Abbie Garrington


Dr Abbie Garrington is Senior Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Literature at Durham University, where she specialises in the literary representation of the body and of sense experience in early twentieth-century writing. Her first book, Haptic Modernism (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) tackled just such topics, while her new project High Modernism: A Literary History of Mountaineering, 1890-1945 considers bodily experience on the mountainside. Abbie undertakes a lot of public engagement and exhibition projects connected to her academic work, and is otherwise busy trekking the mountains of the world. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.