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William Morris's Socialism Articles
in the Journal of William Morris Studies, 1961-2011



General Articles in PDF

"A darker shade of green: William Morris, posthumanism, and ecotastrophe." Jed Mayer, JWMS 19.3 (Winter 2011), 79-92 

"Morris and Munthe." St. Tschudi Madsen. JWMS 1.4 (Summer 1964):34-40.

"William Morris and the Two Cultures." Peter Faulkner, JWMS 2.1 (Spring 1966): 9-12.

"William Morris and Incomplete Communism: A Critique of Paul Meier's Thesis." Adam Buick, JWMS 3.2 (Summer 1976): 16-32.

"Morris and his Critics." Catherine Buckley, JWMS 3.4 (Winter 1978):14-19.

"The Prettiness of Utopia." John Helmer, JWMS 4.1 (Winter 1979): 4-19.

"Art, Socialism and the Division of Labour." Nicholas Pearson, JWMS 4.3 (Summer 1981):7-25.

"Morris's View of the History of Industrialism." Alan K. Bacon, JWMS 5.1 (Summer 1982): 2-8.

"William Morris and the Socialism of Robert Blatchford." Chris Waters, JWMS 5.2 (Winter 1982): 20-31.

"William Morris and Young England." Carolyn Collette, JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 5-15.

"Nothing but Landscape and Sentiment." Margaret Fleming, JWMS 6.1 (Summer 1984): 4-9.

"Wallpaper and Propaganda: Reflections on William Morris Today." Teresa Newman, JWMS 6.1 (Summer 1984): 10-16.

"The Reformer's Year Book." JWMS 6.1 (Summer 1984): [17] [reprint from The Reformer's Year Book, 1901].

"A Revolutionary Socialist." Adam Buick, JWMS 6.1 (Summer 1984): 18-28.

"William Morris and the Contemporary Socialist Press." Helen Irving, JWMS 6.2 (Winter 1984-85): 15-25.

"What Can We Learn from William Morris?" Stephen Coleman, JWMS 6.3 (Summer 1985): 12-15.

"Free Speech in London." JWMS 6.3 (Summer 1985): 31 [minutes of a meeting of the Metropolitan Radical Federation, 1886].

"Morris and Myth: A Romantic Heritage." Dinah Birch, JWMS 7.1 (Autumn 1986): 5-11.

"Morris, Marx and Engels." A. L. Morton, JWMS 7.1 (Autumn 1986): 45-54.

"What William Morris Means to Me." Robin Tanner, JWMS 7.3 (Autumn 1987): 3-17.

"A Note on Morris and Imperialism." Peter Faulkner, JWMS 9.2 (Spring 1991): 22-27.

"Nature and Art: Morris's Conception of Progress." Isolde Karen Herbert, JWMS 10.1 (Autumn 1992): 4-9.

"Interviews with William Morris: I. From Justice, 27th January 1894: 'A Socialist Poet on Bombs and Anarchism.'" JWMS 10.3 (Autumn 1993): 2-5.

"Interviews with Morris: II. From The Woman's Signal, 19th April 1894: 'A Living Wage for Women.'" [Sarah Tooley], JWMS 10.4 (Spring 1994): 5-9.

"Thoughts on Education under Capitalism." William Morris, JWMS 11.1 (Autumn 1994): 3-5 [reprint from Commonweal, 30 Jun. 1888].

"The Reverse of Salem House: The Holistic Process of Education in News from Nowhere." Ady Mineo, JWMS 11.1 (Autumn 1994): 6-16.

"Morris and the Study of English." Peter Faulkner, JWMS 11.1 (Autumn 1994): 26-30.

"William Morris and the National Curriculum." Ann and John Kay, JWMS 11.1 (Autumn 1994): 44-58.

"Commemorating William Morris: Robin Page Arnot and the Early History of the William Morris Society." Helen E. Roberts, JWMS 11.2 (Spring 1995): 33-37.

"Morris's 'Working Folk and the Future of Art.'" Edmund and Ruth Frow, JWMS 11.3 (Autumn 1995): 2-5.

"William Guest Goes Shopping." Ian W. Gallagher, JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 3-11.

"The Political Commentary of the Hammersmith Socialist Record." David Morgan, JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 26-30.

"Gustav Holst, William Morris and the Socialist Movement." Andrew Heywood, JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 39-47.

"'Compulsory Baxination': Morris and the Misogynist." Roger Aldous, JWMS 12.1 (Autumn 1996): 35-40.

"Morris, Bax and Babeuf." Ian H. Birchall, JWMS 12.1 (Autumn 1996): 41-47.

"The Immortal Morris." Reginald A. Beckett, JWMS 12.2 (Spring 1997): 2-4 [reprint from Labour Prophet, 1896].

"Reminiscences of William Morris." Edmund & Ruth Frow, JWMS 12.2 (Spring 1997): 5-6 [includes reminiscences of Sophie R. Sharman from Comrade, Feb. 1903].

"International Trade in News from Nowhere." Jannett Highfill, JWMS 12.2 (Spring 1997): 31-35.

"William Morris, Biotech Genius: Reasons for Misprision." Norman Talbot, JWMS 12.3 (Autumn 1997): 36-38.

"Murry, Marx and Morris." Peter Faulkner, JWMS 12.4 (Spring 1998): 7-14.

"William Morris's Egalitarian Perfectionism." Christine Sypnowich, JWMS 13. 2 (Spring 1999): 12-20.

"'The Down-Trodden Radical': William Morris's Pre-Socialist Ideology." Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 13.3 (Autumn 1999): 26-43.

"The Moral Marxism of William Morris." Dennis Bartels, JWMS 13.4 (Spring 2000): 10-15.

"Ruskin and Morris." Peter Faulkner, JWMS 14.1 (Autumn 2000): 6-17.

"Laxey Mill: Ruskin's Parallel to Merton Abbey." David Faldet, JWMS 14.1 (Autumn 2000): 37-43.

"Ruskin and the British Empire." Peter Faulkner, JWMS 14.1 (Autumn 2000): 54-66.

"Was William Morris a 'Natural Luddite?'" Dennis Bartels, JWMS 14.2 (Spring 2001): 43-46.

"Why William Morris Left His Joyous Gard." Rob Allen, JWMS 14.3 (Winter 2001): 21-30.

"An 'Impossibilist' Socialist? William Morris and the Politics of Socialist Revolution versus Social Reform." Colin Skelly, JWMS 15.2 (Summer 2003): 35-51.

"Morrs's Ethics, Cosmopolitanism, and Globalisation." Regenia Gagnier, JWMS 16.2 (Summer 2005): 9-30.

"James Leatham's eyewitness account of William Morris's 1888 visit to Aberdeen" Michael Bloor, JWMS 18.1 (Winter 2008), 22-34.

Between Ouvriérisme and Élitism: the dualism of William Morris. Antoine Capet, JWMS 19.2 (Summer 2011), 31-46

"'The City of Dreadful Delight.' William Morris in the East End of London." Rosemary Taylor, JWMS 18.3 (Winter 2009), 9-28.

"Time and Utopia: the gap between Morris and Bax." Ruth Kinna, JWMS 18.4 (Summer 2010): 36-47

"'Morris the red, Morris the Green' – a partial review." Patrick O'Sullivan, JWMS 19.3 (Winter 2011), 22-38

"Morris after Marcuse: Art, beauty, and the aestheticist tradition of ecosocialism. Bradley MacDonald, JWMS 19.3 (Winter 2011), 39-49

"William Morris: an annotated bibliography, 2004-5." David and Sheila Latham, JWMS 17.4 (Summer 2009), David and Sheila Latham, 81-112.

"William Morris: An Annotated Bibliography 2006-2007." David and Sheila Latham, JWMS 18.3 (Winter 2009), 64-92

William Morris: An Annotated Bibliography 2008-2009. David and Sheila Latham, JWMS 19.3 (Winter 2011), 112-139.


News from Nowhere

"The dialectic of nature in Nowhere." Tony Pinkney, JWMS 19.3 (Winter 2011), Tony Pinkney, 50-63

"Green cosmopolitanism in Morris's News from Nowhere." Eddy Kent, JWMS 19.3 (Winter 2011), 64-78.

"¡Homenaje a Aragón! News from Nowhere, collectivisation and the sustainable future. Patrick O'Sullivan." JWMS 19.3 (Winter 2011), 93-111

"News from Nowhere-Arcadia or Utopia?" Roger C. Lewis, JWMS 7.2 (Spring 1987): 15-25.

"Twentieth Century Perception in News from Nowhere." Brian Spittles, JWMS 7.4 (Spring 1988): 19-24.

"News from Somewhere: The Relevance of William Morris's Thought in 1990." Helen A. Timo, JWMS 8.4 (Spring 1990): 3-5.

"Design and Technology in Nowhere." Roger Coleman, JWMS 9.2 (Spring 1991): 28-39.

"William Morris and the Division of Labour. The Idea of Work in News from Nowhere." Christopher Shaw, JWMS 9.3 (Autumn 1991):19-30.

"The Road to Nowhere: Morris, Utopia, and Global Climate Change." Dennis Bartels, JWMS 12.3 (Autumn 1997): 39-47.

"William Morris: Back to the Land, Pessimism and Utopia." John Payne, JWMS 13.4 (Spring 2000): 48-56.

"From Pastoral Arcadia to Stable-State Mini-Cities: Morris's News from Nowhere and Callenbach's Ecotopia." Martin Delveaux, JWMS 14.1 (Autumn 2000): 75-81.

"Kinetic Utopias: H. G. Wells's A Modern Utopia and William Morris's News from Nowhere." Tony Pinkney, JWMS 16.2/3 (Summer/Winter 2005), 49-55.

"News from Nowhere as Séance Fiction." Tony Pinkney, JWMS 18.3 (Winter 2009), 29-47.

The Landscapes of Nowhere. Béatrice Laurent, JWMS 18.2, (Summer 2009): 52.


Architecture, the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, Environmentalism, Ecology

"Architects and Masons." Richard S. Smith, JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 60-66.

"Struggle for the Vision Fair: Morris and Ecology." Paddy O'Sullivan, JWMS 8.4 (Spring 1990): 5-9.

"A Lesson in International Relations: Morris and the SPAB." Frank C. Sharp, JWMS 10.2 (Spring 1993): 9-15.

"William Morris and Iceland's Hydrogen Economy." Dennis Bartels, JWMS 15.3 (Winter 2003): 34-35.


Socialist Writings, excluding News from Nowhere:
Dialogues, Dramas, Fables and Romances

"Mr. Olaf Entertains; Or, William Morris's Forgotten Dialogues." Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 9.4 (Spring 1992): 15-24.

"A Reassessment of A Dream of John Ball." Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 14.2 (Spring 2001): 29-38.

"The Communist Poet-Laureate: William Morris's Chants for Socialists." Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 14.3 (Winter 2001): 31-40.

"'The Battered Looking and Middle-aged Barn-cock'; Or 'An Old Fable Retold.'" Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 14.3 (Winter 2001): 49-51.

"William Morris's 'A King's Lesson': A Hungarian Perspective." Éva Péteri, JWMS 18.3 (2009), 48-55.

"Riot, Romance and Revolution: William Morris and the Art of War." Phillippa Bennett, JWMS 18.4 (Summer 2010): 22-35

"William Morris: The Myth of the Fall." Anna Vaninskaya, JWMS 18.4 (Summer 2010), 48-57.

"‘Socialism’ and ‘What we have to look for’: Two unpublished lectures by William Morris." Florence S. Boos, JWMS 19.1 (Winter 2010), 9-51


Morris as a Critic

"William Morris the Socialist Reviewer." Nicholas Salmon, JWMS 13.4 (Spring 2000): 57-63.