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2016 William Morris Events in the United States

Deadline for applications for the Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship was December 15, 2016. See details here


Talks, Lectures, and Conferences

Modern Language Association Convention,
Austin, Texas, 7 - 10 January 2016



Teaching William Morris

The William Morris Society will sponsor a conference session at the 2016 MLA, to be held in Austin, Texas, on the topic of "Teaching Morris."

Friday, 8 January, 8:30–9:45 a.m. - 237. Teaching William Morris
Presiding: Jane Carlin, Univ. of Puget Sound; Jason Martinek, New Jersey City Univ.

  1. "Digital Design with William Morris," Amanda Golden, Georgia Inst. of Tech.
  2. "The Medievalism of William Morris: Teaching through Tolkien," KellyAnn Fitzpatrick, Univ. at Albany, State Univ. of New York
  3. "Teaching Morris in the Context of Victorian Radicalism: A Team-Taught Interdisciplinary Course," Linda Kay Hughes, Texas Christian Univ.; William Meier, Texas Christian Univ.

Morris and the Legacy of Socialist Aesthetics

We are also co-sponsoring a second session with the Marxist Literary Group.

Thursday, 7 January, 5:15–6:30 p.m. - 139. William Morris and the Legacy of Socialist Aesthetics
Presiding: Mathias Nilges, Saint Francis Xavier Univ.

  1. "Blurring Boundaries: William Morris and the Aesthetics of Diffusion," Alison G. Chapman, Harvard Univ.
  2. "Once and Future Anarchists: Biopolitical Utopia in William Morris's News from Nowhere," Ben Richardson, Duke Univ.
  3. "Artists, Enemies, and the Avant-Garde Transformation of the 'Craftsman Ideal,'" Jessica Wilton, Carnegie Mellon Univ.
For questions and guest passes, please write Professor Linda Hughes at l.hughes@tcu.edu or (for "Socialist Aesthetics") nilges@stfx.ca.