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Beer, Gillian

Works: 98 works in 476 publications in 7 languages and 13,995 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  History  Novels  Experimental fiction  Humorous fiction  Manuscripts  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Honoree, Publishing director, Other, Commentator for written text, Dedicatee
Classifications: PR4034, 823.7
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Most widely held works about Gillian Beer
Most widely held works by Gillian Beer
Darwin's plots : evolutionary narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and nineteenth-century fiction by Gillian Beer( )

60 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 3,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new edition of a title which examines Darwin's work in a literary/cultural context
The origin of species by Charles Darwin( )

22 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Origin of Species (1859) Darwin challenged many of the most deeply held beliefs of the Western world. Arguing for a material, not divine, origin of species, he showed that new species are achieved by 'natural selection'. Development, diversification, decay, extinction and absence of plan are all inherent to his theories. Darwin read prodigiously across many fields; he reflected on his experiences as a traveller, he experimented. His profoundly influential concept of 'natural selection' condenses materials from past and present, from the Galapagos Islands to rural Staffordshire, from English back gardens to colonial encounters. The Origin communicates the enthusiasm of original thinking in an open, descriptive style, and Darwin's emphasis on the value of diversity speaks more strongly now than ever
On the origin of species by Charles Darwin( )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin explains his theories of evolution by natural selection
The romance by Gillian Beer( Book )

47 editions published between 1970 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History and definition - Medieval to Renaissance romance - Cervantes to the Gothic novel - The romance and the rise of the novel - Romaticism and Post-Romantic romance
Persuasion by Jane Austen( Book )

24 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen's most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell
George Eliot by Gillian Beer( Book )

22 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meredith, a change of masks : a study of the novels by Gillian Beer( Book )

12 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virginia Woolf : the common ground : essays by Gillian Beer by Gillian Beer( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Polish and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eminent feminist critic Gillian Beer's work on Woolf, George Eliot, and Victorian scientific discourse is well known and admired. In Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground, Beer's essays on Woolf are brought together for the first time in a single volume. Through her close investigative textual readings, she demonstrates how Woolf's conceptualizations of history and narrative are intimately bound up with her ways of thinking about women, writing, and social and sexual relations. This is demonstrated through precise, detailed configurations, setting Woolf alongside texts both contemporary and distant, scientific and literary, with the effect that Woolf's writing is illuminated in entirely new and unexpected contexts. Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground is a compelling collection for students, scholars, and Woolf devotees alike
Open fields : science in cultural encounter by Gillian Beer( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science always raises more questions than it can contain. These acclaimed and challenging essays explore how ideas are transformed as they come under the stress of unforeseen readers. Using a wealth of material from diverse nineteenth- and twentieth-century writing, Gillian Beer tracks encounters between science, literature, and other forms of emotional experience. Her analysis discloses issues of chance, gender, nation, and desire. A substantial group of essays centres on Darwin and the incentives of his thinking from language theory to his encounters with Fuegians. Other essays include Hardy
Arguing with the past : essays in narrative from Woolf to Sidney by Gillian Beer( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice in space : the sideways Victorian world of Lewis Carroll by Gillian Beer( Book )

9 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of Carroll's books about Alice explores the contextual knowledge of the time period in which it was written, addressing such topics as time, games, mathematics, and taxonomies
Literature, science, psychoanalysis, 1830-1970 : essays in honour of Gillian Beer( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The waves by Virginia Woolf( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over de psychologische betrekkingen tussen een aantal bevriende intellectuelen
Jabberwocky and other nonsense : collected poems by Lewis Carroll( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition collects together the marvellous range of Carroll's poetry, including nonsense verse, parodies, burlesques, and more. Alongside the title piece are such enduring pieces as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', 'The Mock Turtle's Song', 'Father William', and many more
The notebooks of George Meredith by George Meredith( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and German and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forging the missing link : interdisciplinary stories by Gillian Beer( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and French and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La théorie du chaînon manquant a connu un incroyable succès depuis la fin du XIXe siècle et jusqu'à nos jours, alors que Darwin et les darwiniens ont toujours expliqué qu'il s'agissait d'un faux problème. Comment cette notion fonctionne-t-elle et quelle inquiétude cache-t-elle?
In(ter)discipline : new languages for criticism by Gillian Beer( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Interdisciplinarity' has dynamised the Modern Humanities. Yet, this presents serious challenges involving both translation and affect. Another challenge concerns language. This book examines the routine to propose alternative languages
Delights and warnings : a new anthology of poems by John B Beer( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1984 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the acts by Virginia Woolf( Book )

13 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of a single summer's day in an English village when the local pageant is produced
Alice im Wunderland der Kunst( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost 150 years, one of the greatest literary inventions has fascinated children and adults alike: Lewis Carroll's tale of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Soon after it was first published, the story of the little girl's journey down a rabbit hole and – in the sequel – through a mysterious looking glass, quickly captured the imagination of a wide circle of readers that included Queen Victoria and Oscar Wilde. Carroll's stories continue to captivate an audience of millions. Now, for the first time, an exhibition is being dedicated to Alice and the many different ways in which she has inspired and influenced visual artists. Alice in the Wonderland of Art at the Hamburger Kunsthalle brings together around 200 works from 150 years of art history, including paintings, sculptures, book illustrations, photographs, drawings, films and installations. The broad range of media on show demonstrates the variety of approaches to this subject matter and transforms the exhibition itself into a striking visual wonderland. The exhibition opens with works created by Lewis Carroll himself. The author, whose real name was Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (1832–1898), was also a mathematics professor, a photographer and an art collector. The presentation continues with groundbreaking illustrations and documents relating to theatrical adaptations and films of the Alice books. While the display of independent visual artworks begins with examples from the late 19th century, the exhibition has a strong focus on surrealism, as artists such as Max Ernst, René Magritte or Salvador Dalí were among those who drew particular inspiration from the Alice novels as they ventured into the realm of the fantastic. The show continues with artists of the 1960s and 70s whose interest in forms of consciousness expansion and new understanding of the interrelation of language and image can be related to Lewis Carroll. Finally, the works on show by contemporary artists such as Stephan Huber, Anna Gaskell, Kiki Smith or Pipilotti Rist demonstrate the enduring fascination of his novels and the characters he created. The Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting its own, considerably modified version of the exhibition Alice in Wonderland that was recently shown at Tate Liverpool. The new display features works drawn from our own collection and loans from major international museums and private collections. These include large-scale installations by artists such as Stephan Huber and Pipilotti
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Darwin's plots : evolutionary narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and nineteenth-century fiction
The origin of speciesOn the origin of speciesPersuasionVirginia Woolf : the common ground : essays by Gillian BeerOpen fields : science in cultural encounterLiterature, science, psychoanalysis, 1830-1970 : essays in honour of Gillian BeerThe wavesIn(ter)discipline : new languages for criticismBetween the acts
Alternative Names
Gillian Beer British literary critic and academic

비어, 길리언 1935-

비어, 질리언 1935-

ビア, ギリアン

ビア, ジリアン

ビア, ジリアン 1935-