British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow,
University of Cambridge

The Mute Sense: Gautier de Coinci's Miracles de Nostre Dame and the Powers of Olfaction

Abstract

I'm increasingly interested in the sense of smell and its representation in medieval French literature. I'm working on references to the sense of smell and to scents in the poetic corpus of thirteenth-century monastic author Gautier de Coinci.

Job, sa femme et ses amis (France, Reims, Bibliothèque de Reims, Ms. 40 f_edited.jpg

France, Reims, Bibliothèque de Reims, 40, 223v 

Job and his wife in a Latin Bible of c. 1300–10.