Here is a selection of projects on which the Bulgaria group worked last year in the second edition of the summer school.
We had the pleasure of meeting Damyanka at the SSEES Bulgarian Intellectuals evening which we wrote about before (https://danubeonthames.wordpress.com/bulgaria/twentieth-century-bulgarian-intellectuals-and-writers-in-london-ssees-lecture/) and we have the delight, honour and pleasure to share with everyone, her story.
ще се видим в петък (pronounced shte se vidim v petŭk) – I’ll see you on Friday утре (utre) – tomorrow днес (dnes) – today до по късно (do po kŭsno) – until later
In Bulgaria, the Cyrillic alphabet is used. There are thirty letters in total, six of which are vowels: а, ъ, о, у, е and и. Some letters look the same in Bulgarian and English and have the same pronunciation but the majority look and sound different. Some words of greeting: Здравей! (pronounced zdravey) meaning Hello!/Hi! … Continue reading The Bulgarian alphabet: Българската азбука
<- Damyanka tells us about working in Kosovo Reading some Oscar Wilde in Bulgarian ->
On the evening of the 5th June we attended a lecture invited by our language tutor, dr Kovachev of Sofia University, who was also the main speaker. Until then, we knew hardly anything about Bulgarian literary traditions, and, respectively, about our tutor’s academic research. To our surprise, not only did we learn about the writers in question from … Continue reading Twentieth Century Bulgarian Intellectuals and Writers in London… SSEES Lecture
“It’s not the same. You have to visit Bulgaria!” was what the shop owner of The Food Market Teodora said when we told him we were learning about Bulgarian culture. The next best thing to visiting the country, that we could do in four hours and within a five mile radius of campus, was to … Continue reading Bulgaria in London
We had the amazing pleasure of meeting with Emil and hearing his inspiring and thought provoking perspective on his immigration from Bulgaria to London. We wanted to give his story space to shine, and therefore on top of our project video documentary, which is to come, we wanted to devote some time to showcase his … Continue reading Emil’s amazing life and his perspective on Bulgaria