Daria Tunca

RESEARCH FIELD: African Literature

Daria Tunca has an MA in English Studies and has been working as an assistant in the English Department at the University of Liège, Belgium, since 2001. She teaches English grammar and her areas of research include post-colonial literature (especially African fiction) and stylistics. She is currently working on a PhD thesis, tentatively entitled "Language in Recent Nigerian Fiction", whose purpose is to analyse novels by writers such as Ben Okri and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie from a perspective that includes elements from stylistics, sociolinguistics and literary criticism. She also edits an online bibliography of works by and about Ben Okri (http://www.ulg.ac.be/facphl/uer/d-german/L3/boindex.html) and has a website on Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (http://www.ulg.ac.be/facphl/uer/d-german/L3/cnaindex.html).

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Publications

·Tunca Daria, "Ben Okri's The Landscapes Within and Dangerous Love: Vision and Revision", Bell New Series 2: The Linguistics / Literature Interface (2004).
·Tunca Daria, "Interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie", The Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Website, 27 January 2005. Online at http://www.ulg.ac.be/facphl/uer/d-german/L3/cnainterview.html .
·Tunca Daria, review of Chris Abani’s Graceland and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus, Wasafiri 45 (Summer 2005), pp. 81-83.
·Tunca Daria, “Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie en Chika Unigwe: stemmen die aandacht verdienen”, trans. from the English by Lode Demetter, Rekto:verso: Tweemaandelijks Tijdschrift voor Kunstkritiek 16, March-April 2006, pp. 18-19.
·Tunca Daria, “Paying Attention to Language, Replicas and the Role of the Artist in Janet Frame’s Living in the Maniototo”, Journal of Postcolonial Writing 42.1, May 2006, pp. 32-43.