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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

OLWrP_November. Cosmopolitan accents in Girona. The English HOUR presents... a listening projectt

INTEGRATED SKILLS.
Cooperative work.

Listen and write ... to listen and test



OLWrP_November.

This month,
Let's do  our listening test with The English HOUR





TASK 1.  Listen to the first 10 min .
Catalan connections with Marcela Topor (20/04/2016  
--  25 min) interviews today  Irish historian  Mary Nash.

Video: http://www.elpuntavui.tv/video/163578867.html

Q1.  She admits an interest on Hispanic history issues.  How long has she lived in Spain? and in what sense is she important to us?
           
Q2. How did she decide to start her search on gender studies in Spain?

Q3. How was it that she went to undergraduate studies again?

Q4. What was the topic of her research with professor Giralt?

Q5. In which sense was her choice of studies outrageous?

Q6.  What were the difficulties to get acces to her historical materials? Name three

Q 7.  Mary Nash accepts a bit reluctantly the adjective... you were brave". How does she  accept it?

Q 8.  Mary Nash had to fight to get her work recognised. In which ways did she explain it?


Q9. When asked if she could agree on the gender equality in the academic sector nowadays, what did she say?


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REVIEW on The English HOUR.   November project.

TASK2.  Explore the rest of the Mary Nash's recorded programs.

Now set 40 minutes ahead with no noise, interference:
TAKE NOTES!! from minute 10:05 to min 18:50. 


TASK 2.1.  Listen to the  talk and go ahead on her work as a historian, the subject matter.
TASK 2.2.  Prepare  a Listen-to-Write text.  200 words.  in 35 minutes


KEY to our listening test. 
Q1.  She admits an interest on Hispanic history issues.  How long has she lived in Spain? and in what sense is she important?
 0.45:  a:  Almost a lifetime! and she opened a new field Women studies! (now Gender studies) 
Q2. How did she decide to start her search on gender studies in Spain? -long answer
2:21  a: A fellowship in Turin. She discovered the Mediterranian... She came to Barcelona in the early 70's. 
Q3. How was it that she went to undergraduate studies again?
 2:51  a:  she could not get her Univ  of Cork degree accepted. She turned up a student again.  With her researcher background she went into new interests. The Barcelona  librarians had guarded  worth clandestine info in "hell" (closed vault.). 
Q4. What was the topic of her research with professor Giralt?
4:20  a:  women's agency and protagonism in the Republica and the civil war. 
Q5. in which sense was her choice of studies outrageous?
4:44  a:  The tutor  did not understand her studies, but was liberal about her work, tolerated her transgression on a new field. 
Q6.  What were the difficulties to get acces to her historical materials? Name three
5:26  a:  Go to Salamanca, under military  rule, .... not to be sent to jail, young woman more difficult. Being told she invented the "proof of her work" as nobody knew the documents. 
Q 7.  Mary Nash accepts a bit reluctantly the adjective... you were brave". How does she  accept it?
6:35  a:   I was young, rebellious, living with an Irish passport researcher helped. 
Q 8.  Mary Nash had to fight to get her work recognised. In which ways did she explain it?
7:25  a:  the field of WOMEN history was not established yet. Hard to accept it as a "real" field of research.7:50   Few women in the faculty as professors at top positions 1970's  
Q9. When asked if she could agree on the gender equality in the academic sector nowadays, what did she say?
8:35  a: Not in Brussels, neither Spain nor Bcn. Professorships 25%, associated professors ... slightly more. There is a glass ceiling and a large dropout. In a sense it is equal per se, BUT there are still many discriminating practices, with  large profile and awesome work done by women.

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