Daria Tunca

Langue :anglais
Sexe :féminin
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Chercheur postdoctoral au Département d'anglais de l'Université de Liège, Belgique (en 2012)
ISNI :ISNI 0000 0003 7064 279X

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Éditeur scientifique2 documents

  • Caryl Phillips

    writing in the key of life

    Description matérielle : 1 vol. (441 p.)
    Description : Note : Notes bibliogr. Index
    Édition : Amsterdam : Rodopi , 2012
    Éditeur scientifique : Bénédicte Ledent

  • Postcolonial gateways and walls

    under construction

    Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XVIII-347 p.)
    Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references and index
    Édition : Leiden : Brill Rodopi
    Éditeur scientifique : Janet Wilson (1948-....)


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  • Stylistic approaches to Nigerian fiction

    Description matérielle : ix, 203 pages
    Description : Note : Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-197) and index
    Abstract : "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. This book's interdisciplinary approach serves as an exciting template for future research into African and postcolonial literatures more broadly"
    Édition : Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan , 2014


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  • Caryl Phillips : writing in the key of life / edited by Bénédicte Ledent & Daria Tunca, 2012

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