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Dame Gillian Beer FBA

About this Fellow

English Language and Literature

Website: http://literature.britishcouncil.org/gillian-beer

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus King Edward VII Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • King Edward VII Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge, 1994 - 2002
  • Emeritus King Edward VII Professor English Literature, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, 1994
  • Fellow, Girton College University of Cambridge, 1965 - 1994
  • President, Clare Hall University of Cambridge, 1994 - 2001

British Academy Appointments

  • Vice-President, 1994 - 1996
  • Member of Council, 1994 - 1997

Publications

Darwin's plots: evolutionary narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and 19th century fiction 1983

Open fields: science in cultural encounter 1996

Virginia Woolf: the common ground 1996

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor Robert S C Gordon

The cultural history, cinema, and literature of modern Italy; Holocaust literature (Primo Levi); postwar memory and culture of the Holocaust

Professor Judith Butler

Feminist and queer theory, focusing on gender, sexuality and the psychosocial formation of the subject, moral and social philosophy, literary theory, and 19th and 20th century European philosophy