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Week 130: The Haystack in the Floods, by William Morris

If you have been led to think of William Morris only as an arty Victorian with a slightly odd interest in patterned wallpaper – I mean, come on, guys, shut your eyes, no peeping, can you even say whether your room at home has wallpaper, let alone what pattern it has? 1,186 more words


Future Primitive

A particular kind of science fiction converges with green aspirations in ‘future primitive’ visions of a future society less dominated by technology. There are positive and negative versions of this kind of future – and positive and negative pathways to get there. 382 more words

JRRT: Editorial Comment

Dear Readers,

Welcome, as always. We had intended to go on with our discussion of villains, which looks like it will form a series, but we were distracted for a moment by the following– so more on villains to come.  579 more words

Redheads and Rebellion

The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood are an infamous band of artists with an unnatural obsession with redheads.  Believing that the purest beauty was found in the aroma of virgins with copper hair they set about killing and distilling this scent to make a perfume that they could use to become gods amongst men. 361 more words

Art Criticism

William Morris' Synthetic Aeneids

Jack Mitchell (Dalhousie University) addresses William Morris’ Aeneid translation of 1875 and explains in his article, William Morris’ Synthetic Aeneids: Virgil as Physical Object that “a key theme of Morris’ overall artistic creed, namely the need to make ideas concrete through their expression as physical objects, may serve both to explain the extraordinary character of his Virgil translation and to help answer a theoretical problem of translation in general: the problem of whether the historical stratification of a classic text can be captured in translation.” This beautiful image appears in… 63 more words



William Morris

19th century