trois voix de l’ERIAC :

  • Wassila Boutchich, doctorante en civilisation britannique: "Lumière sur les femmes militantes britanniques des années 1848-1868″
  • John Mullen, professeur de civilisation britannique: "La conception de l’histoire d’Eric Hobsbawm – ses fortunes depuis 50 ans"
  • Thomas Posado, maître de conférences en civilisation latino-américain: "Le syndicalisme comme prisme de la crise politique vénézuélienne (1999-2021). Présentation d’un ouvrage"

Friday, April 19, 2024

Last class L3 - Slides and podcast Jeremy Corbyn

  You will find here a recording of the class on Jeremy Corbyn:

Just click here.

You will find here the accompanying slides:

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And you will find here the section of the class where I looked in more detail at an extract from his speech:

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Monday, April 15, 2024

orals - text commentary - reminders

 

Reminder :

The questions you always need to ask yourself for each document, before you begin to write your commentary, are the following.

 

WHO? (is expressing themselves. What is significant about the person, which will help us understand what this document is doing?)

TO WHOM? (are they trying to communicate - remember there is often more than one audience)

WHEN? (What is important about the fact that it was at this time and not another? At one point does this document come in key processes)

WHAT? (is the essential content of the document? Also, what do they NOT say which we might expect them to say?)

WHY? (are they saying all this: what is their objective? Are they trying to move the audience, motoivate the audience, persuade someone who does not agree?)

HOW? (do they try to reach their objective? -  Irony? Emotional language? Scientific arguments? Religious feeling? Mockery? Rhetorical devices?) What methods do they NOT us, which we might have expected them to use? Why not, in your opinion?

WHAT HAPPENED AFTER? (If the document promises, or predicts or warns, did these elements come true?)

HOW TYPICAL IS THE DOCUMENT? (Is it an innovative declaration of a new movement, or one more cliché from that time period, or what?)

WHAT DIFFERENCE DID IT MAKE? (Where does the document fit in to longer historical processes?)

 

In any exercise you are unlikely to find something to say on every one of the above questions for each document, but the list gives you an idea of where you should be looking.

 Reminder : 

 Analysis of vocabulary/ style/ lexical fields. These can occasionally be useful to help explain the objective of a document and how that objective is attained. However, listing words used without saying why this is useful is a mistake. I should say that at least 80% of the time, when I see the expression « lexical field » in a commentary on a civilisation document, it is not good.

Reminder :

Take time to think about the objective of the author of each document: this needs to be at the centre of your analysis. Talk about the objective of each document from the very first time you mention it.

 Reminder :

Students often quote the documents too much. This takes up a lot of valuable time. You may quote from the documents a particularly important phrase, or a particularly difficult phrase, to help you explain. It is not a good idea to quote dozens of phrases.

 

Slides/podcast Margaret Thatcher

 You will find here the class on the life and works of Margaret Thatcher:

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You will find here the section of the class looking at a particular extract of her 1975 speech:

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You will find here the slides we saw in class:

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Saturday, April 13, 2024

Séminaire utile pour agrégatifs

 If you are likely to be preparing the agrégation for 2025, you will have seen that the new programme for British civi is about various radical movements, mostly over the 19th century.

By coincidence, the seminar for May 2024 organized by Eriac and taking place in the afternoon of 16th May turns out to be very useful in connection with this theme. I will be speaking about a historian, Eric Hobsbawm, who is central to the historiography of the subject, and Wassila will be speaking about her research on 19th century activists women.


  • Jeudi 16 mai 2024 (15h00-18h00)
    Wassila Boutchich, « Lumière sur les femmes militantes britanniques des années 1848-1868 »
    John Mullen, « La conception de l’histoire d’Eric Hobsbawm – ses fortunes depuis 50 ans »
    Thomas Posado, « Le syndicalisme comme prisme de la crise politique vénézuélienne (1999-2021). Présentation d’un ouvrage »


RV A 506. All welcome.

Corbyn

 I will shortly be putting the recording of the class on Margaret Thatcher up on this blog. Next week is the last class, and we will be looking at Jeremy Corbyn. You can find here a book review I wrote about the subject:

https://journals.openedition.org/rfcb/pdf/2256 

A few years back, a Swiss radio station interviewed me about Corbyn:

Lʹantisémitisme sʹinvite dans la campagne électorale au Royaume-Uni
https://www.rts.ch/audio-podcast/2019/audio/l-antisemitisme-s-invite-dans-la-campagne-electorale-au-royaume-uni-25091582.html


Et France Culture a demandé à moi et à une collègue nos analyses de la mouvance Corbyn

https://www.radiofrance.fr/franceculture/podcasts/le-magazine-de-la-redaction/momentum-le-bras-gauche-de-jeremy-corbyn-le-renouveau-travailliste-au-royaume-uni-6963328

Saturday, April 06, 2024

Last class on Northern Ireland

 

Voici le lien pour la dernière séance :

 

Christophe Gillissen vous invite à une réunion Zoom planifiée.

 

Sujet: agrégation (6)

Heure: 10 avr. 2024 15:00 Paris

 

Rejoindre Zoom Réunion

https://syvik-fr.zoom.us/j/93786965561?pwd=R3Mwc0p1bFJuZEowWFowaWlqM1luQT09

 

ID de réunion: 937 8696 5561

Code secret: 396486

 

Podcast and slides Nelson Mandela/ Podcast and slides Martin Luther King

 You will find here the introduction I gave in class concerning Nelson Mandela:

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And here the slides we saw during the lesson: 

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You will find here the introduction I gave on the life and times of Martin Luther King:

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And here the section of the class concerning his last speech in particular:

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You will find here the slides we saw:

Just clIck here.

Wednesday, April 03, 2024

Important - émargement cours compréhension/thème oral

Les stagiaires qui étaient présents en cours de compré aujourd'hui doivent émarger sur le système Sofia. Le numéro secret est  8311. Faites passer l'info!

Cours agrégation compréhension/thème oral aujourd'hui

 L210 de 14h à 15h30.

Je suis au courant que certains devraient partir tôt pour cours Irlande du Nord

Cours Irlande du Nord aujourd’hui

 Christophe Gillissen vous invite à une réunion Zoom planifiée.


Sujet: agrégation Irlande du Nord (5)
Heure: 3 avr. 2024 15:00 Paris

Rejoindre Zoom Réunion
https://syvik-fr.zoom.us/j/95327057710?pwd=S1JUMkZBZUdmYjFYRXFjdW9LOGNSQT09

ID de réunion: 953 2705 7710
Code secret: 747589

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Cours Irlande du Nord demain



Christophe Gillissen vous invite à une réunion Zoom planifiée.

Sujet: agrégation Irlande du Nord (4)
Heure: 27 mars 2024 15:00 Paris

Rejoindre Zoom Réunion
https://syvik-fr.zoom.us/j/95419332313?pwd=M0cyckFkMjN1Q0E0MHVUUHkrMW0wZz09

ID de réunion: 954 1933 2313
Code secret: 680918

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Podcast and slides Andrew Carnegie/ podcast and slides Theodore Roosevelt

 Here is the recording of the introductory lecture on Andrew Carnegie

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Here is the part of the class examining an extract from the document

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And  here are the slides we saw in class

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 Here is the recording of the introductory lecture on theodore Roosevelt

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Here is the part of the class examining an extract from the document

Just click here.

And  here are the slides we saw in class

Just click here.

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Agrégation interne compréhension orale/thème oral . Signing in code!

 I was able to sign in for myself, but have not been able to so far for you. You have not very much time to sign in on the Sofia platform with the code for Wednesday morning 20 March, which is 7833 .

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Cours Irlande du Nord mercredi 20

 Christophe Gillissen vous invite à une réunion Zoom planifiée.

Sujet: agrégation (3)
Heure: 20 mars 2024 15:00 Paris

Rejoindre Zoom Réunion
https://syvik-fr.zoom.us/j/94046708081?pwd=dWZhRmE1NG1RQzNZNVhOSUtJZC9Ydz09

ID de réunion: 940 4670 8081
Code secret: 002335

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Agregation Irlande du Nord, cours mercredi

 Voici le lien pour le cours mercredi prochain :


Christophe Gillissen vous invite à une réunion Zoom planifiée.

Sujet: agrégation (2)
Heure: 13 mars 2024 15:00 Paris

Rejoindre Zoom Réunion : https://syvik-fr.zoom.us/j/98417091384?pwd=NGpUV0FrbUlySjJpYklhWUlBVmYrdz09

ID de réunion: 984 1709 1384
Code secret: 945279

Monday, March 11, 2024

Emmeline Pankhurst podcast and slides

 You will find here the class on Emmeline Pankhurst, her ideas and her activism:

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You will find here an analysis of a section of her speech:

Just click here

And you will find here the slides we saw in class:

Just click here


Salles de la semaine

 mardi L3 orals - amphi 4


Mercredi - all classes T103

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Thème agrégation

 I wasn’t paying attention and I just realized today was my last class teaching thème for agrègation! Good luck to the externe people in the exams, if I don’t see you again. If you are still here next year, I will not be, as I am retiring.

I will see the interne people a few more times for comprehension orale/ thème oral (externe people, you are welcome to come if you are free and you find it useful.