Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 June 2015

256 Pages

6.14 x 9.21 inches

ISBN: 9781474401425

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Haptic Modernism

Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

First Edition

Abbie Garrington

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Offers a coherent history of ideas of the haptic, tracing their impact on literary innovation
  • Analyses the transformations of haptic experience in the modernist period, and its roots in developments in mechanised transport, the cinema, contemporary science and the rapidly modernising city
  • Provides in-depth studies of the work of Joyce, Woolf, Lawrence and Richardson from a new, haptic-oriented perspective, shedding new light on familiar figures of the modernist avant-garde
  • Puts literary experiments with the haptic in the context of work on touch in other fields