Founder of the Sensory Modernisms Research Group, Crispian Neill is nose-deep in the ephemeral world of smells. Investigating the meaning of scent at the beginning of the twentieth century, his research convokes historical artefacts and literary metaphors. Think of James Joyce’s love letters to his wife which detail his eproctophilia or fart fetish. Crispian wonders, how come we detest smelly feet and love stinky cheese? Questioning the central place of smells as a performance medium, Crispian is inhabited by the urgency to represent odour and its effects to stimulate artistic ingenuity.