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Founded in New York in 1971 as an affiliate of the UK William Morris Society, the William Morris Society in the United States strives to publicize the life and work of William Morris and his associates. We coordinate our activities with our fellow Morris Societies in the UK and Canada, and distribute UK and US Newsletters and a biannual Journal of William Morris Studies.


NEW: William Morris Song Book

CD from Britain: For contents and information on how to order, please visit or write

Digital Independent Morris-Inspired Press:

The Kelmsgarth Press
First Publication: William Morris: The Blog by Tony Pinkney


Modern Language Association Convention,
Austin, Texas, 7 - 10 January 2016


Upcoming Sessions:

Teaching William Morris

The William Morris Society will sponsor a conference session at the 2016 MLA, to be held in Austin, Texas, on the topic of "Teaching Morris."

Friday, 8 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m. - 237. Teaching William Morris
Presiding: Jane Carlin, Univ. of Puget Sound; Jason Martinek, New Jersey City Univ.

  1. "Digital Design with William Morris," Amanda Golden, Georgia Inst. of Tech.
  2. "The Medievalism of William Morris: Teaching through Tolkien," KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York
  3. "Teaching Morris in the Context of Victorian Radicalism: A Team-Taught Interdisciplinary Course," Linda Kay Hughes, Texas Christian Univ.; William Meier, Texas Christian Univ.

Morris and the Legacy of Socialist Aesthetics

We are also co-sponsoring a second session with the Marxist Literary Group.

Thursday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m. - 139. William Morris and the Legacy of Socialist Aesthetics
Presiding: Mathias Nilges, Saint Francis Xavier Univ.

  1. "Blurring Boundaries: William Morris and the Aesthetics of Diffusion," Alison G. Chapman, Harvard Univ.
  2. "Once and Future Anarchists: Biopolitical Utopia in William Morris's News from Nowhere," Ben Richardson, Duke Univ.
  3. "Artists, Enemies, and the Avant-Garde Transformation of the 'Craftsman Ideal,'" Jessica Wilton, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
For questions and guest passes, please write Professor Linda Hughes at or (for "Socialist Aesthetics")

Also Upcoming:

"Utopias": 2-4 September 2015, University of Brighton, UK. Sponsored by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics. For more information see Send abstracts by April 17th to Bob Brecher:


Coming in 2015…

The Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900
17 February-19 May 2013, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
A version of the Tate Britain exhibition, Fall 2012, with a second display, Pre-Raphaelites and the Book

Other Events in the US:

New Book:

Arts and Crafts Architecture: History and Heritage in New England
by Maureen Meister
University Press of New England, 2014

An Original William Morris Broadside
by Stephen Lee-Davis
Printed on the original Kelmscott/Gaudy Press at RIT

The Broadside
Time and the Tapestry: A William Morris Adventure
by John Plotz
Bunker Hill Publishing, 2014

Time and the Tapestry Cover
The Collected Letters of Jane Morris
Edited by Jan Marsh and Frank Sharp
Boydell and Brewer, 2012

Collected Letters Cover

Morris-related Book:

Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture. Stanford, 2012.

Shadows of Amiens bookcover
The Multifaceted Mr. Morris: A Record of the Exhibition in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library, 1–30 October 2010
Jane Marguerite Tippett
Lead Graffiti, 2012
The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census
William S. Peterson and Sylvia Holton Peterson
Oak Knoll Press, 2011

Kelmscott Chaucer bookcover
A History of Kelmscott House
Helen Elletson
William Morris Society, London, 2011
Illustrated Edition of the Works of William Morris in English,
Robert L. M. Coupe
Second edition
Published by the author, 2011
Illustrated Editions bookcover
Socialist Aesthetics and "The Shadows of Amiens"
Florence S. Boos
William Morris Society: London, 2011
Shadows of Amiens bookcover