Olfactory language in British fiction

Scent has so far remained largely sidelined into the context of the eighteenth-century novel. Reading Smell by Emily Friedman and published in 2016 provides models for how to incorporate olfactory knowledge into new readings of the literary form central to our understanding of the eighteenth century and modernity in general: the...

Workshops – www.bildtaktik.de

In conjunction with the exhibition BILDTAKTIK in Dresden, Germany, a two-day workshop (June 26 – 27 2015) is being offered on “The Vocabulary of Invisibility: Investigation and foray into the volatile world of smells”.

Cross-cultural research makes a difference

Since ancient times there  has been the common belief that the experience of a smell is impossible to put into words. The New Yorker presents an overview of more recent cross-cultural research challenging this belief: Culture, not biology, rules the relation between smell and language

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