Professor Ian Ward
Professor of Law
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7620
Roles and Responsibilities
Former Alternate Head and Acting Head of the Law School, Research Director, Degree Programme Director for the LLB and BA Law with French Programmes, and Degree Programme Director for Postgraduate Research.
BA University of Keele, 1986
Ph.D University of Cambridge, 1989
LLM University of Toronto, 1990
MSc University of Leicester, 2010
Lecturer, University of Durham
Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex
Professor, University of Dundee
My principal area of research expertise lies at the intersection of law, literature and history.
English constitutional history and thought.
I am presently completing a book on mid-nineteenth century gender, law and literature. I am also beginning work on a study of nineteenth century English constitutional thought.
I intend to continue my work on the relation of law, literature and history in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century.
Former School Research Director, 2001-2007.
Current supervision of students completing doctoral research in the areas of nineteenth century law and literature, and international human rights.
If you would like further information on reading for a research degree at Newcastle Law School please see www.ncl.ac.uk/nuls/postgraduate/research/index.htm
I have held visiting positions at the Universities of Iowa, Turku, Montpellier, Alberta and the Catholic University in Lisbon, more recently serving as Shakespeare Moot Court Judge at McGill University. Most recently I was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies at Ludwig Maxmilian University in Munich, and I currently serve as international expert on a law and literature research network based at Verona University. Editorial board member for 'Law and Literature', 'Law and Humanities' and 'Polemos'. I was invited to give the Keynote address to the annual UKCLE conference in early 2009, and in 2011 gave a lecture in the Current Legal Problems lecture series at UCL.
Recipient of AHRB funding in 2002-3 for research in English constitutional history.
Stage 1 Public Law
Stage 3 Law and Literature
- Ward I. Towards a Poethics of Terror. Law, Culture and the Humanities 2008, 4(2), 248-279.
- Ward I. Emily Brontë and the terrorist imagination. English Studies 2008, 89(5), 524-551.
- Ward I. Terrorists and Equivocators. Law and Humanities 2007, 1(1), 111-131.
- Ward I. The Case of Helen Huntingdon. Criticism 2007, 49(2), 151-182.
- McGlynn C, Rackley E, Ward I. Judging Destricted. Kings Law Journal 2009, 20(1), 53-67.
- Ward I. Shabina Begum and the headscarf girls. Journal of Gender Studies 2006, 15(2), 119-131.
- Ward I. Walter Bagehot: Critic, Constitutionalist, Prophet?. Public Law 2005, (spring), 67-82.
- Ward I. Identifying the European other. International Journal of Refugee Law 2002, 14(2-3), 219-237.
- Ward I. Imagining Human Rights. Studies in Law, Politics and Society 2002, 24, 81-100.
- Ward I. The echo of a sentimentae jurisprudence. Law and Critique 2002, 13(2), 107-125.
- Ward I. The end of sovereignty and the new humanism. Stanford Law Review 2003, 55(5), 2091-2112.
- Ward I. Justice, Humanity and the New World Order. Aldershot: Ashgate, 2003.
- Ward I. Law and the Brontes. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2012.
- Ward I. The Perversions of History: Constitutionalism and Revolution in Burke's Reflections. Liverpool Law Review 2010, 31(3), 207-232.
- Ward I. Mythologies of English Constitutionalism. King's College Law Journal 2004, 15(1), 132-145.
- Ward I. A Critical Introduction to European Law. London, UK: Butterworths, 2003.
- Ward I. The Abode of Moral Truth: William Godwin's 'Enquiry Concerning Political Justice'. Archiv fuer Rechts und Sozial Philosophie 2003, 89(3), 349-371.
- Ward I. A Charmed Spectacle: England and its Constitutional Imagination. Liverpool Law Review 2000, 22(2-3), 235-251.
- Ward I. A State of Mind?: The English Constitution and the Popular Imagination. Sutton Publishing, 2000.
- Ward I. Law, Text, Terror. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.
- Ward I. The English Constitution: Myths and Realities. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing Ltd, 2004.
- Ward I. God, Terror and Law. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 2009, 28(4), 783-796.
- McGlynn C, Ward I. Pornography, Pragmatism, and Proscription. Journal of Law and Society 2009, 36(3), 327-351.
- Ward I. Legal Education and the Democratic Imagination. Law and Humanities 2009, 3(1), 87-112.
- Ward I. The Case of Beatrice Brooke: Fictions of Law and Marriage in Caroline Norton's Lost and Saved (1863). Journal of Victorian Culture 2012, 17(2), 206-220.
- Ward I. Legal responses to trafficking in women for sexual exploitation in the European Union. European Law Review 2008, 33(4), 614-616.
- Ward I. Beyond Constitutionalism: The Search for a European Political Imagination. European Law Journal 2001, 7(1), 24-40.
- Ward I. Culture, Nonsense and Rights: Contemplating the Human Rights Act. Review of Constitutional Studies 2001, 6(1), 101-114.
- Ward I. Fairyland and its Fairy Kings and Queens. Journal of Historical Sociology 2001, 14(1), 1-20.
- Ward I. Law, Literature and the Child. In: Fionda, J, ed. Legal Concepts of Childhood. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2001, pp.111-126.
- Ward I. Universal Jurisprudence and the Case for Legal Humanism. Alberta Law Review 2001, 38(4), 941-59.
- Ward I. Shakespeare and the Legal Imagination. London: Butterworths, 1999.
- Ward I. In Search of Healing Voices: Church and State in Charlotte Bronte's Shirley. Journal of Church and State 2012, 54(4), 603-624.
- Ward I. The ‘Great Matter’ of King Henry VIII. Journal of International Dispute Settlement 2018, 9(1), 83-102.
- Ward I. The Trials of Lizzie Eustace: Trollope, Sensationalism, and the Condition of English Law. Journal of Law and Society 2016, 43(1), 66-84.
- Ward I. Uneasy Heads: The Play of Law and History in Brenton's 55 Days. Law and Humanities 2016, 10(1), 59-89.
- Ward I, McGlynn C. Women, Law and John Stuart Mill. Womens History Review 2016, 25(2), 227-253.
- Ward I. Informal Justice in England and Wales 1760-1914: The Courts of Popular Opinion. Journal of Legal History 2015, 36(1), 116-119.
- Ward I. Impressions of Bagehot: A review of Frank Prochaska, The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot (Yale University Press, 2013). Law and Humanities 2014, 8(1), 96-103.
- Ward I. Lord Mansfield: Justice in the Age of Reason [Book review]. Journal of Legal History 2014, 35(2), 200-202.
- Ward I. Sex, Crime and Literature in Victorian England. Oxford: Hart, 2014. In Preparation.
- McGlynn C, Ward I. Would John Stuart Mill have Regulated Pornography?. Journal of Law and Society 2014, 41(4), 500-522.
- Ward I. Rape and Rape Mythology in the Plays of Sarah Kane. Comparative Drama 2013, 47(2), 225-248.