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Beer, Gillian

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Most widely held works by Gillian Beer
Darwin's plots : evolutionary narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and nineteenth-century fiction by Gillian Beer( )

67 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 4,420 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( )

23 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 2,028 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( )

28 editions published between 1996 and 2020 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Darwin explains his theories of evolution by natural selection
Persuasion : an annotated edition by Jane Austen( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Her last completed novel, marrying witty social realism to a 'Cinderella' love story, Jane Austen's "Persuasion" is edited with an introduction by Gillian Beer in "Penguin Classics". Anne Elliot, twenty-seven and still single, seems destined for spinsterhood. In her youth, she broke off an engagement to penniless Captain Wentworth at the insistence of her friend Lady Russell, acquiescing to the demands of her class at the expense of her happiness. But when Wentworth returns from the Napoleonic wars rich and famous, Anne finds her affection rekindled - even though Wentworth seems more interested in Anne's friend Louisa Musgrove. Set in the fashionable societies of Lyme Regis and Bath, "Persuasion" is a brilliant satire of vanity and pretension, but, above all, it is a love story tinged with the heartache of missed opportunities. In her introduction, Gillian Beer discusses Austen's portrayal of the double-edged nature of persuasion and the clash between old and new worlds. This edition also includes a new chronology and full textual notes. Jane Austen (1775-1817) was extremely modest about her own genius but has become one of English literature's most famous women writers. Austen began writing at a young age, embarking on what is possibly her best-known work, "Pride and Prejudice", at the age of 22. She was the author of "Sense and Sensibility", "Pride and Prejudice", "Emma", "Persuasion", "Mansfield Park" and "Northanger Abbey". If you liked "Persuasion", you may enjoy George Eliot's "Middlemarch", also available in "Penguin Classics". "The most perfect artist among women, the writer whose books are immortal". (Virginia Woolf)
The romance by Gillian Beer( Book )

54 editions published between 1970 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 1,081 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 )

21 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1996 and 2019 in English and Polish and held by 814 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
Meredith, a change of masks : a study of the novels by Gillian Beer( Book )

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

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

28 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 522 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
Arguing with the past : essays in narrative from Woolf to Sidney by Gillian Beer( Book )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 408 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 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Gillian Beer's work on literature and science, this volume presents 14 essays by leading American and British writers. They focus on the evolutionary sciences in the 19th century; the early years of psychoanalysis; and the modern development of the physical sciences
Jabberwocky and other nonsense : collected poems by Lewis Carroll( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 301 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 waves by Virginia Woolf( Book )

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

Highly original, unconventional, and poetic, it describes the characters, lives and relationships of six friends (3 female / 3 male) living in England by an exploratory and sensuous narrative. The book is composed of interior monologues, spoken by the six characters in rotation, and of interludes describing the ascent and descent of the sun, the rise and fall of the waves, and the passing of the seasons. These natural cycles symbolize the progress of time, which carries the individual from birth to death. This work was written at a highly political phase in Woolf's career, when she was speaking on issues of gender and class
The notebooks of George Meredith by George Meredith( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and German and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In(ter)discipline : new languages for criticism by Gillian Beer( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2020 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Interdisciplinarity' has dynamised the Modern Humanities like no other recent academic trend. Yet, this presents serious challenges involving both translation and affect: how can we transmit facts and interpretations, sense and sensations between disciplines, between different artistic media, between cultures, between the private and the public sphere? What are the advantages, the difficulties, and risks? Another challenge concerns language: if single disciplines have produced their own technologies of reading and writing, this book examines and breaks the routine to propose alternative languages. Some of the most distinctive voices in criticism, both established and upcoming, from literature, music, the visual arts, psychoanalysis and philosophy, amongst others, show here their commitment to comparative thinking. The challenge has been to reach beyond the jargon and the epistemological constraints of individual disciplines while remaining coherent and incisive. The outcome successfully reveals new links between different forms of cultural expression. Gillian Beer (English Literature, Science Writing), Malcolm Bowie (French Literature, Psychoanalysis) and Beate Perrey (Music, Poetry, Psychoanalysis) are the instigators of the interdisplinary research project New Languages for Criticism: Cross-Currents and Resistances, which since 2002 has been under the auspices of CRASSH, the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge."
Forging the missing link : interdisciplinary stories by Gillian Beer( Book )

10 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and French and held by 170 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?
Between the acts by Virginia Woolf( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 73 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
Delights and warnings : a new anthology of poems by John B Beer( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alice im Wunderland der Kunst( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 39 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 speciesPersuasion : an annotated editionVirginia 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
Beer, Dame Gillian

Beer, Dame Gillian 1935-

Gillian Beer British literary critic and academic

Gillian Beer crítica lliteraria británica

جيليان بير ناقدة أدبية من المملكة المتحدة

베어, 댐 질리안 1935-

베어, 질리안 1935-

비어, 길리언 1935-

비어, 질리언 1935-

ビア, ギリアン

ビア, ジリアン