Семинар+ | Zoran Kuzmanovich: Fragrance & Fascination

На 8 май Семинар+ предизвиква не само усещането за интердисциплинарност, но и за аромат. Гостува ни проф. Зоран Кузманович от Дейвидсън Колидж. Срещата е на английски език:

After Aristotle’s dismissed smell as a quality in which animals outdo humans, thinkers from Kant to Freud have also shrugged off our sense of smell as subjective and untrustworthy and therefore unworthy as a means of orienting oneself either in the world or in the world of thought. However, after the first Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the study of olfaction, smell studies have been demonstrating that despite its limited vocabulary smell actually motivates our behavior in ways we had not suspected. From Proust we know that literature includes such hidden but nonetheless powerful and deeply felt motivations, and Prof. Kuzmanovich’s talk will include side trips to memorable “smelly” places in “Hamlet”, the poetry of Tony Harrison, and the fiction of William Faulkner. The talk will also treat the audience to two short experiments, one linguistic, and one involving the senses of smell and taste.

Zoran Kuzmanovich is a Professor of English, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Film and Media Studies at Davidson College. He is the co-editor of the “MLA Approaches to Teaching Nabokov’s Lolita” (text-2008) and the author of “Quick and Dirty Serbian: A Manual for US Forces” (CD-1999). Twice President of the International Vladimir Nabokov Society, he has served as the executive editor of “Nabokov Studies” since 1996. Currently he is at work on a book about scent in literature, a multivolume encyclopedia of fragrant plants, and an Android app to help the blind fans of fragrance gather the information they need when they visit botanical gardens.

Кога: 8 май 2017 (понеделник), 18:30 ч.
Къде: ауд. 149, ІV ет. (Централно крило, Ректорат)