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.
MLA 2024 – Session Announcement
The William Morris Society in the US will host a session at the 2024 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, to be held January 4-7, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA. Rethinking William Morris for...
Call for Papers: “Rethinking Craft: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, Decolonization”, CAA 2023
The William Morris Society in the US is seeking participation for its upcoming CAA 2023 session, "Rethinking Craft: Colonialism, Postcolonialism, Decolonization." This session is scheduled to take...
Call for Session Proposals: CAA 2023
The William Morris Society in the United States (WMS-US) invites session proposals for the CAA 2023 conference, which is scheduled for February 15–18, 2023 in New York City. We welcome proposals for...
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...
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...