ISSUE 8.2 (SUMMER 2012)

Special Issue:
Law and Gender in Nineteenth-Century England

Guest Edited by Julia McCord Chavez and Katherine Gilbert



Julia McCord Chavez and Katherine Gilbert, “IntroductionPDF Version



Christine L. Krueger, “The Queer Heroism of a Man of Law in A Tale of Two CitiesPDF Version

Catherine Siemann, “Appellate Lawyers in Petticoats: Access to Justice in Wilkie Collins’s The Law and the LadyPDF Version

Matthew Ingleby, “Bulwer-Lytton, Braddon, and the Bachelorization of Legal Bloomsbury PDF Version

Gregory Brennen, “Legal Fictions, Legal Limits: The Noble Patriarch and the Power of Law in Victorian LiteraturePDF Version

Danaya C. Wright, “Policing Sexual Morality: Percy Shelley and the Expansive Scope of the Parens Patriae in the Law of Custody of ChildrenPDF Version

Clare McGlynn, “John Stuart Mill on Prostitution: Radical Sentiments, Liberal ProscriptionsPDF Version

Colleen Fenno, “Testimony, Trauma, and a Space for Victims: Mary Wollstonecraft’s Maria: Or the Wrongs of WomanPDF Version



Marlene Tromp, “The Case of the Brontës in Law and Fiction.” Review of Ian Ward’s Law and the Brontës. PDF Version

Elsie B. Michie, “Global Capitalism and Nineteenth-Century Literature.” Review of Ayse Çelikkol’s Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century. PDF Version

Barbara Leckie, “I Don’t: The Failed-Marriage Plot and the Victorian Novel.” Review of Kelly Hager’s Dickens and the Rise of Divorce: the Failed-Marriage Plot and the Novel Tradition. PDF Version

Thad Logan, “Imitations of Life, or Art (and Industry) at Home.” Review of Talia Schaffer’s Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction. PDF Version


Editors-in-Chief: Stacey Floyd and Melissa Purdue

Reviews Editor: Susan David Bernstein

Reviews Assistant: Amy Kahrmann Huseby

Technical Editor: Josh Reid