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Re-writing Protestant History in the novels of Glenn Patterson

Magennis, C 2015, 'Re-writing Protestant History in the novels of Glenn Patterson' , Irish Studies Review, 23 (3) , pp. 348-360.

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Abstract

This article considers the representation of the history of Belfast in Glenn Patterson's 2012 novel The Mill for Grinding Old People Young. It situates this novel within the context of Patterson's previous work and the history of the Northern Irish novel, as well as with the representation of maritime Belfast in the Titanic centenary year. This novel will be read as a recovery and rehabilitation of a Protestant history which could be problematic for Patterson, an avowedly liberal writer, but instead this context allows for an exploration of the uses of history in contemporary Northern Irish cultural and political discourse.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Memory, Text and Place
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Humanities, Languages & Social Sciences > Centre for English Literature and Language
Journal or Publication Title: Irish Studies Review
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0967-0882
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Caroline Magennis
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 11:27
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2015 11:16
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/33903

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