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15 Sep 2023

English - Talking about... - Speaking exercises

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Linguistics

In this document, you will find some exercises to improve your speaking skills.

05 Sep 2023

Wireless, The Voice - Agatha Christie (1925) - Questions and exercises

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Literature

This document includes questions, a translation exercise and a creative writing exercise based on an extract of the short story Wireless, written by Agatha Christie.

31 Aug 2023

Modernists of the 30s - Comparative essay

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Literature

This document is an essay on the modernist movement, which appeared in the 1930s, and its followers (writers, poets, philosophers, etc.)

28 Aug 2023

Myths and Heroes

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics

Myths are stories and heroes are the people who support it, and both are part of our collective imaginary. They are so different from boring people and life that we feel interested. Could we also become heroes? We will first define and take a look at the myths and heroes we know, and then we will...

28 Aug 2023

Idea of Progress : sport performances

Essay - 1 pages - Linguistics

We should start saying that progress is simply a positive evolution. This can be applied to all sorts of subjects but today I will be talking about sports performances because limits are pushed further. But can we consider this real progress?

28 Aug 2023

Leeds Woollen Workers Petition (1786) and Letter from Leeds Cloth Merchants (1791) - Introduction to Civilization

Tutorials/exercises - 1 pages - Linguistics

This is a commentary of two documents: the Leeds Woollen Workers Petition (1786) and the Letter from Leeds Cloth Merchants (1791) by answering the following questions: - Present the two documents (type). - Who are the authors of the documents? - Who are they addressed to? - What are the messages?...

26 Aug 2023

The thing around your neck, A private experience - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - 2009

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Literature

In this other short story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, two women help each other to find shelter in an abandoned store, after running with no rest, in a hurry. One is clearly Muslim, the other, Chika, seems to be Christian. In an atmosphere of dictatorship and ethnic tensions, they have escaped a...

26 Aug 2023

The Thing Around Your Neck, The American Embassy - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (2009)

Book review - 1 pages - Literature

The document is a 200-word review of the chapter "The American Embassy" of the short story "The Thing Around Your Neck" by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

26 Aug 2023

Recitatif - Toni Morrison (1983) - Race as a social construct

Text commentary - 4 pages - Literature

"Recitatif" of Toni Morrison only short story follows a fairly traditional structure: the narrator relates several episodes in her life, all centered around chance encounters with a childhood friend. Yet the narrative is thoroughly informed by an experiment in omission. Indeed, the two...

26 Aug 2023

To what extent can Housefathers truly identify as heroes?

Presentation - 1 pages - Linguistics

Non-conforming sexuality has long been a factor of violence and discrimination. Over the years, the gay community organized into ‘Houses': small, tight-knit safe spaces working as families, in which these people, long being harassed, could enjoy their sexuality and culture freely,...

26 Aug 2023

Notes of a Native Son, Baldwin, J. (2017) - How can a black man, marginalized and silenced, dehumanized, can see in his struggle the struggle of mankind?

Text commentary - 2 pages - Literature

In the eponymous section of his most celebrated collection of essays, "Notes of a Native Son", James Baldwin, one of the most prominent African-American writers of the last century, explores questions of race through a very personal lens: he recounts his relationship with his father and his...

03 Aug 2023

Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley (1818) - How does Mary Shelley transition from the time Victor Frankenstein was very excited and joyful about his project, to realizing it was a foolish and horrific idea?

Tutorials/exercises - 2 pages - Linguistics

Frankenstein is the most famous novel by Mary Shelley; it became a classic of literature and has been adapted many times since its creation. During her lifetime, Mary Shelley wrote around ten books, including poems and novels. Frankenstein is her second work, and also the most famous one. It...

03 Aug 2023

King as disturber of the peace - Vincent Gordon Harding (1987) - The substitution of the advocate's meaningful struggle for an iconic representation

Text commentary - 5 pages - Linguistics

"King as Disturber of the Peace" is an essay written by Vincent Gordon Harding, exploring the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. In this essay, Harding presents an alternative perspective on King's role in society, challenging the conventional image of King as a passive and peaceful...

18 Jul 2023

Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus - Mary Shelley (1818)

Text commentary - 2 pages - Literature

The text studied is an abstract from the novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus, written by Mary Shelley and published in 1818. Its genre is fantastic, or horror novel. It is sometimes considered to be a gothic novel.

27 May 2023

King Lear - Shakespeare (1606) - A tragedy from the Renaissance

Text commentary - 2 pages - Literature

The violent language used by King Lear in his speech, marking his anger, leads us to another characteristic: the role of art as an instrument of knowledge. Indeed, King Lear's speech evolves through the extract. In the beginning, Lear orders the storm ("Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks!...

27 May 2023

Myths and Heroes - published: 27/05/2023

Essay - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

In this notion we talk about myths and heroes. A myth can be a legend, a story which is imaginary and a hero can be an historical person or a character from a book or in a movie to stop a bad person. In this notion we talk about the different person or character like Captain America who influence...

25 May 2023

Raymond Boudon, the Leader of "Methodical Individualism"

Biography - 1 pages - Humanities/philosophy

Raymond Boudon is a philosopher and one of the most eminent French sociologists of the 20th is century and the beginning of the 21st century with Alain Touraine, Michel Crozier and Pierre Bourdieu. He was born on January 27, 1934, in Paris and died on April 10, 2013, in Paris. Raymond Boudon is...

24 May 2023

The Culture Map - Erin Meyer (2014) - The cultural differences

Book review - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

If I need to admit something, it was the only book in the three proposed that I hadn't chosen to read, thinking that I would be able to adapt to the cultural differences compared to the topic "communication" treated in the book "Non-violent communication" for example. But, in the end since...

10 May 2023

Do's and Don'ts to work in Tunisia

Practical guide - 2 pages - Humanities/philosophy

It is almost impossible for a foreigner to get a job in Tunisia (given the revolution) unless it is sponsored by a Tunisian company. In order to obtain a position, it is imperative to be proficient in Arabic or English. The main sources for finding work are the Internet and the daily newspaper...

08 Mar 2023

The Depiction of Women's Struggles Against Patriarchal Power Structures in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and The Testaments - Proposal

Dissertation - 6 pages - Literature

The document is an outline of a thesis about Margaret Atwood's depiction of women's struggles in her works. The project explores the depiction of women's struggles against patriarchal power structures in Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale and its sequel, The Testaments....

14 Feb 2023

Modal verbs

Course material - 6 pages - Linguistics

This document contains lessons and examples on the use of modal verbs in english.

05 Feb 2023

West African Anglophone Literary Productions

Course material - 21 pages - Literature

By and large, the objective of this course is to get students in the humanities to cast a meaningful glance at the landscape of the aesthetico-social and political realities which have affected the continent, ever since slavery days through colonization up to the contemporary stage, in the prism...

02 Jan 2023

Hap - Thomas Hardy (1866) - Structuralist critic

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

Hap is one of Thomas Hardy's first famous poems, written in the 1860s when he was still in his twenties. Its theme is one that would reoccur throughout both Hardy's poetry and fiction: the apparent unpredictability of the world and how our fortunes (and misfortunes) are the consequences...

25 Dec 2022

British and American literature up to the 18th century

Text commentary - 1 pages - Literature

Shakespeare's sonnets deal with themes of life such as love, the passing of time, old age and death. They are therefore universal themes that still speak to us today. Among these sonnets, I chose sonnet 73 which deals with the theme of old age because it is a theme that is not sufficiently...

22 Dec 2022

Is the Reality of the Subject a Certainty or an Illusion?

Essay - 3 pages - Humanities/philosophy

"Cogito ergo sum. "I think, therefore I am'. This Latin locution, uttered by René Descartes, philosophers of the Enlightenment, gives an unmistakable type of view of human consciousness. Since I have the will and the consciousness to think, I am, I exist. My thought, which I observe, refers...

15 Dec 2022

Great Expectations, chapter 39 - Charles Dickens (1860) - Reading comprehension

Book review - 2 pages - Linguistics

In this extract, we find out that the convict is Pip's patron! Pip is shocked and sad, because it means all his dreams for Estella are dashed to pieces. The language used by Dickens contributes to Pip's downfall; Magwitch slowly but surely unveils the whole story to Pip, using formal...

27 Nov 2022

The Tempest - William Shakespeare (1610) - How does Shakespeare use the supernatural to establish the status of characters in the Tempest?

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The Tempest is a play written by William Shakespeare in which the author uses the supernatural throughout the play. For example, the storm that appears in the very first scene of the play is a manifestation of the supernatural. There are other supernatural things in the play, Shakespeare uses...

26 Nov 2022

Beowulf vs Gilgamesh

Essay - 4 pages - Literature

It is reasonable that not every quest concludes in the manner in which it was initially intended; it was the lesson that two mythical heroes, Gilgamesh and Beowulf, had to learn. One of the heroes went on a quest to find eternity while the other sought to find power and wealth, but both did not...

12 Nov 2022

The history of the English language

Speech - 1 pages - Linguistics

Today, the purpose of my conference is to present you the history of the English language and its evolution, and I will conclude with the impacts of this language in the world nowadays. So first of all, English was born circa the fifth century, when The Romans (who spoke Latin) left England in AD...

22 Oct 2022

Dialogue between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson

Creative writing - 3 pages - Literature

It was a very sunny afternoon in London. I remember how full the streets were. I had some troubles walking through the thick crowd, and sometimes jostled some people. Indeed, this day, I was out because I had a very important appointment with a very important person. I was called a few days ago...