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.
UK Talk: THE LUSHINGTONS AND THEIR CIRCLE: DAVID TAYLOR
6 July, 2015 Surrey History Centre, Woking, Surrey GV21 6ND
6:30 refreshments; 7-9 p. m. talk
For information and reservations, write email@example.com.
MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 5-8 January 2017
Calls for Papers:
CRAFT AND DESIGN IN LITERARY STUDY: THE LEGACY OF WILLIAM MORRIS
The William Morris Society will sponsor a guaranteed conference session at the 2017 MLA on the topic of "Craft and Design." We seek papers using craft or design (histories, theories, methodologies) as an approach to literary study, or exploring the relationship between literature and craft/design. We are particularly interested in papers that convey Morris's ideas about or his place within craft, design, and/or the Arts and Crafts Movement. Send abstracts and c. v. by March 15th, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEAUTIFUL AND USEFUL: THE LASTING LEGACY OF WILLIAM MORRIS AND THE ART OF THE BOOK
Special Session Co-sponsored by the Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography Forum and the William Morris Society
We seek papers on Morris, his contemporaries, and/or his transnational successors (e.g., the Anglo-American Arts and Crafts Movement, Jugendstil or Art Nouveau book design, and current fine arts presses). We are particularly interested in how concepts embodied in Morris’s design of the book and the influence of manuscript culture have been translated across literary and artistic periods. Considerations of paper, inks, bindings, and type fonts are also welcome.
Send 1-2 page abstracts and a c.v. (2-page max.) by March 15 to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org
NEW William Morris Song Book
The Kelmsgarth Press
First Publication: William Morris: The Blog by Tony Pinkney
"Utopias": 2-4 September 2015, University of Brighton, UK. Sponsored by the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics. For more information see http://arts.brighton.ac.uk/cappe/utopias. Send abstracts by April 17th to Bob Brecher: R.Brecher@brighton.ac.uk.
Coming in 2016…
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
Book sale to benefit the William Morris Society in the United States
LIST OF BOOKS BY AND ABOUT WILLIAM MORRIS [pdf]
New Blog by WMS Award Winner: The Morrisian
An Original William Morris Broadside
|Time and the Tapestry: A William Morris Adventure
by John Plotz
Bunker Hill Publishing, 2014
|The Collected Letters of Jane Morris
Edited by Jan Marsh and Frank Sharp
Boydell and Brewer, 2012
Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture. Stanford, 2012.
|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
|A History of Kelmscott House
William Morris Society, London, 2011
|Illustrated Edition of the Works of William Morris in English,
Robert L. M. Coupe
Published by the author, 2011
|Socialist Aesthetics and "The Shadows of Amiens"
Florence S. Boos
William Morris Society: London, 2011