dsc_0730-copyProf Marc Serge Rivière


Prof Serge Rivière was Laureate of the Royal College of Curepipe in 1965 on the Arts Side. He completed an M.A at Aberdeen University (Scotland, 1970), a postgraduate M.A at McMaster University (Canada, 1971), a PhD at Glasglow University (Scotland, 1980) and a Diploma in Education at Monash University (Australia, 1982). From 1970 to 2008, he lectured on French and Francophone Literature and Cultural Studies in Scotland, Canada, Australia, France, Ireland and Mauritius (as visiting Professor at UoM from 2003-2005). On his retirement in 2008, he was awarded the title of Professor Emeritus of Limerick University, Ireland. He was decorated by the French Government as Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académique in 2005.

Professor Rivière has published 35 books in French and English and over 70 refereed articles. He lectures at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute and the Open University of Mauritius.

In 2012, Professor Rivière joined the English Speaking Union (ESU) as an ordinary Member.  He was invited to join the Executive Committee of the ESU in June 2014, and was elected Vice-President of the ESU in August 2015.    Prof Rivière regularly conducts workshops on public speaking skills (for students) and creative writing (for teachers).  Besides, he runs several customised English Language programmes for teachers, in both Mauritius and Rodrigues.