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Monday, September 30, 2013

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Le département d'anglais est en mesure d'inviter une centaine d'étudiants à une projection du film The Butler qui aura lieu le 15 octobre 2013 à 20h au cinéma du palais à Créteil.

Il s'agit d'un film important sur la civilisation des Etats Unis. 

Détails bientôt affichés dans le département

Replica World War 1 trench system | Calendar - ITV News

Replica World War 1 trench system | Calendar - ITV News

WW1 poppy plan endorsed by David Cameron is turned down for funding - Telegraph

A lot of money is being spent in Britain to commemmorate the first world war. Will it be a remembrance ceremony with an anti-war tone, or with a militarist or even imperialistic tone? The debate goes on. Here is a comment in a Conservative newspaper.

WW1 poppy plan endorsed by David Cameron is turned down for funding - Telegraph

Friday, September 27, 2013

L1 Bloc 2 changement d'amphi

Le cours de L1 Bloc 2 "Social and ethnic identity and conflict" aura lieu la semaine prochaine et les semaines suivantes en amphi gris ("Amphi 4"). Il suffit de descendre l'escalier à côté de l'amphi rouge.

Si l'étudiante qui a demandé des informations sur l'accessibilité de cet amphi peut m'envoyer un mail (john.mullen at wanadoo.fr), j'ai les informations nécessaires. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Someday their plinth will come: Trafalgar Square contenders revealed | Art and design | The Guardian

An art competition is held regularly to decide what sculpture should be placed in Trafalgar Square for the next few months:

Someday their plinth will come: Trafalgar Square contenders revealed | Art and design | The Guardian

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

▶ Opening Ceremony - London 2012 Olympic Games - YouTube

Although it is rather long, students of British  society can learn a lot from watching the Olympics opening ceremony from 2012. The importance of humour, the rôle of popular music, pride in the National health service, multiculturalism ...


▶ Opening Ceremony - London 2012 Olympic Games - YouTube

M1 Enseignement CAPES préparation épreuve composition

Classes to prepare this exam begin this week. But half my students are not registered on the online space of the university "Eprel". If this is you, or you know who it is, get signed up or get them signed up!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Subsidising students in England is 'unfair' – Plaid Cymru - University World News

Over the next year, we will be hearing a lot about relations between  England and Scotland. This article looks at one aspect of relations between England and Wales.

Subsidising students in England is 'unfair' – Plaid Cymru - University World News

Monday, September 09, 2013

L1 Bloc 2 Social and ethnic identity and conflict

This class will be on Friday mornings and starts in a couple of weeks' time. It is open to anyone in the Faculté de Lettres, but is given and tested in English.



Main theme(s)
Week 1
Introduction to the course : definitions, stereotypes, identities. Social divisions in Britain  today.
Week 2
Northern Ireland : community and conflict
Week 3
National identities in Scotland and Wales
Week 4
History of immigration and multiculturalism
Part 1 : Jewish and Irish immigrants 1850-1940
Week 5
Part 2 : Caribbean immigrants, Indians and Pakistanis 1945- 2000. History of racism and antiracism.
Week 6
DST
Week 7
Part 3 : Immigration, racism and multiculturalism in Britain today. Eastern European immigrants, hybrid identities.
Week 8
History of identity and conflicts at work before 1945. Taff Vale, the General strike, the hungry thirties.
Week 9
Identities and conflicts at work after 1945. The post-war boom, Thatcher and Blair; working in Britain in the 21st century.
Week 10
Being a woman in Britain part one : women’s movements 1900-2010, progress and limits in Britain today.
Week 11
 Being a woman in Britain, part two
Week 12
History of gay identities in Britain : before and after legalization, political movements and cultural representations in Britain today.
Week 13
Examen

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Open access reaches tipping point in sciences – Study - University World News

Open access reaches tipping point in sciences – Study - University World News

John Mullen | Université Paris Est (Paris XII) - Academia.edu

La page sur mes recherches, mise à jour, sur academia.edu

John Mullen | Université Paris Est (Paris XII) - Academia.edu

La clé des langues - Anglais - How do I pronounce this?

This speaking robot will help you to pronounce correctly almost anything.
Try for example "economical, economist, economy!" and you will find that the robot gets the word stress in just the right place. A utiliser sans modération.


La clé des langues - Anglais - How do I pronounce this?

Friday, September 06, 2013

L3 civilisation britannique. Britain since 1945: curriculum for my group (Thursday morning)



Draft programme  L3S5   2013-2014
Civilisation britannique Britain since 1945
Week one
The End of the war, and the new Britain
Week two
Attlee’s brave new world 1945 – 55
Week three
« You’ve never had it so good » Macmillan ;
The « wind of change » : decolonization
Week four
From Wilson’s « White heat of technology » through the « liberated sixties » to Edward Heath and the end of the post-war boom
Week five
The seventies : Mass unemployment, Heath and Callaghan
Week six
The 1980s, Thatcher and Thatcherism
Week seven
Blair and the Third Way, and the elections of 2010
Week eight
DST
Week nine
History of British art since 1945
Week ten
Cinema, popular music and Popular culture since 1945
Week ten
Immigration Race and racism since 1945
Week eleven
Major debates in Britain today (i)
Week twelve
Major debates in Britain today (ii)
Week thirteen
Final Exam

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

L3 civilisation: Britain since 1945

In a few weeks I will be starting up my third year class "Britain since 1945". We will be trying to understand what people's lives were like 70 years ago, before mobile phones, computers, televisions, frozen food, pizzerias, rock music, IKEA and tower blocks. This  documentary series on life at home in Britain during the second world war is a good place to get an initial impression of life back then.


WW2 Home Front Britain Part 1 of 6 - YouTube

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Les partis politiques en Grande-Bretagne - livre - Editions Armand Colin.

Vient de sortir
Les partis politiques en Grande-Bretagne - livre - Editions Armand Colin.

Monday, September 02, 2013

The special relationship is over. At long last! article from the Independent

The special relationship is over. At long last!: It seems the marriage is in grave trouble. I don’t mean between Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones but between the nations that made them. (Sorry, that’s a bit cheesy I know). The ties that bind the two parties begin to chafe, split the skin, cause discomfort and hurt. On a TAP flight on Saturday night from beautiful Portugal – miserable because the crew were, in turn, prejudiced and rubbish, refusing to provide even a drink of water – a Welsh family gave me their copy of The Sun, my first look at the news for a fortnight. Its front page evoked Churchill and Roosevelt, intoned laments and dripped with sorrow. Millions of their readers will grieve, but as many or more will not. They feel as do I, that this arranged marriage is oppressive and unequal. Britain has been the surrendered wife for too long.