William Morris's Utopia of Strangers: Victorian Medievalism and the Ideal of Hospitality (English Association Studies)

William Morris's Utopia of Strangers: Victorian Medievalism and the Ideal of Hospitality (English Association Studies)

Marcus Waithe


it really is often argued that William Morris's suggestion of the great society is uniquely tolerant - a declare which this booklet checks, asking no matter if Victorian medievalism and the linked excellent of hospitality provided Morris the assets to enhance a brand new notion of utopia, characterised via openness instead of classical exclusivity. This vital topic is addressed throughout various creative and highbrow contexts, from Victorian neo-feudalism to socialism and the humanities and Crafts flow, and drawing from paintings in literature, structure, anthropology, political conception, legislation, artwork heritage and translation. including an research of the roots and legacy of Morris's paintings, the publication bargains an in depth survey of his many initiatives. Dr MARCUS WAITHE lectures in Victorian Literature on the collage of Sheffield.

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