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Research Output

2021

A Critical Study of Hugh Miller's Old Red Sandstone, 1838-1920

O'Connor, R. J. & Taylor, M. A., Jun 2021, (Accepted/In press) Edinburgh: National Museums Scotland Publishing.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

2020

Dating the publication of Hugh Miller’s Testimony of the Rocks (1857)

Taylor, M., O'Connor, R. & Overstreet, L. K., 14 Apr 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Archives of Natural History.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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2019

Geology and paleontology

O'Connor, R. J., 14 Nov 2019, The Routledge Companion to Victorian Literature. Denisoff, D. & Schaffer, T. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 401-413 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2018

Putrid Fables and True Histories: Perceptions of Authenticity and the Management of Scepticism in Northern Humanist fornaldarsaga Scholarship

O'Connor, R. J., 2018, The Legendary Legacy: Transmission and Reception of the Fornaldarsögur Norðurlanda. Driscoll, M., Lavender, P., Hufnagel, S. & Stegmann, B. (eds.). University Press of Southern Denmark, (The Viking Collection; vol. 24).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2017

History and Fiction

O'Connor, R. J., 14 Feb 2017, The Routledge Companion to the Medieval Icelandic Saga. Jakobsson, A. & Jakobsson, S. (eds.). Routledge, p. 88-110 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Science for the General Reader

O'Connor, R., 23 May 2017, The Routledge Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Science. Holmes, J. & Ruston, S. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 155-171 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
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2016

Fabulous Content, Historical Purpose and Scribal Strategy in Irish and Icelandic Saga Narrative: Some Comparative Perspectives on the Colophon to the Book of Leinster Táin

O'Connor, R. J., 2016, Adapting Texts and Styles in a Celtic Context: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Processes of Literary Transfer in the Middle Ages . Harlos, A. & Harlos, N. (eds.). Munster, Germany: Nodus, p. 305-330 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Monsters of the Tribe: Berserk Fury, Shapeshifting and Social Dysfunction in Táin Bó Cúailnge, Egils saga and Hrólfs saga kraka

O'Connor, R. J., Nov 2016, Kings and warriors in early north-west Europe. Rekdal, J. E. & Doherty, C. (eds.). Dublin: Four Courts Press, p. 180-236 57 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2014

Bárðar saga between orality and literacy

O'Connor, R., 13 Dec 2014, Folklore in Old Norse: Old Norse in Folklore. Bek-Pedersen, K. & Sävborg, D. (eds.). Tartu: Tartu University Press, p. 139-169 31 p. (Nordistica Tartuensia; vol. 20).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Classical Literature and Learning in Medieval Irish Narrative

O'Connor, R. (ed.), 20 Nov 2014, Cambridge: D. S. Brewer. 254 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Irish narrative literature and the Classical tradition, 900-1300

O'Connor, R., 2014, Classical Literature and Learning in Medieval Irish Narrative. O'Connor, R. (ed.). D. S. Brewer, p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Was Classical imitation necessary for the writing of large-scale Irish sagas? Reflections on Táin Bó Cúailnge and the “Watchman Device”

O'Connor, R., 2014, Classical Literature and Learning in Medieval Irish Narrative. O'Connor, R. (ed.). D. S. Brewer, p. 165-195 31 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2013

Hyena-Hunting and Byron-Bashing in the Old North: William Buckland, Geological Verse and the Radical Threat

O'Connor, R. J., Oct 2013, Uncommon Contexts: Encounters between Science and Literature, 1800-1914. Marsden, B., Hutchison, H. & O'Connor, R. (eds.). London: Pickering & Chatto, p. 55-82 28 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Place of Myth in Modern Science: Some Theoretical Considerations

O'Connor, R. J., 1 Jul 2013, Science, Fables and Chimeras: Cultural Encounters. Rousillon-Constanty, L. & Murillo, P. (eds.). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press, p. 19-36 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2012
4 Citations (Scopus)

Victorian saurians: The linguistic prehistory of the modern dinosaur

O'Connor, R. J., Dec 2012, In : Journal of Victorian Culture. 17, 4, p. 492-504 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
2009

Facts and Fancies: The Geological Society of London and the Wider Public, 1807-1837

O'Connor, R., Aug 2009, The Making of the Geological Society of London. Lewis, C. L. E. & Knell, S. J. (eds.). Bath, UK: The Geological Society, Vol. 317. p. 331-340 10 p. (Geological Society special publication; vol. 317).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Citation (Scopus)

From the epic of Earth history to the evolutionary epic in nineteenth-century Britain

O'Connor, R., 2009, In : Journal of Victorian Culture. 14, 2, p. 207-223 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Citations (Scopus)

Reflections on popular science in Britain: genres, categories and historians

O'Connor, R., Jun 2009, In : Isis. 100, 2, p. 333-345 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

18 Citations (Scopus)
2008

Byron’s Afterlife and the Emancipation of Geology

O'Connor, R. J., 2008, Liberty and Poetic Licence: New Essays on Byron. Beatty, B., Tony Howe & Robinson, C. E. (eds.). Liverpool, UK: Liverpool University Press, p. 147-164 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Storytelling and the Otherworld in Togail Bruidne Da Derga

O'Connor, R. J., 2008, Approaches to Mythology and Religion in Celtic Studies. Bergholm, A. & Ritari, K. (eds.). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing , p. 54-67 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Truth and lies in the fornaldarsogur: the prologue to Gongu-Hrolfs saga

O'Connor, R. J., 2008, Fornaldarsagaerne: myter og virkelighed. Armann Jakobsson, Annette Lassen & Ney, A. (eds.). Copenhagen, Denmark: Museum Tusculanums Forlag, p. 361-378 18 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

19 Citations (Scopus)
2006

Interrogating genre in the fornaldarsogur (contribution to round-table discussion)

O'Connor, R. J., 2006, In : Viking and Medieval Scandinavia. 2, p. 291-293 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Kirkdale Cave and the poetry of William Buckland

O'Connor, R. J., 2006, Studies in Speleology, 14, p. 39-41 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Lyell, Charles

O'Connor, R. J., 2006, Europe 1789 to 1914, Encyclopedia of the Age of Industry and Empire. Merriman, J. & Winter, J. (eds.). Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, Vol. 3 of 5. p. 1401-1403 3 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Searching for the moral in Bruiden Meic Da Reo

O'Connor, R. J., 2006, In : Ériu. 56, p. 1-27 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The poetics of earth science: 'Romanticism' and the two cultures

O'Connor, R. J., 2006, In : Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 36, p. 607-617 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2005

History or fiction? Truth-claims and defensive narrators in Icelandic romance-sagas

O'Connor, R. J., 2005, In : Mediaeval Scandinavia. 15, p. 101-169 68 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003

Hugh Miller and geological spectacle

O'Connor, R. J., 2003, Celebrating the life and times of Hugh Miller: Scotland in the early nineteenth century. Borley, L. (ed.). Cromarty and Aberdeen: University of Aberdeen, Elphinstone Institute, p. 237-258 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Thomas Hawkins and geological spectacle

O'Connor, R. J., 2003, In : Proceedings of the Geologists' Association. 114, p. 227-241 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)
2002

Icelandic histories and romances

O'Connor, R. J., 2002, Stroud: Tempus . 160 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

2000

Not Drowning but Waving: The Sagas of Icelanders after the Golden Age

O'Connor, R. J., 2000, In : Quaestio. 1, p. 66-81 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stepmother Sagas: An Irish Analogue for Hjálmþérs saga ok Ölvérs

O'Connor, R. J., 2000, In : Scandinavian Studies. 72, 1, p. 1-48 49 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1999

Mammoths and Maggots: Byron and the Geology of Cuvier

O'Connor, R. J., 1999, In : Romanticism. 5, 1, p. 26-42 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle