Marie is in the Research Group on Writing, Gender and Culture 1700–1900. Her interdisciplinary research is mainly centred in the long eighteenth century: reading legal history and texts alongside literary texts considered with legal issues.
Marie is interested mainly in the labelling, treatment and representation of offences in the grey areas on the edges of criminalization. She also peer-review interdisciplinary articles on law and literature. She is currently writing an article about attitudes to thefts by servants, which draws in policing, trials and drama. Marie is also working on a monograph, Negotiating Transgression in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Law.
Hockenhull-Smith, M. (2020). Privacy and Impertinence: Talking about Servants in Austen. Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, 40 (2). http://www.jasna.org/publications/persuasions-online/volume-40-no-2/hockenhull-smith/
Hockenhull-Smith, M. (2007). Superego, special juries and a split law: eighteenth century adultery trials viewed through Zizek's lens. Law and critique, 18 (1), 91-116. http://doi.org/10.1007/s10978-006-9006-y
Hockenhull-Smith, M. (2006). The children will be "subject to the infamy of their deluded and unfortunate mother": rhetoric of the courtroom, a gothic fantasy and a plain letter to the Lord Chancellor. Law and literature, 18 (3), 403-430. http://doi.org/10.1525/lal.2006.18.3.403
Hockenhull-Smith, M. (n.d.). Dr Woodward's Narrative. Journal for Eighteenth Century Studies.
Smith, M.H. (n.d.). The Silent Woman in the “Criminal Conversation” Trial and her Displaced Defences: “A Letter Always Reaches its Destination”. Romanticism on the Net, (45). http://doi.org/10.7202/015828ar