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Dr. Christiane Leurquin

Dr Christiane Leurquin

Teaching Fellow French Programme

Christiane studied History at the Université de Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in Paris and completed a Doctorate in 1992 on the History of the Kanak population. Since 2008, she has focused her research on the literature of the French speaking Pacific islands, with a particular interest in the literature of New Caledonia. Christiane has presented several papers since 2010, on the oral tradition structure in a text published in 2001 (De La Tradition orale à l’écrit en Nouvelle-Calédonie : L’Exemple du “petit coco vert”, 2010) and on the portrait of children (L’enfant kanak à travers la littérature, 2012) and women (La popinée chez Baudoux et Mariotti, 2012) in New Caledonia. At present, she is working on childhood and identity, analysing the ties between tradition and social break up, introspection and search for identity in the spatiotemporal location of childhood in literature.

Email: christiane.leurquin@otago.ac.nz
Phone: +64 3 479 9097
Office: Arts 3S8