Thursday, November 21 / 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Session 48
Cruelty, Theft, Murder: Gender and Emotion from British and Australian Legal Data, 1850s-1950s

Chair: Anne Logan, University of Kent
Discussant: Anne Logan, University of Kent

1. “In Utter Disregard of the Duties of a Husband and a Father”: Gendered Notions of Marital Cruelty in Victorian GlasgowAshley Dee, Open University.

2. "I Was a Man of Honour": Masculinities, Emotions and Law in Twentieth-Century AustraliaAlana Piper, University of Technology Sydney.

3. “A Very Bad Case”: Sympathy and Mercy for Men Who Murdered Their "Sweethearts" in Twentieth-Century England and WalesAlexa Neale, University of Sussex.

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