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Beer, Gillian

Overview
Works: 91 works in 408 publications in 8 languages and 13,181 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Romance fiction  Novels  Experimental fiction  Manuscripts  Humorous fiction  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Honoree, Other, Commentator for written text
Classifications: QH365, 575.0162
Publication Timeline
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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( Book )

57 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new edition of a title which examines Darwin's work in a literary/cultural context
The romance by Gillian Beer( Book )

45 editions published between 1970 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,031 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
George Eliot by Gillian Beer( Book )

19 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasion by Jane Austen( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 824 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 La
Meredith, a change of masks : a study of the novels by Gillian Beer( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Open fields : science in cultural encounter by Gillian Beer( Book )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science always raises more questions than it can contain. These 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, Helmholtz, Hopkins, Clerk Maxwell, and Woolf. The collection throws a different light on Victorian experience and the rise of modernism, and engages with current controversies about the place of science in culture
Virginia Woolf : the common ground : essays by Gillian Beer by Gillian Beer( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Polish and held by 470 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
Arguing with the past : essays in narrative from Woolf to Sidney by Gillian Beer( Book )

11 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The origin of species by means of natural selection ; The descent of man and selection in relation to sex by Charles Darwin( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 394 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
The waves by Virginia Woolf( Book )

23 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman over de psychologische betrekkingen tussen een aantal bevriende intellectuelen
On the origin of species by Charles Darwin( Book )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin explains his theories of evolution by natural selection
Jabberwocky and other nonsense : collected poems by Lewis Carroll( Book )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 231 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 )

11 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and German and held by 195 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 167 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( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 114 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 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 43 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
Inscribing science : scientific texts and the materiality of communication( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Metaphors of inscription and writing feature at all levels of discourse in and about science. These papers juxtapose work from historically focused science and literature studies with work inspired by poststructuralist philosophy and semiotics
Modern love by George Meredith( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the acts by Virginia Woolf( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2000 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the Acts, one of Woolf's most lyrical works, was published shortly after her death in 1941. Its focus is the performance of a village pageant, written and directed by Miss La Trobe, encompassing the whole history of England
 
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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-

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PersuasionOpen fields : science in cultural encounterVirginia Woolf : the common ground : essays by Gillian BeerThe origin of species by means of natural selection ; The descent of man and selection in relation to sexThe wavesOn the origin of speciesIn(ter)discipline : new languages for criticismInscribing science : scientific texts and the materiality of communication