The William Morris Society in the US will host two sessions at the 2022 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, to be held January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC.

“The International Morris: The Morris Circle and the World”

“Morris and Continental Socialists”
Frank Sharp, NYC

“Morris, Ruskin, and Early Twentieth-Century Socialism in China”
Nan Chang, Fudan University

“Moncure Conway Goes East”
Margaret Stetz, University of Delaware

“Flora-graphic Empire: Illustrated Flower Hybrids and England’s Empire”
Emily Cadger, University of British Columbia

Moderator: Florence Boos, University of Iowa

The Pre-Raphaelites and Print Culture
Co-sponsored session with The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP).

“Illustrating History in The Germ”
Courtney Krolezyk, Rutgers University

“Enigma Variations: Looking at Burne-Jones and Morris’s ‘Cupid and Psyche’ Prints”
Mark Samuels Lasner, University of Delaware

“Pre-Raphaelite Print Legacies and The Lark”
Rebecca Mitchell, University of Birmingham

“Ornamental Borders: Paratext and Imperial Britain”
Jennifer Rabdeau, Cornell University

Moderator: Lise Jaillant, Loughborough University


A dinner and Pre-Raphaelite-related outing are also being planned.

Non-members who wish to attend should contact: