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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

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...

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Call for Papers: MLA 2023

In January 2023, the William Morris Society in the United States will host two panels at the Modern Language Association annual conference. The conference will take place from 5-8 January 2023 in...

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MLA 2022: Session Details

The William Morris Society in the US is hosting two sessions at the 2022 Modern Language Association Annual Convention, to be held January 6-9, 2022 in Washington, DC. Thursday, January 6th, 12...

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

Past Conferences

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