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Dr Connal Parr


Department: Humanities

Connal's doctoral thesis on Ulster Protestant working class politics and culture since 1960 viewed political developments and recent history through the prism of dramatists and writers from this background. His current research builds on his expertise in Northern Ireland to comparatively explore how states such as South Africa, Spain, Chile and others deal with a divided and violent past. It illustrates how the arts and culture resonate with a transitional justice element, playing an active role in conflict transformation and peace-building across the world.


Politics PhD September 01 2013

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Paddy Devlin, the Labour Movement and the Catholic Community, Parr, C. 20 Jun 2018, The Contested Identities of Ulster Catholics, Springer
  • Ending the siege? David Ervine and the struggle for progressive Loyalism, Parr, C. 3 Apr 2018, In: Irish Political Studies
  • Something Happening Quietly: Owen McCafferty's Theatre of Truth and Reconciliation, Parr, C. 1 Nov 2017, In: Irish University Review
  • Inventing the Myth, Parr, C. 3 Aug 2017
  • Cultural Responses to and the Legacies of Sunningdale, Parr, C. 3 Mar 2017, Sunningdale, the Ulster Workers' Council Strike and the Struggle for Democracy in Northern Ireland, Manchester, Manchester University Press
  • Etcetera Theatre Company: An Exercise in Ulster Loyalist Storytelling, Parr, C. 15 Dec 2016, In: New Hibernia Review
  • Definitively Other: Seamus Heaney and Ulster Protestantism, Parr, C. 1 Feb 2015, In: The Irish Review
  • An Identity Pieced Together: Northern Irish Protestantism and the Drama of Ron Hutchinson, Parr, C. 2015, In: Canadian Journal of Irish Studies
  • The Pens of the Defeated: John Hewitt, Sam Thompson and the Northern Ireland Labour Party, Parr, C. 1 Jun 2014, In: Irish Studies Review


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