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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.


WMS (US) Sponsored Events at the Modern Language Association Convention
(Chicago, IL | January 3-6, 2019)

William Morris: Reflections on Art and Labor

  • Session Date/Time: Friday, January 4 | 8:30 AM-9:45 AM,
  • Session Location: Michigan 2 (Hyatt Regency)
    Presider: KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • The Handcrafted Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction: Walter Benjamin and the Revolutionary Potential of William Morris’s Decorated Books.
    Brandiann Molby, Loyola University Chicago
  • Aestheticism and the Birth of the Consultant: Wilde versus Morris on Art, Work, and the Self. Patrick Fessenbecker, Bilkent University

Sponsored Outing: Newberry Library Tour & Presentation

  • Event Date/Time: Friday, January 4 | 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
  • Event Location: Newberry Library | 60 W Walton St, Chicago, IL 60610
    If attending, please RSVP by December 28 to: KellyAnn Fitzpatrick

Annual Dinner & Meeting

  • Event Date/Time: Friday, January 4 | 6:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Event Location: Quartino | 626 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60654
    If attending, please RSVP by December 28 to: KellyAnn Fitzpatrick
Session Abstracts with Schedule(PDF)


From Slaveholders to Sanders: A Brief History of the US Democratic Party, for British Readers
American socialist Bill Crane provides a brief history of the Democratic Party from its inception to the present, and asks how revolutionaries might relate to the movement behind presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders.

A new French translation of Morris's Well at the World's End : 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.


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:

History and Poetics in the Early Writings of
William Morris, 1855–1870

by Florence S. Boos
Ohio State University Press

The Broadside
To Build a Shdowy Isle of Bliss: William Morris's Radicalism and the Embodiment of Dreams.
Eds.Michelle Weinroth & Paul Leduc Browne
McGill Queens University Press, 2014

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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


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