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Dr Joseph McGonagle, Lecturer in Cultural Studies in the French Speaking World, University of Manchester answers questions on key themes in filmic representations of Franco-Algerian relations, the advantages and pitfalls of using film to help students understand historical and contemporary Franco-Algerian relations(interview carried out by Natalya Vince, March 2009). The 12 minute interview took place just after the one-day conference on 'France, North Africa and the Middle East Interdisciplinary and Multimedia Perspectives', held at the University of Portsmouth on 18 March 2009. 1. What are some of the key themes in films that represent Franco-Algerian relations? 2. What are some of the advantages and some of the pitfalls of using films as a tool to help students to understand contemporaries or Franco-Algerian relations? 3. Do you think students are able to place their understanding of films in context of the real world? Do you think there’s a danger of over –interpretation? 4. Which 3 films would you choose which are most useful for students to study?
'After spending our coppers we trudged wearily home.': Robert Shipp's poem recreates the atmosphere of a childhood spent at the fair. Accompanied by photographs of Hull Fair during the same period. This resource was created as part of the National Fairground’s project, ‘Hull Fair, fun for all’, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund in association with Hull City Council (see http://www.hullfair.dept.shef.ac.uk). The resource is the copyright of the National Fairground Archive, University of Sheffield (http://www.nfa.dept.shef.ac.uk/) and has been made available with their permission. Some rights reserved (see terms of licence by clicking on the CC licence logo below).