ENGL 2P13 1
21 March 2013
Genre Studies – Travel Literature: Lecture Ten
Disco Dancing in Bulgaria
Is this a piece of travel writing?
On page 134, what do you find interesting about this section? What does the writer do here?
First-person narrative (use of the pronoun “you”)
On page 136, what do you find interesting about this section? What does the writer do here?
Concept of Bulgarian nationality
Changing of names
People “returning” home to Turkey, despite having never actually lived there
“There are no Turks in Bulgaria”
Ottoman and Turkish cultural sites and ties destroyed by the Bulgarian government
Identity, Geography, and Representation
Read page 139
Explore the ways that Malcomson represents the following:
Turkey, Bulgaria, Europe
Encounters with the Middle East