22 October 2018

BOOK: James GREGORY, Daniel J.R. GREY, and Annika BAUTZ, eds., Judgment in the Victorian Age (London: Routledge, 2018). ISBN 9781138302075, £105.00

(Source: Routledge)

Routledge has published a book on the judges, judgment and judgmentalism in the Victorian Era.


This 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.


James Gregory is Associate Professor in Modern British History at the University of Plymouth. Among his publications are The Poetry and the Politics: Radical Reform in Victorian England (2014).
Daniel J.R. Grey is Lecturer in World History since 1800 at the University of Plymouth. Among his recent publications are articles in Cultural and Social HistoryHistory Workshop Journal and Media History.
Annika Bautz is Associate Professor in English and Head of the School of Humanities and Performing Arts at the University of Plymouth. Recent publications include, with James Gregory, Libraries, Books, and Collectors of Texts, 1600–1900 (Routledge, 2018).


List of Figures
Notes on Contributors

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
Kim Stevenson and Iain Channing

PART II: 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

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