Peter Lang has just published William Morris in the Twenty-First Century, an outstanding collection of essays edited by Rosie Miles and Phillippa Bennett and drawn from papers presented at the William Morris Society conference held in London in 2005.

The book contains essays from scholars and professionals researching and working in fields relevant to Morris’s diverse interests. The contributors offer a reappraisal of his achievements and influence in areas such as literature, art, architecture, politics, environ- mentalism, science and technology. The essays provide a comprehensive introduction for those new to Morris Studies whilst presenting a series of fresh perspectives for those already familiar with Morris’s work.

Phillippa Bennett is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Northampton. She is Honorary Secretary of the William Morris Society and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of William Morris Studies.. She has published a number of art- icles on William Morris and has a particular interest in his last romances and their relationship to his political and aesthetic ideals. Rosie Miles is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton. From 2001 to 2007 she was Editor of the Journal of William Morris Studies and she is now a member of the Editorial Advisory Board. She has published a number of articles on Morris’s poetry and the book arts.


  • Regenia Gagnier: Preface
  • Phillippa Bennett/Rosie Miles: Introduction: Morris in the Twenty-First Century
  • Maria Isabel Donas Botto: On (Re)Building the City: William Morris and the Regeneration of the British City
  • Ruth Levitas: After Morris: Warwick Herbert Draper and the Pursuit of Utopia
  • Jan Marsh: Red House: Past and Future
  • Hilary Laucks Walter: Another Stitch to the Legacy of William Morris: May Morris’s Designs and Writings on Embroidery
  • Tony Pinkney: Versions of Ecotopia in News from Nowhere
  • Piers J. Hale: William Morris, Human Nature and the Biology of Utopia
  • Peter Smith: Attractive Labour and So- cial Change: William Morris Now
  • David Mabb: Hijack: Morris Dialectically
  • Anna Vaninskaya: William Morris’s Germania: The Roots of Socialism
  • David Latham: Between Hell andEngland: Finding Ourselves in the Present Text
  • Phillippa Bennett: Rejuvenating Our Sense of Wonder: The Last Romances of William Morris
  • Rosie Miles: Virtual Paradise: Editing Morris for the Twenty- First Century
  • Thomas J. Tobin: William Morris 2.0: Spreading Socialist Ideals via the Internet
ISBN 978-3-03430-106-0 pb
sFr. 69 / € 47.50 / £ 40 / US $ 68.95