• Ruth Kinna deposited William Morris and the Problem of Englishness in the group Group logo of Victorian StudiesVictorian Studies on Humanities Commons 2 years, 1 month ago

    This article examines William Morris’s idea of Englishness, considered through a critique of his concept of fellowship or community. It looks at the charge
    that Morris wrongly neglected the importance of nationality as a focus for organization in socialism, preferring instead an internationalist ideal, based on an
    unworkable model of small-scale community. I defend Morris against these claims by arguing that Morris’s socialism was consistent with expressions of nationality and that
    his communitarianism was grounded on a concept of enjoyable labour, not friendship as is often supposed.