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Call for Applications – 2020 Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship (Due 12/ 1/ 19)

The William Morris Society in the United States is calling for applications for the 2020 Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship. The deadline is December 1, 2019. Applications are judged by committee, and the decision will be announced by January 15, 2020. The Dunlap Fellowship supports scholarly and creative work about William Morris.  The fellowship offers …

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New Voices in Morris Studies: Sheryl Medlicott, Bath Spa University

[Image 1] Frontispiece of News from Nowhere,Kelmscott Press Edition William Morris & the EnvironmentWhen William Guest awakes in the future utopian London envisaged by Morris in News from Nowhere, the ‘smoke-vomiting chimneys’ are gone, there are salmon nets catching salmon in the Thames, and he is taken out on the river by a boatman who is …

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The William Morris Society at MLA: 2019/2020 Updates

MLA 2019 Events The William Morris Society in the United States holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention each year. As the MLA Convention changes locations annually, this meeting offers our members many opportunities to meet up with fellow Morrisians from across the U. S. The 2019 convention in …

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Call for Applications – 2019 Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship

The William Morris Society in the United States is calling for applications for the 2019 Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship. The deadline is December 15, 2018. Applications are judged by committee, and the decision will be announced by January 15, 2019. The Dunlap Fellowship supports scholarly and creative work about William Morris.  The fellowship offers …

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Local Socialism in the Country: Morris and the Recuperation of the Folk Mote

Having grown up in rural Vermont, I have been enthralled with William Morris’s News from Nowhere since first reading it. Yet “rural” Vermont isn’t quite right. Like Morris’s Nowhere in the years immediately after the revolution, my hometown was marked by both recently collapsed industry and continued agriculture. Unlike, say, Middlemarch – the novel that …

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Call for Applications – Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship

The William Morris Society in the United States is calling for applications for the 2018 Joseph R. Dunlap Memorial Fellowship. The deadline is December 15, 2017. The Dunlap Fellowship supports scholarly and creative work about William Morris.  The fellowship offers funding of $1000 or more for research and other expenses, including travel to conferences and …

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Some Hints on Wallpaper Design

Morris ‘Trellis’ pattern, (via V&A) According to shelter magazines, decorator blogs, and even HGTV, wallpaper is back. As designer Sefton Freeman-Bahn pointed out recently in the Guardian, “the possibilities wallpaper offers to create or change a space are amazing,” and many young wallpaper designers have embraced digital printing in order to explore new techniques and …

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