Romance languages professors author new books

Author: Arts and Letters


Two faculty members in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Notre Dame have published new books.

“Time Signatures: Contextualizing Contemporary Francophone Autobiographical Writing from the Maghreb” (Lexington Books, 2006) by Alison Rice, examines the autobiographical work of three contemporary Francophone writers from the Maghreb, or North African region – Assia Djebar, Hlne Cixous and Abdelkbir Khatibi.

In the book, Rice demonstrates that these writers present the “self” in French in ways influenced by sensitivities acquired during their early experiences in a multicultural, multilingual environment.

A member of the Notre Dame faculty since 2005, Rice specializes in 20th- and 21st-century Francophone literature.

“El Cuerpo Vestido,” by Encarnacin Jurez-Almendros, explores the intersection of autobiography, dress and identity in Golden Age literature, and is the first book in the field of early modern Spanish literature to broadly treat the subject. It was published recently by Tamesis Books.

A member of the faculty since 1999, Jurez-Almendros specializes in Golden Age Spanish literature.

Originally published by Susan Guibert at on April 19, 2006.