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 haptic modernism touch and the tactile in modernist writing abbie garrington sets herself not only the difficult task of tracing the importance of the haptic to modernist literature but also of defining and cataloguing the plethora of sensations motifs and body parts that might be potentially subsumed under the sense of touch. The first substantial account of the representation of the haptic in literature of the modernist period haptic modernism focuses on areas of sensory experience which were being re conceptualised in response to technological and scientific innovations in the modernist years touch kinaesthesis proprioception and the vestibular sense. 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. Haptic modernism touch and the tactile in modernist writing identifying a rich seam of literary work we can call haptic modernismkey featuresoffers a coherent history of ideas of the haptic tracing their impact on literary innovationanalyses the transformations of haptic experience in the modernist period and its roots in
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