Dorothy Richardson Society

Third International Dorothy Richardson Conference Day

16-17 September 2011

In the Keynes Library

43-46 Gordon Square,

Birkbeck College,

London WC1HT


Friday 16 September

10.30 Coffee and registration

11.00 Introductory Remarks, Scott McCracken and Joanne Winning

11.15 Session 1

Clare Drewery (Sheffield Hallam University), ‘“The Failure of this now so independently assertive reality”: Metaphysics, Transition and Contingent Identity in Dorothy Richardson’s Shorter Fiction’ 

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Session 2: The Marriage Question

Juliet Yates (Keele University), ‘Her Hand in Marriage: representations of marriage in Pilgrimage

Eva Tucker, ‘Why Won’t Miriam Marry Michael Shatov?’

3.00 Session 3: Publishing Projects

Presentation and Report on the Collected Letters and a new Critical Edition of Pilgrimage.

Deborah Longworth (University of Birmingham)

Scott McCracken (Keele University)

Laura Marcus (University of Oxford)

Joanne Winning (Birkbeck College)

4.30 Tea

5.00 Session 4

Laura Marcus, ‘Introduction to Borderline’

5.30 Screening of Borderline

7.00 Break

8.00 Conference Dinner

Saturday 17 September 2011

9.00 Coffee 

9.30 Session 5

Jennifer Cooke, (Loughborough University), ‘Dorothy Richardson, Queer Theorist’

10.45 Coffee

11.15 Session 6: Silence

Annika Hagstrom (Lund University), ‘Dorothy Richardson and the Poetics of Silence’

Harriet Wragg (University College London),  ‘“[L]ike a greeting in a valentine”: Silent Film Intertitles in Dorothy Richardson’s Pilgrimage’

12.45 Lunch

1.45 Session 7: Impressionism

Rebecca Bowler (University of Sheffield), ‘Reading Henry James: Perception and Representation as the Double Impression’

Yvonne Wong (University of Durham), ‘“Everyday Life is Precisely What Life Is”: An Impressionist Reading of the Ordinary in Pilgrimage

3.15 Closing Words

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