Virginie Privas-Bréauté has been teaching English at Lyon 3 University since 2002. In 2007, she completed a PhD thesis on the religious dimension of the 1969 Northern Irish Troubles as seen through the eyes of Belfast playwrights Stewart Parker and Anne Devlin. Since then she has tackled other subjects of Northern Irish drama such as the language of music in Christina Reid’s Tea in a China Cup (1989) or the innocence of youth in Owen McCafferty’s Mojo Mickybo (1998).