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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.


MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, Vancouver, Canada, January 8-11, 2015.

The William Morris Society will sponsor two conference sessions January 8th and 9th, on "William Morris and Old Norse," co-sponsored with the Old Norse Discussion Group, and "William Morris: The Ecological and the Oceanic."  We will arrange for a pass for non-MLA members; to receive such a pass, please write Respondent: Letitia Henville, University of Toronto.

Thursday, 8 January

90. William Morris and Old Norse
3:30–4:45 p.m., West 121, Vancouver Convention Center West
Presiding: Eric Bryan, Missouri University of Science and Technology

  1. "'The Handiest of Men and Skilled in Everything': Morris and the Domestic Idiom of the Saga," Yuri Cowan, Norwegian Univ. of Science and Technology
  2. "William Morris's Translation of Völuspá," Paul L. Acker, Saint Louis Univ.
  3. "Morris's Icelandic Journeys, 1871 and 1873," Martin Stott, President, United Kingdom William Morris Society.

Friday, 9 January

388. William Morris: The Ecological and the Oceanic
5:15–6:30 p.m., West 120, Vancover Convention Center West
Presiding: Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, University of California, Davis

  1. "Garden Cities, Ecotowns, and Planning for Sustainability: The Morrisean Legacy in Twenty-First-Century Britain," Martin Stott, President, William Morris Society, UK
  2. "The Idea of William Morris: Representing Activism in the Postpolitical Age," Eddy Kent, University of Alberta
  3. "William Morris Down Under," Robert Reason, Art Gallery of South Australia

All are invited to a sociable dinner to be held at a nearby restaurant, Friday January 9th, 2014. For more information, please write and

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


Upcoming Panels:


Coming in 2014…

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:

Book sale to benefit the William Morris Society in the United States

New Illustrated Edition of News from Nowhere

New Blog by WMS Award Winner: The Morrisian

New Book:

Children's Fiction:

Time and the Tapestry: A William Morris Adventure, John Plotz.

Boston: Bunker Hill, 2014.


The Collected Letters of Jane Morris
edited by Jan Marsh and Frank Sharp
Boydell and Brewer, 2012

Shadows of Amiens bookcover

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