Conferences

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Conferences

The William Morris Society in the United States regularly hosts and co-hosts panels at two major academic gatherings, the Modern Language Association (MLA) and College Art Association (CAA) annual conferences.

We have been a presence at MLA conventions from 1975 onwards, and an affiliated Allied Organization since 1983. We now sponsor one to two MLA panels annually. In 2020, we began our affiliation with the College Art Association, hosting our first CAA Annual Conference panel in February 2021.

We are also proud of our continuing tradition of sponsoring and co-sponsoring symposia and conferences on Morrisian subjects.

See below for recent Calls for Papers and Proposals and for information about past conferences.

Image: William Morris, Daisy, wallpaper, 1864. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Conference Announcements

MLA 2022 – Session Announcements

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...

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Image: William Morris, Sunflower, wallpaper, 1879. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Past Conferences

Modern Language Association 2020

The William Morris Society US sponsored two sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention held in Seattle, WA, in January 2020. Our first session, “Re-evaluating the Pre-Raphaelites,” examined how in the past decade a number of exhibitions from Manchester to...

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College Art Association 2021

College Art Association 2021

On February 13, 2021, The William Morris Society in the United States hosted our first panel at the College Art Association Annual Conference, titled "William Morris Today." Chaired by Imogen Hart (University of California, Berkeley) and Morna O'Neill (Wake Forest...

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