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.
Table of Contents
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
3. The Emotional Reactions of Judges in Cases of Maternal Child Murder in England, 1840 –1900
4. ‘What Will Most Tend Towards Morality’: Sir Cresswell Cresswell and the Divorce Court, 1858-1863
5. ‘Infamous Falsehoods’: Judges, Perjury, and Affiliation Trials in England, 1855–1930
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
8. The Matter of Judgment: Comparing Gendered Perspectives on Victorian Legal Culture in Popular Literature
9. The Operation and Representation of Art Judgment
10. Judging by the Hand: Handwriting and Character in Victorian Literary Culture
11. ‘They will not read it, but their sons & daughters may’: judging Percy Shelley’s Queen Mab (1813) in the nineteenth century
James Gregory is Associate Professor in Modern British History at the University of Plymouth. Among his publications is 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 History, History 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).