Neo-Ottoman cool west: the drama of Turkish drama in the Bulgarian public sphere

Yasemin Y. Celikkol*, Marwan M. Kraidy

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This article explores the distribution, popularity, and contestation of Turkish television series (dizi) in Bulgaria. How could dizi become popular in Bulgaria, after 500 years of imperial Ottoman history and socialist reproductions of hostile Turkish stereotypes? What is the Bulgarian public sphere’s reaction to this paradoxical development? Based on a close reading of more than 71 articles from Bulgarian sources, we address these questions within the conceptual and theoretical instruments of “neo-Ottoman cool” and critical transculturalism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-320
Number of pages15
JournalCritical Studies in Media Communication
Volume40
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Bulgaria
  • Dizi
  • Turkey
  • global media
  • popular culture
  • television drama

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

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