Connal Parr: The Protestant Imagination

Date Saturday 08 June 2019
Time 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Price£8 | £6
VenueStrand Arts Centre
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Connal Parr: The Protestant Imagination


With special guest Dan Gordon

Protestant working-class communities are often accused of having 'no culture' other than the Orange Order and marching bands.

However, Connal Parr's book Inventing the Myth: Political Passions and the Ulster Protestant Imagination, shows an alternative culture emerging through a range of dramatists and writers from a Protestant working-class background, many of whom were involved in progressive causes and Labour politics.

Shortlisted for the Ewart-Biggs Literary Prize and the Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize, this elegantly-written book shatters a number of myths along the way and is sure to provoke debate and discussion for years to come.

Join us to hear Connal discuss the themes of politics and culture in Ireland, as they emerge through Ulster Protestantism


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