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What good news this is, Florent!  Thanks for telling us!

Sherrill


On 3/31/16 10:33 AM, Florent Dubois wrote:
>
> Dear 5 Bank Streeters,
>
> I’m very pleased to inform you that /My Ántonia/ will be on the 
> syllabus of the /agrégation d’anglais/ in France for the next two 
> years. (The /agrégation/ is a national competitive examination that is 
> held once a year and is designed to recruit high school teachers. In 
> the humanities it is often an implicit requirement if you want to get 
> funding for a PhD as its high selectivity is regarded as a good way to 
> assess the student’s level in a given subject. In English there are 
> usually about 2000 candidates for 200 positions.)
>
> French universities will probably hold a few symposia on /My Ántonia/ 
> next year to help the candidates (and their teachers) know the novel 
> better.
>
> http://cache.media.education.gouv.fr/file/agregation_externe/54/7/p2017_agreg_ext_lve_anglais_556547.pdf 
>
>
> Best regards to everyone,
>
> Florent Dubois
>
> PhD candidate
>
> Université Paris Diderot-Paris VII (Université Sorbonne Paris Cité)
>