Konferenzen, Tagungen

Common Scents: Smells and Social Lifein European Literature (1880-1939)

Deadline Anmeldung

Thursday, 22 November 2018 (Room 243)

10.15 Registration / Coffee

10.45 Welcome / Introduction

Part 1: The Science of Olfaction

11.00 Barry C. Smith (London): Our Hidden Sense of Smell: Some Recent Revelations from the Science of Olfaction

11.40 Discussion

Part 1: Smell and Deprivation

12.00 Michel Delville (Liège): Smell in Contexts of Hunger and Disgust

12.40 Discussion

13.00 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.15 Sergej Rickenbacher (Aachen): Literary Halitosis. Bad Breath and Odol in German Literature around 1900

14.40 Priya Wadhera (New York): Beyond Taste: the Smell of Death in Proust’s Tablescapes

15.05 Tag Gronberg (London): Shalimar and Vol de Nuit (Guerlain): Scents of Presence and Loss

15.30 Discussion

15.45 Tea

Part 2: Refined Olfaction and its Complications

16.15 Catherine Maxwell (London): Scent in the Works of Vernon Lee

16.55 Discussion

17.15 Maria Weilandt (Potsdam): Stereotyped Scents and ‘Elegant Reality’ in Edmond de Goncourt’s Chérie (1884)

17.40 Discussion

18.15 Dinner at a Bloomsbury Restaurant (optional)

Friday, 23 November 2018 (Room 243)

Part 2: Refined Olfaction and its Complications [continued]

09.30 Sophie-Valentine Borloz (Lausanne): ‘On commence à en avoir une indigestion des fleurs de

l’innocence’. The Readability Crisis of Floral Perfumes in Late-Nineteenth-Century French


09.55 Erika Wicky (Liège): The Dandy’s Nose: Aesthetics and Olfactory Sensitivity in French Literature of the fin de siècle

10.20 Discussion


Part 3: Scents and Boundary Crossings

11.05 Susanne Schmid (Berlin): ‘... smell of milk pudding’: Hotels and Smell

11.45 Discussion

12.05 Christine Kanz (Linz): Not only fascinating Corpse Stench: towards a new Anthropology of the Senses in the Historical Avantgarde

12.30 Andreas Kramer (London): ‘Dada smells like Nothing’: Sniffing out the Dadaist Corpus

12.55 Discussion

13.10 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.00 Frank Krause (London): Innovative Smell-Sound Synaesthesiae: Diagnoses of Social Life in German Literature (1900-1930)

14.25 Frederike Middelhoff (Würzburg): Making Scents and Sense of Dogs. Canine Olfaction and

Humanimal Society in works by Berend, Kafka, and Woolf

14.50 Jonathan Day (London): James Joyce and the Odours of Modernity

15.15 Discussion

16.00 Tea

16.30 End of Conference

Conference Organisers: Katharina Herold (Oxford), Frank Krause (Goldsmiths, University of London), Godela Weiss-Sussex (Institute of Modern Languages Research, University of London)

The conference is organised under the auspices of the Institute of Modern Languages Research and Goldsmiths, University of London, and is sponsored by the University of London Cassal Trust
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Stoffe, Motive, Thematologie, Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Literatur des 21. Jahrhunderts
Gerüche, Social Life, Europäische Literatur



University of London (UL)
Datum der Veröffentlichung: 12.12.2018
Letzte Änderung: 12.12.2018