Dorothy Richardson in Abingdon Exhibition

Dorothy Richardson Poster

From 19–24 September, a small exhibition at the Abingdon County Hall Museum celebrates the life and work of the pioneering modernist writer, Dorothy Richardson.

Richardson was born in Abingdon – seven miles south of Oxford – in 1873, and went on to become one of the major writers of her generation. Her life’s work, the thirteen volume novel-sequence Pilgrimage, is a landmark in experimental writing, and a powerful personal and social document of the early twentieth-century. It was also the first literary work to be described using the famous term ‘stream-of-consciousness’.

The exhibition was curated by Dr Adam Guy, with support from the University of Oxford’s KE Seed Fund. Adam is the Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the Dorothy Richardson Editions Project, an AHRC-funded collaboration between four universities – Queen Mary University of London, the University of Birmingham, the University of Oxford, and Birkbeck College University of London.

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