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See detailUnder Construction: Postcolonial Gateways and Walls
Tunca, Daria ULg; Wilson, Janet

Book published by Brill (in press)

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See detailGateways and Walls, or the Power and Pitfalls of Postcolonial Metaphors
Tunca, Daria ULg; Wilson, Janet

in Wilson, Janet; Tunca, Daria (Eds.) Under Construction: Postcolonial Gateways and Walls (in press)

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See detailIntersections on the "Map of Art": Metaphor in Ben Okri's Dangerous Love and Wilson Harris's The Mask of the Beggar
Tunca, Daria ULg

in Davis, Geoffrey V.; Collier, Gordon; Delrez, Marc (Eds.) et al The Invention of Legacy (in press)

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See detailThe Poetics of (In)visibility: A Stylistic Analysis of Caryl Phillips's Foreigners: Three English Lives
Tunca, Daria ULg

in Ariel : A Review of International English Literature (in press)

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See detailIdentités et stéréotypes postcoloniaux
Dony, Christophe ULg; Ledent, Bénédicte ULg; Munos, Delphine ULg et al

Conference given outside the academic context (2015)

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See detailA Stylistic Analysis of Caryl Phillips's "Made in Wales"
Tunca, Daria ULg

Conference (2015, September 07)

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See detailTowards an "African Stylistics": Apprehending Cross-Cultural Creativity in the Works of Chris Abani
Tunca, Daria ULg

Conference (2015, July 18)

Anglophone African literatures have often been praised for their linguistic originality. More often than not, critics interested in the stylistic inventiveness of works from the continent have focused ... [more ▼]

Anglophone African literatures have often been praised for their linguistic originality. More often than not, critics interested in the stylistic inventiveness of works from the continent have focused their attention on these texts’ specifically “African” features, from the use of proverbs to the presence of words from indigenous languages. While these scholarly studies have done much to demonstrate the richness of African aesthetic standards, they have also tended to obscure other facets of the creativity of African writers who, just like their counterparts all over the world, make ample use of such devices as metaphor, irony, and unreliable narration. After a brief examination of the methodological and epistemological issues that have shaped the elusive field of “African stylistics”, I propose to investigate how contemporary stylistic theories may contribute to the understanding of the multiple forms of creativity found in the works of the US-based Nigerian writer Chris Abani. A self-proclaimed “global Igbo” (after the name of his father’s ethnic group), Abani boldly combines in his work African cosmology with influences from the Catholic and Buddhist traditions, also using formal devices – such as minor sentences and poetic metaphors – whose significance can only be fully appreciated through extensive stylistic analysis. Mainly focusing on Abani’s novella Becoming Abigail (2006), I will suggest that a combination of traditional culture-oriented approaches to African literatures and more typically “mainstream” stylistic techniques is needed to apprehend the Nigerian writer’s complex cross-cultural worldview. [less ▲]

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See detail"Only Questions, No Answers": Chris Abani's Dog Woman
Tunca, Daria ULg

Conference (2015, June 05)

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See detailThe Power of a Singular Story: Narrating Africa and Its Diasporas
Tunca, Daria ULg; Ledent, Bénédicte ULg

in Research in African Literatures (2015), 46(4), 1-9

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See detailWhat is Africa to me now?
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg; Tunca, Daria ULg

in Research in African Literatures (2015), 46(4), 1-150

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See detailPostcolonial Thresholds: Gateways and Borders
Wilson, Janet; Tunca, Daria ULg

in Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2015), 51(1), 1-6

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See detailPostcolonial Thesholds: Gateways and Borders
Wilson, Janet; Tunca, Daria ULg

in Journal of Postcolonial Writing (2015), 51(1), 1-107

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See detailChinua Achebe's Arrow of God: More Questions than Answers?
Tunca, Daria ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

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See detailA Stylistic Analysis of Caryl Phillips's Foreigners: Three English Lives
Tunca, Daria ULg

Conference (2014, June 18)

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See detailStylistic Approaches to Nigerian Fiction
Tunca, Daria ULg

Book published by Palgrave Macmillan (2014)

The combination of the words 'language' and 'Anglophone African literatures' generally brings to mind an aesthetic based on the use of proverbs and phrases borrowed from the writers' mother tongues. Such ... [more ▼]

The combination of the words 'language' and 'Anglophone African literatures' generally brings to mind an aesthetic based on the use of proverbs and phrases borrowed from the writers' mother tongues. Such culturally specific features also characterize Nigerian fiction – but can this rich literary tradition really be reduced to its reliance on local languages and folklore? Answering this question in the negative, this book claims that the analysis of style in Nigerian fiction needs to be broadened to account for the range of linguistic techniques deployed by contemporary writers. Drawing on the discipline of stylistics, this study introduces a series of methodological tools to demonstrate how sustained attention to form can foster understanding of content in selected works by some of the most widely celebrated Nigerian writers of recent times – Chris Abani, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Uzodinma Iweala and Ben Okri. Among the key issues addressed are the link between style and characterization, the interplay between aesthetics and ideology, and the relationship between language and representation. These different thematic approaches converge to suggest that, while the cultural specificity of Nigerian fiction cannot – and should not – be ignored, this body of works also needs to be freed from the straightjacket of critical and disciplinary orthodoxy that has too often restricted its interpretation. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat is Africa to me now? The continent and its literary diasporas
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg; Tunca, Daria ULg

in Transition (2014), 113

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See detailWhat is Africa to me now?
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg; Tunca, Daria ULg

in Transition (2014), 113

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See detailMixed Zone 3: "What is Africa to me now? The continent and its literary diasporas"
Ledent, Bénédicte ULg; Tunca, Daria ULg

Article for general public (2013)

Présentation bilingue des écrivains Jackie Kay, Caryl Phillips et Chika Unigwe, ainsi que du photographe Johny Pitts, suivie d'extraits vidéo de leurs interventions dans le cadre du colloque "What is ... [more ▼]

Présentation bilingue des écrivains Jackie Kay, Caryl Phillips et Chika Unigwe, ainsi que du photographe Johny Pitts, suivie d'extraits vidéo de leurs interventions dans le cadre du colloque "What is Africa to me now? The continent and its literature diasporas". [less ▲]

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