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

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/

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

CAPES interne

Class today in L306.
Batiment Lavoisier, troisième étage.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

M1 LEA LEA today

Our class at 11am is in A401.
I may be 15 minutes late because of train delay. More news here when available.

Captain Cook schedule

Class as normal tomorrow ( see below for room), but following classes will be postponed till later in the semester. Details tomorrow.

Monday, January 20, 2020




Mercredi 08 janvier 2020 8h30-11h
Voir affichage A 506
Figueiredo, Alison

Mercredi 8 janvier 2020 11h à 12h30
Voir affichage A 506
Mullen, John

Mercredi 22 janvier 2020 8h30-11h
Voir affichage A 506
Figueiredo, Alison

Mercredi 22 janvier 2020 11h à 12h30
Voir affichage A 506
Mullen, John

Mercredi 05 février 2020 11h – 12h30
Voir affichage A 506
Mullen John


Mercredi12 février 2020 11h – 12h30
Voir affichage A 506
Mullen John

Mercredi 04 mars 2020 13h30 – 15h
Voir affichage A 506
Mullen John

Mercredi 18 mars 2020 13h-14h30
Voir affichage A 506
Mullen John

Mercredi 25 mars 2020 8h30-11h30
Voir affichage A 506
Figueiredo, Alison

Mercredi 25 mars 2020 12h-13h30
Voir affichage A 506
Mullen, John

Mercredi 01 avril 20208h30-11h30
Voir affichage A 506
Figueiredo, Alison

Mercredi 01 avril 2020 12h30-14h
Voir affichage A 506
Mullen, John



 For my Tuesday classes

M1 LEA at 11am (salle en attente)
M2 seminar 1970s at 2.30pm L214

For my Wednesday classes

9 am thème Préfabriqué 1
11 am CAPES interne compréhensions L 306
2.30 pm Captain Cook L 312 (attention changement)

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Captain Cook agrégation anglais 2020 option civilisation post 43: from facebook

On this day 18th January 1778 English navigator Captain James Cook became the first European to visit the Hawaiian Islands. He named them the Sandwich Islands, after Lord Sandwich, who was then first Lord of the Admiralty. Capatian Cook had associations with Whitby as a merchant navy apprentice and there is a monument to him at the top of the town.
A statue of James Cook stands in Waimea, Kauai commemorating his first contact with the Hawaiian Islands at the town's harbour in January 1778.
•Here's an article about Captain Cooks discovery of the Hawaiian Islands:

Friday, January 17, 2020

Cours linguistique agrégation

La direction du département a pu trouver une enseignante pour remplacer Mme Goudet pendant son congé maladie. (Merci à la direction) A partir du 21 janvier, Mme Guillemin Bonniec assurera ses cours de linguistique et de phonologie. JM

Captain Cook agrégation anglais 2020 option civilisation post 42 : Indispensable university lecture

I do understand that, since the written exams are looming, people are concentrating on the subjects for these, and will no doubt be spending more time later on Captain Cook. this is one of the reason I will be posting here recordings of the classes, to be listened to again in April! I am also continuing with various videos and podcasts. This lecture in French by a historian is indispensable, I would say. The beginning in particular is good - later it becomes a little descriptive.

Le navigateur James Cook en Polynésie


Little grammar puzzle

I found myself noting on  a piece of paper this morning

"M2 exam : marked and handed in
Agrégation exam: marked and handed out".

And I wondered if my students would have understood the little note, and/ or be able to do an explanatory translation into French...

Send me an email if you think you have it.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

salles pour la semaine prochaine

Pour le cours de M1 LEA mardi, nous somme en attente d'une salle.

Le mercredi, pour l'agrégation:
- Le cours de thème est en préfabriqué 1
- Le cours sur Cook est en A408.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

M2 séminaire 1970s

Le séminaire de M Mullen (1970s) commence mardi prochain. Il a lieu tous les mardis de 14h30 à 16h30.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

M1 LEA 14 janvier

Il n y aura pas cours aujourd’hui. Je vous demande de regarder ce documentaire.


Monday, January 13, 2020

Captain Cook agrégation anglais 2020 option civilisation post 41 Tahitian nose flute

One of the items brought back from the expeditions by Cook and his crew was a traditional Tahitian nose flute, which was recently exhibited at the British Museum in London. This is what such an instrument sounds like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoalqkOum04&t=38s

Sunday, January 12, 2020

M1 LEA Questions économiques et sociales : pays anglophones first class

You will find here the Mp3 recording of the firts part of last week's class, where I introduced the different Uk newspapers, their style and role.

Just click here

The corresponding PowerPoint can be found here.

The second part of the class, where I introduced the question of multiculturalism in the UK, is here

Just click here

Les salles de la semaine

My class for M1 LEA Tuesday is in A107

All my classes on Wednesday are in Préfabriqué 1.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Salle pour examens vendredi après midi

M1 séminaire première guerre
M2 thème

Tous en

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Thème agrégation

Next Wednesday morning we will be going over the mock exam. This is the passage about a policeman chasing someone on a roof. If you didn’t do the mock exam and you don’t have the passage, send me an email.

When you get your scripts back, you will understand my marking scheme if you read this:


If we have time we will move onto the following passage, but we may not have time.

Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Jeudi 9 janvier

J'ai reçu ce message de l'administration de l'université, concernant le mouvement pour défendre les retraites.


  ...  les examens du 9 janvier sont reportés à la date du 17 janvier.
A l'exception des :
- examens des L3 SDL EAD qui sont maintenus le 9 janvier
- examens de L3 musicologie qui sont déplacés au samedi 11 janvier

Sunday, January 05, 2020

ATTENTION MODIFICATION Cours agrégation première semaine - salles

Les cours d'agrégation cette semaine

Mercredi 9h-10h30  Thème, Préfabriqué 1

mercredi 14h30 - 17h Option civilisation Captain Cook, Préfabriqué 1

mercredi 17h-18h méthodologie dissertation (Home Rule) Préfabriqué 1

Friday, January 03, 2020

Captain Cook agrégation 2020 option civilisation post 39: The mapmaker

Cook the mapmaker

This lecture recounts Cook the mapmaker, in particular the work he did before the three voyages, in Newfoundland

The lecture is 36 minutes long.


Captain Cook agrégation anglais 2020 option civilisation post 38 In Our Time : historians discuss Captain Cook

In Our Time is a serious popular programme on BBC Radio 4 which deals mostly with the history of ideas. Solidly establishment, but nevertheless fair-minded, would be the way I would describe it. If you like history there are many dozens of programmes to download and listen to, but, for the moment, the programme on Captain Cook is indispensable, to hear one particular British perspective. You will find the podcast here:


Happy New Year to One and all

Résultat de recherche d'images pour "happy new year london"
As you know, in France, you can wish people "bonne année" at any time in January. This does not work in Britain : after the first, you are too late!