Gillian Beer

Gillian  Beer

Gillian Beer is the University of Cambridge's King Edward VII Professor of English Literature Emerita. Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot, and Nineteenth-Century Fiction, as well as Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground, are among her works. She has edited popular editions of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, Jane Austen's Persuasion, and Lewis Carroll's Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense: Collected Poems. She was named Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1998.