The Journal of William Morris Studies
Editor: Owen Holland
These indexes provide access to full text of articles and reviews, 1961–2011
General Indexes with links to each article in PDF
- Subject Indices with links to each article in PDF
- About the Journal
- Contributor Guidelines
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JWMS began in 1961 as the Journal of the William Morris Society.
The first issue of The Journal of the William Morris Society was edited by R. C. H. Briggs in Winter 1961; it was produced by letterpress at Tonbridge Printers. This method continued until the summer of 1976, when letterpress became too expensive and offset lithography was provided by the Graphic Press of Highbury. Briggs continued as editor until the Winter 1978 issue, when he was succeeded by Geoffrey Bensusan, who had already been assisting on the technical side.
By the Winter 1981 issue, he was aided by Ray Watkinson, who became sole editor from Winter 1983 through Autumn 1986, and production was transferred to Oxprint of Oxford. The Summer edition of 1983 was the first to include a bibliography by David and Sheila Latham, covering the years 1978-1980; subsequent bibliographies by the Lathams have become a valued regular feature.
Peter Faulkner was editor from Spring 1987 to Spring 1996, and passed production to the Short-Run Press in Exeter; Stephen Coleman was Reviews Editor Autumn 1993 to Autumn 1997, and edited the special Education issue of Autumn 1994. Nicholas Salmon was editor from Autumn 1996 to Spring 2001, with Christine Poulson and Peter Faulkner editing the reviews.
Dr. Rosie Miles of the University of Wolverhampton (editor 2001-2007) produced her first issue in Winter 2001. She inaugurated the Editorial Advisory Board, and under her stewardship, the Journal updated its name to The Journal of William Morris Studies in order better to reflect its scholarly nature.
The following editor was Patrick O'Sullivan, formerly of the University of Plymouth, and co-editor (with Stephen Coleman) of William Morris and News from Nowhere (Green Books, 1990).
Our current editor is Owen Holland, who recently completed his PhD on Morris’s utopianism in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge.
Editorial Advisory Board
Florence S. Boos, University of Iowa, USA
Jim Cheshire, University of Lincoln, UK
Peter Cormack, London, UK
Peter Faulkner, University of Exeter
Ruth Kinna, University of Loughborough, UK
Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Ryerson University, Canada
Ruth Levitas, University of Bristol, UK
Jan Marsh, London, UK
Rosie Miles, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Linda Parry, Littlebourne, Kent, UK
Tony Pinkney, Lancaster University, UK
Peter Preston, University of Nottingham
John Purkis, Cambridge, UK
Peter Stansky, Stanford University, USA
Anna Vaninskaya, University of Edinburgh, UK
We are indebted to Geoffrey Bensusan and Nicholas Salmon, whose scholarship in 1981 and 2001, respectively, laid the foundation for the indexes to the Journal:
Bensusan, Geoffrey. "Twenty Years of the Journal." JWMS 4.4 (Winter 1981): 23–26.
Salmon, Nicholas. "Catalogue of Articles in the Journal (1961–2000)." JWMS 14.2 (Spring 2001): i–xvi [insert].