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Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination

Connal Parr


This book approaches Ulster Protestantism through its theatrical and cultural intersection with politics, re-establishing a forgotten history and engaging with contemporary debates. Anchored by the perspectives of ten writers–some of whom have been notably active in political life—it uniquely examines tensions going on within. Through its exploration of class division and drama from the early twentieth century to the present, the book restores the progressive and Labour credentials of the community’s recent past along with its literary repercussions, both of which appear in recent decades to h ... More

Keywords: Culture, Ulster Protestantism, theatre, Irish History, Northern Ireland, Loyalism, social class, the Troubles, Labour movement, conflict resolution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198791591
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198791591.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Connal Parr, author
Vice Chancellor's Research Fellow in the Humanities, Northumbria University