Icelandic Journals

Supplementary Materials: Criticism

Aho, Gary. "Following in the Footsteps of William Morris." Atlantica and Iceland Review 20 (Winter 1982), 84-93.

Aho, Gary. “`Međ Island á heilanum’: Islandsbæekur breskra ferđalanga 1772 til 1897,” Skírnir, 167 (1993), 205-258.

English version: "Iceland on the Brain: British Travellers to Iceland from 1172 to 1897."

Aho, Gary, Intro. Three Northern Love Stories and Other Tales. Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 1996.

Aho, Gary. "William Morris and Iceland." Kairos 1, no. 2(1982), 102-33.

Anderson, Karl. "Scandinavian Elements in the Work of William Morris." Diss. Harvard University, 1940.

Icelandic trip, 196-202

Bartels, Dennis. "William Morris and Iceland's Hydrogen Economy."JWMS 15.3 (2003): 34-35.

Cooper, Jane S. "The Iceland Journeys and the Late Romances." JWMS 5.4 (Winter 1983-84): 40-59.

Ellison, Ruth. "Icelandic Obituaries of William Morris." JWMS 8.1 (Autumn 1988): 35-41.

Ellison, Ruth. "The Saga of Jón Jónsson Saddlesmith of Lithend-cot." JWMS 10.1 (Autumn 1992): 21-30.

Gíslason, Örn, "With May Morris in Iceland." William Morris Society Newsletter-US, January 2014.

Harris, Richard L. "William Morris, Eirikur Magnusson, and Iceland: A Survey of Correspondence." Victorian Poetry 13.3 and 4 (Fall-Winter 1975), 119-130

Jonsdottir, Gudrun. "May Morris and Miss Lobb in Iceland." JWMS 7.1 (Autumn 1986): 17-20.

Madsen, St. Tschudi. "Morris and Munthe."Journal of William Morris Studies 1.4(1964): 34-40.

Meredith, Emily, "Iceland and William Morris: In Search of the Whole," After Summer Seed: Reconsiderations of William Morris's Sigurd the Volsung, Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania: William Morris Society in the United States, 1977.

Parkins, Wendy. "'Almost as Good as Iceland on a Small Scale': William Morris's 'Icelandic Imaginary' at Home," JWMS 21.4 (Winter 2014).

Preston, Peter. "'The North Begins Inside': Morris and Trollope in Iceland."JWMS 14.2 (Spring 2001): 8-28.

Waller, Samuel Edmund. Six Weeks in the Saddle: A Painter's Journal in Iceland. 1874. (illustrations available on Google)

Wawn, Andrew. "William Morris and the Translation of Iceland," in Shirley Chew and Alistair Stead (eds), Translating Life: Studies in Transpositional Aesthetics (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1999), 253-76.

Wiens, Pamela Bracken. "Fire and Ice: Clashing Visions of Iceland in the Travel Narratives of Morris and Burton." JWMS 11.4 (Spring 1996): 12-18.


Creative Responses:

Lavinia Greenlaw, William Morris in Iceland: Questions of Travel, 2011. (portions of Morris's diary juxtaposed with peripatetic musings by Greenlaw)

Ian McQueen, The Earthly Paradise, 4-part orchestral and choral piece, performed by BBC Chorus and Symphony Orchestra (loosely based in part of Morris's 1871 Icelandic journals).

Alex Jones, Morris in Iceland. NSW: Puncher and Wattmann, 2008. (novel in which university professor reflects on his life while leading a student theater group which adapts Morris's Journals rather uproariously to its own use).