Dr Savrina CHINIEN

Lecturer – French Literature (Modern Languages)



Room 306, 3rd Floor East, School of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 83026
E-mail: Savrina.Chinien@sta.uwi.edu


• PhD in French, Francophone and Comparative Literature, Bordeaux 3 University
• MA (DEA) in Anglophone studies, Bordeaux 3 University
• MA (Maîtrise) in Anglophone literatures and civilisations, Bordeaux 3 University
• BA in English and anglophone literature, Delhi University

Research Interests

• The poetics of Caribbean Writers
• Films concerning Africa and African diaspora
• The poets of 19th century French Literature
• Post-war French Novel, Theatre and film

See interview in Spotlight on Modern Languages and Linguistics.

Current Courses

FREN 2607 Post Romantic French Poetry
FREN 3004 Representing the “New” in Post-War French Fiction, Theatre and Film
FREN 3501 The French Caribbean Novel
Translation (French to English)

Recent Publications

• Chinien, Savrina. « L’art de l’écrire chez Patrick Chamoiseau >, Présence francophone, N 73, 2009, pp. 36-45.

• Chinien, Savrina. Rencontre avec Raphaël Confiant, Interculturel N 13, 2009, Lecce, Italy.

• Chinien, Savrina. « Ousmane Sembène, l’artiste postcolonial ? >: Thierno I. Dia (dir.) – Sembène Ousmane, Numéro Spécial sur Ousmane Sembène, cinéaste-écrivain sénégalais. Africultures. Paris: L’Harmattan, 2009, pp. 73-82.

• Chinien, Savrina. « Sembène Ousmane, artista postcoloniale ? > in Thierno I. Dia (a cura di) – Sembène Ousmane. Milan: Editions Il castoro, 2009, pp. 39-48.