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Thursday, 5:15–6:30 p.m., 19B, ACC

William Morris and the Legacy of Socialist Aesthetics

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Program arranged by the William Morris Society and the Marxist Literary Group. Presiding: Mathias Nilges, Saint Francis Xavier Univ.

1. “Blurring Boundaries: William Morris and the Aesthetics of Diffusion,” Alison G. Chapman, Harvard Univ.

2. “Once and Future Anarchists: Biopolitical Utopia in William Morris’s News from Nowhere,” Ben Richardson, Duke Univ.

3. “Artists, Enemies, and the Avant-Garde Transformation of the ‘Craftsman Ideal,’” Jessica Wilton, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

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