Bentham Project

Dr Mary Sokol

Honorary Research Associate

Email: Mary Sokol

Dr Sokol's main research interest is in English legal history. She is currently working on Bentham's connections with women writers and thinkers in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.

Publications

Academic Journals

'Jeremy Bentham and the Real Property Commission of 1828', Utilitas, 4 (1992), 225-45.

'Bentham and Blackstone on Incorporeal Hereditaments', The Journal of Legal History, 15, (1994), 287-304.

with B. J. Sokol, 'Legal Terms implying extended meanings in As You Like It and Troilus and Cressida: 'Purchase and Words of Procreation', Notes and Queries, 46 (1999), 236-8.

with B. J. Sokol, 'Shakespeare and the English Equity Jurisdiction: The Merchant of Venice and the Two Texts of King Lear', The Review of English Studies 50 (2000), 427-449.

'Bentham Reviewed', The Journal of Legal History, 23 (2002), 69-76.

Review of 'The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Writings on the Poor Laws. Vol. I. Edited by Michael Quinn, OUP, 2001', The Journal of Legal History, 25 (2004) 85-88.

'Jeremy Bentham on Love and Marriage: A Utilitarian Proposal for Short-Term Marriage, The Journal of legal History, 30 (2009) 1-21.

Review of 'The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham: Writings on the Poor Laws. Vol. II. Edited by Michael Quinn, OUP, 2010', The Journal of Legal History, 33 (2012), 337-340.

Books

ed. Elie Halevy, Formation du Radicalisme Philosophique, ed. Monique Canto-Sperber, Paris: University Press of France, 1995. 3 vols. ISBN 2-130-47172-2.

with B. J. Sokol, Shakespeare's Legal Language, London: Athlone Press, 2000. 500 pp. ISBN 0-485-11549-2.

with B. J. Sokol, Shakespeare, Law and Marriage, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

with B. J. Sokol, Shakespeare's Legal Language, London: Continuum, 2004. Paperback reissue of Athlone Press edition (2000), with revisions, ISBN 0-8264-7778-X.

with B. J. Sokol, Shakespeare, Law and Marriage, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. Paperback edition of 2004. ISBN 0521024900.

Bentham, Law and Marriage: A Utiliatarian Code of Law in Historical Contexts, London: Continuum, 2011. ISBN 978-1-441-3293-2.

Bentham, Law and Marriage: A Utilitarian Code of Law in Historical Contexts, London: Bloomsbury, 2013. Paperback edition of 2011. ISBN978-1-6235-6322-6.

Chapters in books

'The Tempest and the Legal Justification of Plantation in Virginia', in Shakespeare Yearbook VII, Lewistown: Edwin Mellen Press, 1996. ISBN 0-7734-8727-1.

with B. J. Sokol, 'Where are We in Legal-Historical Studies of Shakespeare? The Case of Marriage and Property' pp. 249-271 in Shakespearean International Yearbook 2, eds. W. R. Elton and John M. Mucciolo, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2002. ISBN 0-7546-0235-4.

'Blackstone and Bentham on the Law of Marriage', in Blackstone and his Commentaries: Biography, Law, History, ed. Wilfrid Prest, Oxford and Portland, Oregon: Hart Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84113-796-4.