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Literature, science, psychoanalysis, 1830-1970 : essays in honour of Gillian Beer / edited by Helen Small and Trudi Tate.

  • Small, Helen.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003.

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vi, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Select bibliography of works by Gillian Beer": p. [245]-248.


Darwin's 'Second sun' : Alexander von Humboldt 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 individual at risk / Helen Small -- The psychology of childhood in Victorian literature and medicine / Sally Shuttleworth -- A 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 -- The chemistry of truth and the literature of dystopia / Alison Winter -- Coming of age / E.F. Keller.



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