Alison Rice

Associate Professor of French

Alison Rice

Degrees

M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Research Profile

Professor Rice specializes in 20th- and 21st-century Francophone literature. Her teaching and research interests include autobiography, critical theory, postcolonial studies, immigrant and second-generation literature, translation theory, contemporary women's writing, music in literature, and "Francophonie" in a large sense. Her first book, Time Signatures: Contextualizing Contemporary Francophone Autobiographical Writing from the Maghreb (Lexington Books 2006), closely examines the work of Hélène Cixous, Assia Djebar, and Abdelkébir Khatibi. Her second book, Polygraphies: Francophone Women Writing Algeria (University of Virginia Press, 2012), focuses on autobiographical writings by seven of the most prominent francophone women writers from Algeria today. Her current book project, inspired by a series of filmed interviews she conducted in Paris, explores the present proliferation of women writers of French from around the world.
 

Alison Rice is the author of a website, Francophone Metronomes, featuring filmed interviews with worldwide women writers in Paris: http://francophonemetronomes.com/


Recent Publications Include:

“Rehearsing 17 October 1961: The Role of Fiction in Remembering the Battle of Paris.” L’Esprit Créateur 54:4 (Winter 2014): 90-102.

“Réalittératures: Vraisemblances et Dissidences.” L’Atelier du Roman Special Issue on Pia Petersen’s Un écrivain, un vrai. Flammarion 77 (March 2014): 45-59.

“Dubbing and Doubling Over: The Disorientation of France in the Films of Michael Haneke and Krzysztof Kieslowski.” East, West and Centre: Reframing post-1989 European Cinema. Eds. Michael Gott and Todd Herzog (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014): 51-63.

“Le lieu sacré de la mémoire maternelle: La fable familiale chez Zahia Rahmani.” Les Espaces intimes féminins dans la littérature maghrébine d’expression française. Eds. Robert Elbaz and Françoise Saquer-Sabin (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2014): 69-78.

“‘Étrangères à elles-mêmes’: L’immigration en France chez les nouvelles écrivaines francophones.” Aventures et expériences littéraires: écritures des femmes au début du vingt-et-unième siècle. Eds. Amaleena Damlé and Gill Rye (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014): 212-229.

“Navigations textuelles des femmes marocaines dans l’espace méditerranéen: Mémoires, mères, monde.” Espace méditerranéen: L’écriture de l’exil, immigration et discours postcolonial. Eds. Vassiliki Lalagianni and Jean-Marc Moura (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2014): 71-83.

Francopolyphonies: Foreign Accents in the French-Language Literary Text.” Francophone Cultures and Geographies of Identity. Eds. Adlai Murdoch and Zsuzsanna Fagyal (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2013): 90-104.

“Paris cosmopolite: L’hospitalité, l’immigration et la mondialisation dans la littérature francophone.” Lire les villes: Panoramas du monde urbain contemporain. Eds. Anna Madoeuf and Raffaele Cattedra (Tours: Presses Universitaires François Rabelais, 2012): 295-304.

“Tendances transnationales: ‘Traduit de la francophonie.’” Francosphères 1:2 (2012): 149-69.

Contact Information

175 Decio Faculty Hall
574-631-7513
Rice.28@nd.edu
 
Mailing Address:
University of Notre Dame
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
343 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556