Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 July 2015

224 Pages | 4 illustrations

9.21 x 6.14 inches

ISBN: 9780748685318

Bookseller Code (06)

Tactile Poetics

Touch and Contemporary Writing

First Edition

Sarah Jackson

Published by Edinburgh University Press

  • Proposes a new theory of 'tactile poetics' to conceptualise the relationship between touching and writing
  • Eight chapters exploring literary touch in the work of often neglected contemporary thinkers and writers
  • Introduces the work of psychoanalyst Didier Anzieu to new audiences through its theorisation of the 'textual skin'
  • The first full-length monograph examining literature and touch since the translation into English of seminal works on touch by thinkers of deconstruction such as Jacques Derrida and Jean-Luc Nancy