Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2019
Editors: Jason D. Martinek And Elizabeth Carolyn Miller
From the publisher’s website:
A prolific artist, writer, designer, and political activist, William Morris remains remarkably powerful and relevant today. But how do you teach someone like Morris who made significant contributions to several different fields of study? And how, within the exigencies of the modern educational system, can teachers capture the interdisciplinary spirit of Morris, whose various contributions hang so curiously together? Teaching William Morris gathers together the work of nineteen Morris scholars from a variety of fields, offering a wide array of perspectives on the challenges and the rewards of teaching William Morris. Across this book’s five sections—“Pasts and Presents,” “Political Contexts,” “Literature,” “Art and Design,” and “Digital Humanities”—readers will learn the history of Morris’s place in the modern curriculum, the current state of the field for teaching Morris’s work today, and how this pedagogical effort is reaching well beyond the college classroom.
Contributors: Susan David Bernstein, Florence Boos, Pamela Bracken, Julie Codell, Hellen Elletson, Kellyann Fitzpatrick, Amanda Golden, Imogen Hart, Elizabeth Helsinger, James Housefield, Linda Hughes, Deanna Kreisel, David Latham, Jason D. Martinek, William M. Meier, Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, Morna O’Neill, Tony Pinkney, John Plotz, Michael Robertson, and Michelle Weinroth.