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Literature, science, psychoanalysis, 1830-1970 : essays in honour of Gillian Beer

Author: Gillian Beer; Helen Small; Trudi Tate
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Bibliography
Bibliographie
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Named Person: Gillian Beer; Gillian Beer; Gillian Beer
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gillian Beer; Helen Small; Trudi Tate
ISBN: 0199266670 9780199266678
OCLC Number: 54529002
Description: vi, 255 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Darwin's 'second sun' : Alexander von Humbolt and the genesis of The Voyage of the Beagle / Nigel Leask --
'And if it be a pretty woman all the better' --Darwin and sexual selection / George Levine --
Ordering creation, or maybe not / Harriet Ritvo --
Chances are : Henry Buckle, Thomas Hardy, and the invididual at risk / Helen Small --
Psychology of childhood in Victorian literature and medicine / Sally Shuttleworth --
Freudian curiosity / Rachel Bowlby --
Freud's theory of metaphor : Beyond the Pleasure Principle, nineteenth-century science and figurative language / Suzanne Raitt --
On not being able to sleep / Jacqueline Rose --
'Brownie' Sharpe and the stuff of dreams / Mary Jacobus --
On not knowing why : memorializing the Light Brigade / Trudi Tate --
Sounds of the city : Virginia Woolf and modern noise / Kate Flint --
'Chloe liked Olivia' : the woman scientist, sex, and suffrage / Maroula Joannou --
Chemistry of truth and the literature of dystopia / Alison Winter --
Coming of age / E.F. Keller.
Responsibility: edited by Helen Small and Trudi Tate.
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