Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing (Hardback)Dr. Abbie Garrington (author)
- We can order this
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 470 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 20 mm
This is a beautifully controlled study of literary hands as they write, point, stroke, trace, and tease. At the same time it is an expansive, audacious and supremely well-handled study of what it means to touch and be touched, to feel and be felt. Haptic Modernism establishes Abbie Garrington as one of the most compelling voices in the rapidly-evolving critical conversation about literature and 'the business of the bodily'.
In a series of revelatory close readings, Garrington parses gestural sign languages in the work of Aldous Huxley, Rebecca West, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, Dorothy Richardson and D.H. Lawrence. Familiar texts take on startlingly unfamiliar shapes when we keep in mind Woolf's hand held out to the palm-reader and Lawrence's extraordinary affirmation that his hand 'flickers with a life of its own'. --Dr Alexandra Harris, University of Liverpool
Touch is the most neglected sense in literary studies. In this remarkable book, Abbie Garrington makes good that neglect and opens up a whole new field of research. Haptic Modernism offers original interpretations of Joyce, Woolf, Richardson, and Lawrence and introduces us to a radical understanding of bodily responses to the technologies of modernity. --Professor Scott McCracken, Keele University
Haptic Modernism is a compelling and adroitly written first monograph. -- Oliver Neto, University of Bristol, HARTS & Minds: The Journal of Humanities and Arts, Vol.2, No.3
Haptic Modernism is fundamentally generative, opening up new domains of scholarship on the topic of modernism and the history of the senses. -- Jesse Schotter, James Joyce Quarterly, Volume 51, Number 1
You may also be interested in...
Please sign in to write a review