Flesh and stone
William Morris’s News from Nowhere and Chaucer’s dream visions
in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries
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John Ganim unpacks William Morris’s eroticised but anxious politics in News from Nowhere. Ganim highlights the significance of the emotional attachment to environment in the formulation of Morris’s utopia. He also considers the enabling influence of the medieval dream vision, especially Chaucer’s, for promoting ‘psychological experience and fantasy’. Both themes illuminate Morris’s conflicted approach to subjects that caused him discomfort due to his perverse familial situation.

Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries

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