Urban-Humanities have focused on the city-life as the rapid progress of urbanization. In the field of urban literature the literary aspects of urbanism has been investigated. In literature urbanism generally has been understood in two ways. First, urbanism is recognized as everyday urban phenomenon or as modernity in a general sense. In this way, urban experiences itself and literary aspects produced from impact of it are emphasized. Second, urbanism refers to the urban characteristics as a form of capitalism that is spatially embodied, in a more restricted sense. In this sense, urban studies is a work that explores moving mechanisms of capitalism. Therefore, the study of urban literature researches aesthetic modernity which was born between the modern subject and the capitalistic, cultural urbanism. Urban humanities shares a critical mind referred to spacial, cultural and sensual turn with various fields of humanities. Among them, the most noteworthy “turn” in the field of literature is the sensual turn. In this paper, auditory and olfactory turn shown in modern Korean literature was reviewed and analyzed. Study of urban literature will be able to get help from study of literary modernity, cultural study in literature, landscape study of cultural geography, study of Seoul literature, locality study and so on. The same issue that the crises of humanities must be overcome is one of the characteristics in these studies. Theses methodologies have plenty of implications for the study of urban literature, none the less it will be undesirable to understand ‘turn’ as ‘alternative.’ If the ‘turn’ could be accepted as a expanding denotation and as a deeping the critical mind, the risks of conflicting with existing research will be removed. Interdisciplinary research and comparative literary studies will be helpful for understanding urbanization and standardization occurred in transnational scale. And it will also be helpful for building a post-modern urban culture and literature.