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Modern Language Association Convention

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 6-7 January 2017

Craft and Design in Literary Study: The Legacy of William Morris
6 January 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. Philadelphia Convention Center

  • Balázs Keresztes, “The Ecology of Pleasure: Craft and Design in the Work of Ruskin and Morris,” Westfalishe Wilhelms-Universität, Münster and Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest
  • Lindsay Wells, “‘A Thoughtful Sequence’: Text as Tapestry in William Morris’s News From Nowhere,” University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sara Dunton,  “H.D. and William Morris: ‘There was comfort in the table,’” University of New Brunswick
  • Respondent (5 min.) Meghan A. Freeman, Manhattanville College

Beautiful and Useful: The Lasting Legacy of William Morris
and the Art of the Book

7 January 10:15 - 11;30 a.m. Philadelphia Convention Center
Special Session Co-sponsored by the Book History, Print Cultures, Lexicography Forum and the William Morris Society

  • Brandiann Molby, “Pocket Cathedrals and Private Presses: Decorated Books as Architecture and the Medieval Inheritance of William Morris’ Arts and Crafts Aesthetic,” Loyola University Chicago (Ph.D. student in English)
  • Anna Wager, “Enlargements: Technology and William Morris’s Typefaces,” University of Washington, Seattle (Ph.D. student in art history)
  • Rebecca N. Mitchell, “Reading Celia Levetus,” University of Birmingham (UK)
  • Chair and Respondent:  Jane Carlin, University of Puget Sound Library

Lunch after the session at the Dandelion Restaurant, 12:30 p.m. All are welcome.