|Appears in Collections:||Literature and Languages Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||'Oh Look, a Ferry'; Or The Smell of Paper Books|
|Citation:||Driscoll B & Squires C (2018) 'Oh Look, a Ferry'; Or The Smell of Paper Books. TXT, (5), pp. 64-70. The Book Issue. https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/28849|
|Series/Report no.:||The Book Issue|
|Abstract:||One of the ways in which people express bookishness is through a declaration of love for ‘the smell of books’, a phrase that evokes nostalgic attachment to print. Rather than accepting, critiquing, or deconstructing this familiar rhetoric, our research proposes a non-traditional response. As researchers, when people have brought up the smell of books, we have redirected the conversation by gesturing towards ferries. The diplomatic non-sequitur ‘Oh look, a ferry’ has become a catchphrase that we have extended metaphorically and literally. In this paper, we report on a range of arts-informed experiments, including a YouTube channel, pyjamas, and a manifesto. These creative, playful experiments suggest ways of expanding discussions about print and e-books amongst academia, industry and members of the public. Our research suggests that arts-informed experiments can produce tools for thinking about the materiality of books, thereby contributing towards the development of book culture epistemologies.|
|Rights:||The publisher has granted permission for use of this work in this Repository. Published in TXT by Leiden University Press:https://openaccess.leidenuniv.nl/handle/1887/28849|
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