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Dr Niall Oddy

College Mentor of St Mary's College

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Research Interests

  • French Renaissance literature and culture
  • History of the idea of Europe
  • Student and researcher development
  • Academic writing

Selected Publications

Chapter in book

  • Oddy, Niall (2019). Conflicts of Meaning: the Word Europe in Sixteenth-Century French Writing. In Contesting Europe: Comparative Perspectives on Early Modern Discourses on Europe, 1400-1800. Detering, Nicolas, Marsico, Clementina & Walser-Burgler, Isabella Brill. 174-190.

Journal Article

  • Oddy, Niall (2019). Crusade or cooperation? Savary de Brèves’s treatises on the Ottoman Empire. The Seventeenth Century 34(2): 143-157.

Doctoral Thesis

  • Oddy, Niall (2017). 'Europe' in Renaissance France: The word, its uses and contexts (c.1540-1620). PhD.

Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Oddy, Niall (2017). Disagreements on what Europe means go back to the 16th century. The Conversation

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