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.
William Morris and Victorian Radicalism
NEMLA, Baltimore, MD • March 23-26, 2016
- Florence Boos, U of Iowa, “A Jonah’s Eye View of the Whale”: Morris’s Socialist Diary
- Michael Martel, UC Davis, "News from Anytown: The Local States of William Morris and the Socialist League"
- Kate Neilsen, Boston U, “`England is now a garden': Ecology, Culture, and Gender in News from Nowhere"
From Slaveholders to Sanders: A Brief History of the US Democratic Party, for British Readers
A new French translation of Morris's Well at the World's End, in bookstores November 10, 2016: William Morris La Source au bout du monde Le grand Roman picaresque de l’âge Victorien. A tribute to the Kelmscott Press edition of 1896 developed, illustrated, composed and printed by William Morris. See full color, 4-page brochure.
Deadline for applications for the Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship is December 15, 2016. See details here
Modern Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, January 5-8, 2017
- Craft and Design in Literary Study: The Legacy of William Morris
(click for participants and paper titles)
- Beautiful and Useful: The Lasting Legacy of William Morris
and the Art of the Book (click for participants and paper titles)
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
History and Poetics in the Early Writings of
|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
NEW William Morris Song Book
Digital Independent Morris-Inspired Press:
The Kelmsgarth Press
First Publication: William Morris: The Blog by Tony Pinkney