Dorothy Richardson Project Public Workshop

Dorothy Richardson Editions Project Public Workshop

New College, University of Oxford

18 January 2019


This free public workshop will present new findings about Richardson’s life, letters, fiction, and non-fiction. There will be presentations on the implications of publishing a new Pilgrimage, the significance of Richardson’s epistolary networks, and the Dorothy Richardson project’s developing methodology.

Over the last five years the Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Dorothy Richardson  Editions Project has been preparing new editions of Richardson’s letters and fictions. The first volumes of a new edition of her long novel Pilgrimage and of her correspondence are forthcoming with Oxford University Press in 2020.

The preparatory work for the edition has involved new archival work, intensive study of Richardson’s manuscripts and drafts, and wide-ranging discussions with other editors of modernist texts.

Following the AHRC workshops 2016-17 on the New Modernist Editing and the conference held at Queen Mary University of London in July 2017 on ‘Modernism and Textual Scholarship’, the workshop will discuss the Richardson project’s contribution to new developments in the theory and practice of editing modernist texts.



Adam Guy and Laura Marcus



Dirk van Hulle

“Genetic Relations” in Modernist Editing: From Stemma to Genetic Map




Scott McCracken

Introduction – What We Know Now about Dorothy Richardson


Rebecca Bowler

When is a Tangent not a Tangent?

Adam Guy:

Three Dispatches from a Modernist Scholarly Editions Project

Leonie Shanks:

From Icy Gales to Storms in Teacups: Richardson’s Epistolary Constructions of Cornwall




Laura Marcus

Bryony Randall

Jo Winning


Participation is free, and includes a buffet lunch. Please fill in the following short form if you would like to attend:

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