"Murder walk". Mapy małomiasteczkowych zbrodni
Murder walk. Maps of provincial crime
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The article presents the reflections on the practice of literary tourism, the so-called crime tourism, related to the growing popularity of Scandinavian detective story, especially Henning Mankell’s series dedicated to Wallander, which resulted in the phenomenon of touristic attraction of Swedish Ystad or Gotland. The author analyses the cultural spatial practice – murder walk – differentiating it to practice of flânerie and drifting, and typing in a problem related to the tourist navigation. She focuses on cartographic dimension of the tourist experience, highlighting a range of spatial processes that occur during the murder walk – contrasting view with book, the role of topographic imagination of reader, recognizing the landscape as guilty, performing the fictional role in the constructed murder scene, etc. Criminal tourists embody cartography, which they imagine during reading to incorporate it into enacted spectacle of murder walk. The article concludes with a reflection on the relations between literature and tourism in the context of Polish small town discourse (for example Sandomierz).
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