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Tactile Poetics: Touch and Contemporary Writing

Sarah Jackson


While the field of haptic aesthetics has received significant critical interest in recent years, the intimate connection between touching and writing remains neglected. Contributing to current debates in deconstruction and psychoanalysis, this book offers a new critical perspective on the relationship between text and tact. Through close readings of authors such as John Berger, Elizabeth Bowen, Anne Carson, Hélène Cixous, H.D., Siri Hustvedt and Michael Ondaatje, and the director Fritz Lang, the volume proposes a theory of ‘tactile poetics’ in order to examine the co-implication of touch and w ... More

Keywords: distance, skin, tact, texture, touch, JacquesDerrida, Hélène Cixous, Didier Anzieu, Jean-Luc Nancy, Sigmund Freud

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780748685318
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748685318.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Jackson, author
Nottingham Trent University