Friday, December 14, 2018

Gregory, Grey, Bautz and friends on Victorian Judgment

James Gregory, Daniel J. R. Grey, and Annika Bautz (all from the University of Plymouth) have co-edited Judgment in the Victorian Age with Routledge. From the press: 

Judgment in the Victorian Age: 1st Edition (Hardback) book coverThis volume concerns judges, judgment and judgmentalism. It studies the Victorians as judges across a range of important fields, including the legal and aesthetic spheres, and within literature. It examines how various specialist forms of judgment were conceived and operated, and how the propensity to be judgmental was viewed.
Here's the chapter line-up:

Part I: The Judgment of the Law

1. Cartes de visite and the First Mass Media Photographic Images of the English Judiciary: Continuity and Change. Leslie J. Moran

2. Sir Redmond Barry and the Trial of Ned Kelly: representing the Judge and Judgment in Nineteenth-Century Australia. Alice Richardson

3. The Emotional Reactions of Judges in Cases of Maternal Child Murder in England, 1840 –1900. Alison Pedley

4. ‘What Will Most Tend Towards Morality’: Sir Cresswell Cresswell and the Divorce Court, 1858-1863. Gail Savage

5. ‘Infamous Falsehoods’: Judges, Perjury, and Affiliation Trials in England, 1855–1930. Ginger Frost

6. Authoritative Judgments in a Provincial Town: Responses to Everyday Offending in Plymouth 1860 – 1900. By Kim Stevenson and Iain Channing

Part 2: Judgments in Culture

7. Judging the Judges: The Image of the Judge in the Popular Illustrated Press. Craig Newbery-Jones

8. The Matter of Judgment: Comparing Gendered Perspectives on Victorian Legal Culture in Popular Literature. Judith Rowbotham

9. The Operation and Representation of Art Judgment. James Gregory

10. Judging by the Hand: Handwriting and Character in Victorian Literary Culture. Karin Koehler

11. ‘They will not read it, but their sons & daughters may’: judging Percy Shelley’s Queen Mab (1813) in the nineteenth century. Cian Duffy

Further information is available here.