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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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