Women Lead 2023 — Alison Rice: Discovering the voices leading a literary revolution

Author: Beth Staples

Alison Rice
Alison Rice, chair of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and a professor of French and Francophone studies.

Throughout Nanovic Faculty Fellow Alison Rice's career, her research, writing and teaching have amplified the voices and experiences of women, including those from underrepresented communities, on campus and around the world.

Her latest work elevates the creative writing of women who come to Paris and publish prolifically in French, despite it not being their native language — a “literary revolution,” she says, that deserves to be celebrated, as they deploy stylistic and thematic innovations derived from their diverse, and sometimes common, past experiences.

In honor of International Women's Day, read more about Rice's work here, as well as the story of six other Notre Dame women who are innovating in their fields to help the University become a powerful means for doing good in the world.


Originally published by Beth Staples at al.nd.edu on March 06, 2023.