Publications and communications of Daria Tunca

Theses and dissertations

Doctoral thesis

Tunca, D. (2008). Style beyond Borders: Language in Recent Nigerian Fiction [Doctoral thesis, ULiège - Université de Liège]. ORBi-University of Liège. https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/15897

Master dissertations

Tunca, D. (2003). Voices and Visions: Language in Gbenga Agbenugba's Another Lonely Londoner and Ben Okri's The Landscapes Within and Dangerous Love [Specialised master, ULiège - Université de Liège]. ORBi-University of Liège. https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/15896

Tunca, D. (2001). Witches, Scarecrows and Dinosaurs: Avatars of Adaptability in Janet Frame's The Adaptable Man [Master’s dissertation, ULiège - Université de Liège]. ORBi-University of Liège. https://orbi.uliege.be/handle/2268/15895

Publications

Books

Written alone

Tunca, D. (2014). Stylistic Approaches to Nigerian Fiction. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137264411

Direction and/or edition of collective works (including proceedings of scientific meetings, special issues of journals)

Romdhani, R., & Tunca, D. (Eds.). (2022). Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781003110231

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (Eds.). (2020). Illuminating Lives: The Biographical Impulse in Postcolonial Literatures. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 55 (3), 333-479.

Tunca, D. (Ed.). (2020). Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Jackson MS, United States: University Press of Mississippi.

Ledent, B., O'Callaghan, E., & Tunca, D. (Eds.). (2018). Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature: On the Edge. New York, United States - New York: Palgrave.

Tunca, D., & Wilson, J. (Eds.). (2016). Postcolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction. Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. doi:10.1163/9789004337688

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (Eds.). (2015). What is Africa to me now? Research in African Literatures, 46 (4), 1-150.

Wilson, J., & Tunca, D. (Eds.). (2015). Postcolonial Thesholds: Gateways and Borders. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51 (1), 1-107.

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (Eds.). (2014). What is Africa to me now? Transition, 113, 1-101.

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (Eds.). (2012). Caryl Phillips: Writing in the Key of Life. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi.

Articles and book chapters

Articles in journals with peer reviewing

Tunca, D. (08 April 2020). 'Nobody disappears. People don't just disappear': Repetition and Negation as Dialogic Devices in Caryl Phillips's 'Northern Lights'. Journal of Literary Semantics, 49 (1), 1-25. doi:10.1515/jls-2020-2018

Tunca, D., & Ledent, B. (2020). Towards a Definition of Postcolonial Biographical Fiction. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 55 (3), 335-346. doi:10.1177/0021989419881234

Tunca, D. (2018). The Danger of a Single Short Story: Reality, Fiction and Metafiction in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s "Jumping Monkey Hill". Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 54 (1). doi:10.1080/17449855.2017.1419833

Tunca, D. (2018). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as Chinua Achebe's (Unruly) Literary Daughter: The Past, Present, and Future of "Adichebean" Criticism. Research in African Literatures, 49 (4), 107-126. doi:10.2979/reseafrilite.49.4.08

Tunca, D. (July 2017). The Poetics of (In)visibility: A Stylistic Analysis of Caryl Phillips' Foreigners: Three English Lives. Ariel: A Review of International English Literature, 48 (3-4), 159-186. doi:10.1353/ari.2017.0026

Tunca, D., & Ledent, B. (2015). The Power of a Singular Story: Narrating Africa and Its Diasporas. Research in African Literatures, 46 (4), 1-9. doi:10.2979/reseafrilite.46.4.1

Wilson, J., & Tunca, D. (2015). Postcolonial Thresholds: Gateways and Borders. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 51 (1), 1-6. doi:10.1080/17449855.2014.988434

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (2014). What is Africa to me now? The continent and its literary diasporas. Transition, 113, 1-10.

Tunca, D. (2013). The Confessions of a "Buddhist Catholic": Religion in the Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Research in African Literatures, 44 (3), 50-71. doi:10.2979/reseafrilite.44.3.50

Tunca, D. (2009). Redressing the "Narrative Balance": Subjection and Subjectivity in Chika Unigwe's On Black Sisters' Street. Afroeuropa: Journal of AfroEuropean Studies, 3 (1).

Tunca, D. (2009). Linguistic Counterpoint in Gbenga Agbenugba's Another Lonely Londoner. Matatu: Journal for African Culture and Society, 36, 195-211.

Tunca, D. (2009). Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Purple Hibiscus (2003). English Text Construction, 2 (1), 121-131. doi:10.1075/etc.2.1.07tun

Tunca, D. (2009). An Ambiguous "Freedom Song": Mind-Style in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus. Postcolonial Text, 5 (1), 1-18.

Tunca, D. (2008). "'Nigeria is Bus is Stage': The Bus as Metaphor in Contemporary Nigerian Fiction". Commonwealth: Essays and Studies, 30 (2), 35-48.

Tunca, D. (2006). 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), 32-43. doi:10.1080/17449850600595640

Tunca, D. (2004). Ben Okri's The Landscapes Within and Dangerous Love: Vision and Revision. BELL. Belgian Journal of English Language and Literatures, 2, 85-101.

Articles in journals without peer reviewing

Tunca, D. (2008). "Svetski Nigerijci": Nigerijski pisci u dijaspori u dvadeset prvom veku (Cvijanović, I., Trans.). Mostovi, 143-144, 5-15.

Book chapters

Tunca, D. (2024). Diasporic Consciousness and Narrative Ambiguity in Short Stories by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Chika Unigwe. In L. Losambe & T. Ojaide, The Routledge Handbook of the New African Diasporic Literature. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Romdhani, R., & Tunca, D. (2022). Introduction: Locating the Mutations of Colonial Violence in the Postcolonial World. In R. Romdhani & D. Tunca (Eds.), Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World (pp. 1_20). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Tunca, D. (2022). Unscrambling the "Grammar of Violence": Sexual Assault and Emotional Vulnerability in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah. In R. Romdhani & D. Tunca (Eds.), Narrating Violence in the Postcolonial World (pp. 59-78). New York, United States: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781003110231-3

Tunca, D., & Nwankwọ, I. (2022). Confronting Racism and Colonialism in Cécile Djunga’s and Trevor Noah’s Stand-up Comedy. In I. Nwankwọ, Stand-up Comedy in Africa: Humour in Popular Languages and Media (pp. 45-66). Stuttgart, Germany: Ibidem.

Tunca, D. (2020). The Novelist as Therapist: A Conversation with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In D. Tunca, Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (pp. 182-200). Jackson, United States - Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi.

Tunca, D. (2020). Introduction. In D. Tunca (Ed.), Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Jackson MS, United States: University Press of Mississippi.

Ledent, B., O'Callaghan, E., & Tunca, D. (2018). "Madness is rampant on this island": Writing Altered States in Anglophone Caribbean Literature. In B. Ledent, E. O'Callaghan, ... D. Tunca (Eds.), Madness in Anglophone Caribbean Literature: On the Edge (pp. 1-17). New York, United States - New York: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-98180-2_1

Tunca, D. (2017). Intersections on the "Map of Art": Metaphor in Ben Okri's Dangerous Love and Wilson Harris's The Mask of the Beggar. In G. Collier, G. V. Davis, M. Delrez, ... B. Ledent (Eds.), The Cross-Cultural Legacy: Critical and Creative Writings in Memory of Hena Maes-Jelinek (pp. 81-95). Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. doi:10.1163/9789004338081_013

Tunca, D., & Wilson, J. (2016). Gateways and Walls, or the Power and Pitfalls of Postcolonial Metaphors. In J. Wilson & D. Tunca (Eds.), Postcolonial Gateways and Walls: Under Construction (pp. 9-18). Leiden, Netherlands: Brill. doi:10.1163/9789004337688_002

Tunca, D. (2013). "We die only once, and for such a long time": Approaching Trauma through Translocation in Chris Abani's Song for Night. In M. Munkelt, M. Schmitz, M. Stein, ... S. Stroh (Eds.), Postcolonial Translocations: Cultural Representation and Critical Spatial Thinking (pp. 127-143). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi. doi:10.1163/9789401209014_009

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (2012). Introduction. In B. Ledent & D. Tunca (Eds.), Caryl Phillips: Writing in the Key of Life (pp. 11-21). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi.

Tunca, D. (2012). Towards a Stylistic Model for Analysing Anglophone African Literatures: Preliminary Epistemological Considerations and a Case Study. In J. K. S. Makokha, O. J. Obiero, ... R. West-Pavlov (Eds.), Style in African Literature: Essays on Literary Stylistics and Narrative Styles (pp. 31-57). Amsterdam, Netherlands: Rodopi.

Tunca, D. (2012). Away from a Definition of African Literature(s). In P. Cuder-Domínguez & B. Ledent (Eds.), New Perspectives on the Black Atlantic: Definitions, Readings, Practices, Dialogues (pp. 105-124). Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Tunca, D. (2012). Appropriating Achebe: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and "The Headstrong Historian". In P. Nicklas & O. Lindner (Eds.), Adaptation and Cultural Appropriation: Literature, Film, and the Arts (pp. 230-250). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter.

Tunca, D. (2010). Of French Fries and Cookies: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Diasporic Short Fiction. In K. Gyssels & B. Ledent (Eds.), Présence africaine en Europe et au-delà / African Presence in Europe and Beyond (pp. 291-309). Paris, France: L'Harmattan.

Contributions to encyclopedias and dictionaries

Tunca, D. (2022). Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi. In S. J. Burn, L. Larkin, ... P. O'Donnell (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Contemporary American Fiction, 1980-2020 (pp. 11-16). Hoboken, United States - New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons.

Tunca, D. (2013). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In B. Didier, M. Calle-Gruber, ... A. Fouque (Eds.), Le Dictionnaire universel des créatrices (pp. 47-48). Paris, France: Antoinette Fouque.

Tunca, D. (2011). Okri, Ben (1959 - ). In H. L. Gates & E. K. Akyeampong (Eds.), Dictionary of African Biography (vol. 5: Oding-Teres) (pp. 23-25). New York, United States - New York: Oxford University Press.

Tunca, D. (2011). Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi (1977 - ). In H. L. Gates & E. K. Akyeampong (Eds.), Dictionary of African Biography (vol. 1: Abach-Brand) (pp. 94-95). New York, United States - New York: Oxford University Press.

Tunca, D. (2010). Christopher Abani. In C. Sandru & R. Clark (Eds.), The Literary Encyclopedia.

Tunca, D. (2008). Okri, Ben (1959-). In R. M. Juang & N. Morrissette (Eds.), Africa and the Americas: Culture, Politics, and History (pp. 847). Santa Barbara, United States - California: ABC Clio.

Tunca, D. (2008). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In J. Pouvelle & J.-P. Demarche (Eds.), Guide des littératures d’Irlande et du Commonwealth des origines à nos jours (pp. 287-290). Paris, France: Ellipses.

Book reviews

Tunca, D. (2021). Review of Afropolitan Literature as World Literature, ed. by James Hodapp. Recherche littéraire / Literary Research, 37, 331-335.

Tunca, D. (2019). Review of Fighting Words: Fifteen Books That Shaped the Postcolonial World, ed. by Dominic Davies, Erica Lombard, and Benjamin Mountford. Recherche Littéraire, 35, 263-267.

Tunca, D. (2019). Review of A Companion to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, ed. by Ernest N. Emenyonu. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 55 (1), 144-145. doi:10.1080/17449855.2019.1572486

Tunca, D. (2018). Review of Kai Mikkonen's Narrative Paths: African Travel in Modern Fiction and Nonfiction. Recherche Littéraire, (34), 149-153.

Tunca, D. (2017). Review of Madhu Krishnan's Contemporary African Literature in English: Global Locations, Postcolonial Identifications. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 53 (5), 617-618. doi:10.1080/17449855.2017.1330321

Tunca, D. (2011). Review of Frameworks: Contemporary Criticism on Janet Frame, ed. by Jan Cronin & Simone Drichel. Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 47 (3), 362-363.

Tunca, D. (2010). Annotation of Patrick West's "Theoretical Allegory / Allegorical Theory: (Post-)Colonial Spatializations in Janet Frame's The Carpathians and Julia Kristeva's The Old Man and the Wolves". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20090414.31792

Tunca, D. (2010). Annotation of David Farrier's "'The other is the neighbour': The Limits of Dignity in Caryl Phillips's A Distant Shore". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20090123.30758

Tunca, D. (2010). Annotation of Madelaine Hron's "Ora na-azu nwa: The Figure of the Child in Third-Generation Nigerian Novels". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20081111.29944

Tunca, D. (2010). Annotation of Antony Johae's "Wole Soyinka's 'Hamlet': The Rotten State of Denmark Revisited". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20081104.29853

Tunca, D. (2010). Annotation of Valérie Baisnée's "To Ibiza: Separation and Recreation in Janet Frame's Island Narrative". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies.

Tunca, D. (2010). Annotation of Obi Nwakanma's "Metonymic Eruptions: Igbo Novelists, the Narrative of the Nation, and New Developments in the Contemporary Nigerian Novel". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies.

Tunca, D. (2010). Annotation of Emmanuel Chukuwudi Eze's "Language and Time in Postcolonial Experience". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies.

Tunca, D. (2010). Review of Olabisi Gwamna's Dancing with Shadows and Other Stories. African Literature Today, 28, 150.

Tunca, D. (2009). Annotation of Lily G.N. Mabura's "Breaking Gods: An African Postcolonial Gothic Reading of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus and Half of a Yellow Sun". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies.

Tunca, D. (2009). Annotation of Esther de Bruijn's "Coming to Terms with New Ageist Contamination: Cosmopolitanism in Ben Okri's The Famished Road". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20081104.29859

Tunca, D. (2009). Annotation of Bill Ashcroft's Caliban's Voice: The Transformation of English in Post-Colonial Literatures. Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20090106.30431

Tunca, D. (2009). Annotation of Lokangaka Losambe's "Death, Power and Cultural Translation in Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20081013.29536

Tunca, D. (2009). Annotation of Marc Delrez's "The Missing Chapter in Janet Frame's Living in the Maniototo". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20090107.30452

Tunca, D. (2009). Annotation of Ivane Mortelette's "'A Proof that I Did Exist': Janet Frame and Photography". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20090107.30453

Tunca, D. (2009). Annotation of Omar Sougou's Writing Across Cultures: Gender Politics and Difference in the Fiction of Buchi Emecheta. Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20080306.27292

Tunca, D. (2008). Annotation of Gerald Gaylard's "Mastering Arachnophobia: The Limits of Self-Reflexivity in African Fiction". Routledge Annotated Bibliography of English Studies. doi:10.1080/ABES.20080502.27462

Tunca, D. (2008). Review of Chantal Zabus's The African Palimpsest: Indigenization of Language in the West African Europhone Novel. Tolomeo (Il), 11 (2), 30-32.

Tunca, D. (2007). Review of Tomi Adeaga's Translating and Publishing African Language(s) and Literature(s): Examples from Nigeria, Ghana and Germany. Commonwealth: Essays and Studies, 31 (1), 119-121.

Tunca, D. (2005). Review of Chris Abani's Graceland and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus. Wasafiri, 45 (Summer), 81-83. doi:10.1080/02690050508589972

Others

Ledent, B., Tunca, D., & Phillips, C. (2020). "A Growth to Understanding": An Interview with Caryl Phillips about Biographical Fiction. Journal of Commonwealth Literature, 55 (3), 456-468. doi:10.1177/0021989418814586

Tunca, D., Mortimer, V., & Del Calzo, E. (2013). An Interview with Chika Unigwe. Wasafiri, 75, 54-59. doi:10.1080/02690055.2013.802439

Tunca, D., & Adichie, C. N. (2008). Intervju sa Čimamandom Ngozi Adiči (Cvijanović, I., Trans.). Mostovi, 141-142, 30-33.

Tunca, D., & Unigwe, C. (2008). Afroeuropa in Conversation with Chika Unigwe. Afroeuropa: Journal of AfroEuropean Studies, 2 (1).

Computer developments

Textual, factual or bibliographical databases

Tunca, D. (2017). The Chika Unigwe Bibliography.

Tunca, D. (2011). The Chris Abani Bibliography.

Tunca, D. (2004). The Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Website.

Tunca, D. (2004). The Ben Okri Bibliography.

Learning materials

Other learning materials

Leroy, C., & Tunca, D. (2009). Phonetics. (ULiège - Université de Liège, LGER0007-1).

Scientific popularization and diffusion for general audience

Articles in magazines or newspapers

Tunca, D. (February 2022). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: L'audace de raconter le "vrai". Traces, le journal culturel de l'UCLouvain, 4, p. 2-3.

Tunca, D. (2016). Americanah de Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.

Tunca, D., Ledent, B., & Romdhani, R. (Other coll.). (2016). Dossier "Altered States" (nouvelle d'Alecia McKenzie, interview et poèmes de Kei Miller) (Ziane, C., Trans.). Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (2013). Mixed Zone 3: "What is Africa to me now? The continent and its literary diasporas". Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.

Tunca, D. (2010). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Culture, le Magazine Culturel de l'Université de Liège.

Tunca, D. (2009). ACLALS @ Buckingham Palace: A Cynical Scholar's Report on the Celebration of the Commonwealth's Diamond Anniversary. ACLALS Newsletter, p. 3-4.

Tunca, D. (March 2006). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie en Chika Unigwe: stemmen die aandacht verdienen (Demetter, L., Trans.). Rekto:verso : Tweemaandelijks Tijdschrift voor Kunstkritiek, 16, p. 18-19.

Others

Adichie, C. N., Nziza, F., & Tunca, D. (2022). Interview with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Wilson, J., & Tunca, D. (2011). Editorial: The Spirit of EACLALS.

Tunca, D. (2009). Fred D'Aguiar visits the English Department.

Tunca, D. (2008). Une thèse de doctorat: "Style beyond Borders: Language in Recent Nigerian Fiction".

Unpublished conferences and communications

Communications to congresses and symposiums

Tunca, D. (26 June 2024). A Stylistic Analysis of Violence against Children in Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap and Its Australian Television Adaptation [Paper presentation]. PALA Conference: Stylistics in the World, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (26 April 2024). The Ethics of (Reading) Metafiction: Revisiting Self-Reflexivity through Form in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Half of a Yellow Sun and “Jumping Monkey Hill” [Paper presentation]. Recentring Form(s) in and of the Margins: The Politics of Self-Reflexivity, Brussels, Belgium.

Tunca, D. (31 May 2023). Tweets Fall Apart: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the Role of the African Writer in the Digital Age [Paper presentation]. European Conference on African Studies: African Futures, Cologne, Germany.

Tunca, D. (25 June 2022). Reading Abiola Irele's The African Scholar and Other Essays [Paper presentation]. 6th Annual Lagos Studies Association Conference (online), Lagos, Nigeria.

Tunca, D. (13 May 2022). Passing in Zadie Smith's NW [Paper presentation]. The Dynamics of Postcolonial Passings: Comparisons and Intersections, Liège, Belgium.

Tunca, D. (18 September 2021). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "Modernist" Biofiction: Postcolonial or World Literature? [Paper presentation]. Biofiction as World Literature, Leuven (hybrid conference), Belgium.

Tunca, D. (09 July 2021). Unscrambling the "Grammar of Violence": Sexual Assault in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Americanah [Paper presentation]. PALA annual conference, Nottingham (online), United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (13 March 2020). Compiling a Bibliography of Works by and about Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Methodological and Practical Challenges [Paper presentation]. Postcolonial Literary Bibliographies and Archives, Liège, Belgium.

Tunca, D., & Nwankwọ, I. (10 October 2019). Confronting Race, Colonialism, and Difference in African Diasporic Stand-up: The Cases of Trevor Noah and Cécile Djunga [Paper presentation]. Colloquium on African Stand-up Comedy Practice, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Tunca, D. (11 July 2019). The Ethics of Editing: Negotiating Spoken and Written Discourse in Conversations with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [Paper presentation]. Poetics and Linguistics Association conference, "Stylistics without Borders", Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (22 October 2018). Indexicality and the Ethno-text: The Works of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [Paper presentation]. Ethno-textualities and Trans-indigeneity, Paris, France.

Tunca, D. (28 July 2018). Modality and the Construction of History in Caryl Phillips' 'Made in Wales' [Paper presentation]. Poetics and Linguistics association conference, "Styles and Methods", Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (25 May 2018). From Autogenealogy to Controversy: The Facebook Notes of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [Paper presentation]. 44th annual conference of the African Literature Association, "The Environments of African Literature", Washington, United States - District of Columbia.

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (January 2018). The Postcolonial Biographical Novel: Aesthetics and Ideologies [Paper presentation]. MLA Convention, New York, United States - New York.

Tunca, D. (19 July 2017). Microstylistics: Examining the Revised Short Stories of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie [Paper presentation]. Poetics and Linguistics Association conference, "Interdisciplinary Stylistics", West Chester, United States - Pennsylvania.

Tunca, D. (14 April 2017). Portrait of the Artist as a Global Fashion Icon: How Postcolonial is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Lip Gloss Friendly' Feminism? [Paper presentation]. 43rd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, New Haven, United States - Connecticut.

Tunca, D. (28 July 2016). Repetition and Negation as Dialogic Devices in Caryl Phillips's "Northern Lights" [Paper presentation]. Poetics and Linguistics Association conference, "In/Authentic Styles: Language, Discourse and Contexts", Cagliari, Italy.

Tunca, D. (07 April 2016). "Living on the Edge of Death": Irony in Chris Abani's Song for Night [Paper presentation]. 42nd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, "Justice and Human Dignity in Africa and the African Diaspora", Atlanta, United States - Georgia.

Tunca, D. (07 September 2015). A Stylistic Analysis of Caryl Phillips's "Made in Wales" [Paper presentation]. Inaugural Convention of the Postcolonial Studies Association, "Diasporas", Leicester, United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (18 July 2015). Towards an "African Stylistics": Apprehending Cross-Cultural Creativity in the Works of Chris Abani [Paper presentation]. Poetics and Linguistics Association conference, "Creative Style", Canterbury, United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (05 June 2015). "Only Questions, No Answers": Chris Abani's Dog Woman [Paper presentation]. 41st Annual Conference of the African Literature Association, "African Futures and Beyond: Visions in Transition", Bayreuth, Germany.

Tunca, D. (24 October 2014). Writing Forth or Talking Back? Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as Chinua Achebe's Unruly Literary Daughter [Paper presentation]. Celebrating Chinua Achebe's Legacy: Arrow of God at 50, London, United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (18 June 2014). A Stylistic Analysis of Caryl Phillips's Foreigners: Three English Lives [Paper presentation]. International congress of the FILLM (Fédération Internationale des Langues et Littératures Modernes), Ningbo, China.

Tunca, D. (18 April 2014). "The Danger of a Single Short Story: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's 'Jumping Monkey Hill'" [Paper presentation]. EACLALS triennial conference, "Uncommon Wealths: Riches and Realities", Innsbruck, Austria.

Tunca, D. (05 August 2013). "Bi-textual" Poetics: Investigating Form in Chris Abani's Becoming Abigail [Paper presentation]. ACLALS triennial conference, "The current unbroken / the circuits kept open": Connecting Cultures and the Commonwealth, Gros-Islet, St. Lucia.

Tunca, D. (21 March 2013). "With love for my people": Chika Unigwe's Night Dancer [Paper presentation]. "What is Africa to me now? The continent and its literary diasporas", Liège, Belgium.

Tunca, D. (03 April 2012). "The Other Half of the Sun": Ideology in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun [Paper presentation]. 14th conference of the International Association for Dialogue Analysis, "Literature as Dialogue", Turku, Finland.

Tunca, D. (26 April 2011). The Confessions of a 'Buddhist Catholic': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Growing Crisis of Faith [Paper presentation]. EACLALS triennial conference, "Under Construction: Gateways and Walls", Istanbul, Turkey.

Tunca, D. (08 June 2010). Portrait of the Artist as a Cross-Dresser: Chris Abani's The Virgin of Flames [Paper presentation]. 15th ACLALS triennial conference, "Strokes across Cultures", Nicosia, Cyprus.

Tunca, D. (25 March 2010). Intersections on the 'Map of Art': Ben Okri's Dangerous Love and Wilson Harris's The Mask of the Beggar [Paper presentation]. The Invention of Legacy: A Tribute to Hena Maes-Jelinek, Windsor, United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (27 February 2010). 'These stories have already been told': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the Complexities of Literary Appropriation [Paper presentation]. Adaptation and Cultural Appropriation, Bayreuth, Germany.

Tunca, D. (01 October 2009). Au-delà de la schizophrénie postcoloniale : Becoming Abigail de Chris Abani [Paper presentation]. Dislocation culturelle et construction identitaire en littérature et dans les arts, Metz, France.

Tunca, D. (22 May 2009). 'We die only once, and for such a long time': Translocation as Paradigm in Chris Abani's Song for Night [Paper presentation]. ASNEL conference, "Postcolonial Translocations", Münster, Germany.

Tunca, D. (18 April 2009). The Burden of Misrepresentation: Writing "Otherness" in John le Carré's The Constant Gardener and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun [Paper presentation]. 35th annual conference of the African Literature Association, "Africa and Blackness in World Literature and Visual Arts", Burlington, United States - Vermont.

Tunca, D. (28 March 2008). Writing a 'Freedom Song': Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus (2003) [Paper presentation]. EACLALS triennial conference, "Try Freedom: Rewriting Rights in/through Postcolonial Literatures", Venice, Italy.

Tunca, D. (21 February 2008). Ben Okri's Starbook: A Magical Pathway to Reality, or an Enchanted Road to Nowhere? [Paper presentation]. Aesopic Voices: Reframing Truth. in Twentieth-century Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fables, Melbourne, Australia.

Tunca, D. (27 September 2007). Away from a Definition of African Literature(s) [Paper presentation]. European Perspectives on the Black Atlantic, Huelva, Spain.

Tunca, D. (16 December 2006). De l'anglais dans la littérature nigériane contemporaine : introduction théorique et études de cas [Paper presentation]. Journées des jeunes chercheurs en africanistique / Dagen van de Jonge Onderzoekers in de Afrikanistiek, Brussels, Belgium.

Tunca, D. (17 June 2006). De l'anglais dans la littérature post-coloniale : enjeux interculturels [Paper presentation]. Séminaire de doctorants, "L'interculturalité", Saarbrücken, France.

Tunca, D. (02 June 2006). African Studies in Wallonia [Paper presentation]. Transcultural Modernities: Narrating Africa in Europe, Frankfurt, Germany.

Tunca, D. (16 November 2005). Of French Fries and Cookies: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Immigrant Fiction [Paper presentation]. The African Presence in Europe / Présence africaine en Europe, Antwerp, Belgium.

Tunca, D. (13 July 2005). Language and Characterization in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Purple Hibiscus [Paper presentation]. UK Network for Modern Fiction Studies Summer Seminar, London, United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (01 July 2005). Cross-cultural "Nigerian" Writers [Paper presentation]. 1st AEGIS Conference, London, United Kingdom.

Tunca, D. (22 March 2005). 'Nigeria is Bus is Stage': The Bus Metaphor in Recent Nigerian Fiction [Paper presentation]. EACLALS triennial conference, "Sharing Places: Searching for Common Ground in a World of Continuing Exclusion", Sliema, Malta.

Tunca, D. (17 November 2004). Language and Family Ties in Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's "My Mother, the Crazy African" and Purple Hibiscus [Paper presentation]. Family Fictions: Changing Functions of the Family in Contemporary Postcolonial Literatures in English, Groningen, Netherlands.

Tunca, D. (22 November 2003). Ben Okri's The Landscapes Within and Dangerous Love: Vision and Revision [Paper presentation]. BAAHE annual conference, Ghent, Belgium.

Tunca, D. (21 January 2003). L'importance de la langue dans la littérature post-coloniale, en particulier dans le domaine anglophone [Paper presentation]. Séminaires du groupe interdisciplinaire Intersection, Liège, Belgium.

Conferences in universities or research centers

Tunca, D. (12 November 2018). Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Portrait of the Artist as a Feminist Fashion Icon [Paper presentation]. Lecture series "Why Literary Studies Matter Now: Academic Practices in an Anti-Intellectual Climate", Münster, Germany.

Posters

Tunca, D. (09 September 2010). Stylistic Issues in New Nigerian Literature [Poster presentation]. Academia Europaea 22nd Annual Conference - Beyond Lisbon: Europe as Knowledge-Intensive Society, Leuven, Belgium.

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (2007). Littératures anglophones d'Afrique et des Caraïbes [Poster presentation]. Séance exceptionnelle de l’Académie Royale des Sciences d’Outre-mer, Liège, Belgium.

Conferences given outside the academic context

Tunca, D. (2016). Présentation du film Half of a Yellow Sun [Paper presentation]. Weekend autour du Biafra.

Dony, C., Ledent, B., Munos, D., & Tunca, D. (2015). Identités et stéréotypes postcoloniaux [Paper presentation]. Cycle de conférences "Colonies: Héritages et Tabous", Liège, Belgium.

Tunca, D. (2014). Chinua Achebe's Arrow of God: More Questions than Answers? [Paper presentation]. Igbo Literary and Language Day, Anvers, Belgium.

Tunca, D. (2009). Hedendaagse Nigeriaanse Literatuur [Paper presentation]. Boulevard Amandla : Afro Antwerps Kunstenforum, Anvers, Belgium.

Ledent, B., & Tunca, D. (2006). La littérature post-coloniale : l'exemple du Nigeria [Paper presentation]. Conférences proposées par l'Espace Universitaire de Liège, module thématique sur "L'Afrique noire", Liège, Belgium.