William Morris Society Calls for Papers


William Morris was a contemporary of Charles Dodgson, and a colleague in his fascination with medieval aesthetics in literature, art and design.

The William Morris Society has recently issued two calls for papers, which Carrollians may find of interest:

Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites
Conference at the Univesity of Delaware, Winterthur Museum and Delaware Art Museum
7–9 October 2010

“This conference will focus on the multitude of transatlantic exchanges that involved Morris, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic movements of the late nineteenth century. We will invite papers that explore relationships and influences—whether personal, intellectual, political, or aesthetic—that connect William Morris, his friends, associates, and followers in Britain and Europe with their contemporaries and successors in the Americas…”

Call for Papers (PDF)
Proposals due 15 March 2010

“Morris and the Arts” and “Pre-Raphaleite Use of History”

William Morris Society sessions at the 2011 Modern Language Annual Convention, Los Angeles
5–9 January 2011

On the “Pre-Raphaleite Use of History”: “This proposed collaborative session will examine aspects of Victorian historicism, especially neo-medievalism in painting, book design, poetry, romance narrative, translation and other genres. Papers might consider ways in which the Pre-Raphaelites and their associates and successors reshaped the works of Dante, Chaucer, Boccaccio, Froissart, the Icelandic sagas, Malory and other Arthurian sources for a middle-class Victorian audience…

Call for Papers (website)
Proposals due 20 March 2010

Submission requirements for both events can be found on the William Morris Society website.

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