Eva Urban


eva.urban [at] univ-rennes2.fr (eva[dot]urban[at]univ-rennes2[dot]fr)

e.urban [at] qub.ac.uk (e[dot]urban[at]qub[dot]ac[dot]uk)

Fonctions et responsabilités

Dr Eva Urban-Devereux

EUR CAPS Professeure Invitée

Visiting Professor

Ecole Universitaire de Recherche CAPS

Chaire Internationale en Humanités et en Sciences Sociales


Anglophonie: communautés et écritures (ACE)


Centre d'Etudes des Langues, Territoires et Identités Culturelles-

Bretagne et Langues Minoritaires (CELTIC-BLM)


The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute

for Global Peace, Security and Justice

Queen's University Belfast


Life Member, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge




Ouvrages (Monographies)


Eva Urban. Remorse Drama and Celtic Romanticism: Staging Conflict and Cosmopolitanism since the Scottish Enlightenment. Monographie en préparation.

Eva Urban. La Philosophie des Lumières dans le Théâtre Breton: Tradition et Influences. Rennes: TIR Université Rennes 2, 2019. 108 p.

Eva Urban. Community Politics and the Peace Process in Contemporary Northern Irish Drama. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2011. 303 p.


Articles dans des revues internationales à comité de lecture et chapitres d'ouvrages à comité de lecture


Eva Urban. 'In Justice: Performing Activism against Racism online in Northern Ireland'. In Expressions of Intersectional Justice in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Film and Theatre. Ed. Maha Alatawi and Eamonn Jordan. Forthcoming: Oxford: Peter Lang, 2023.

Eva Urban. 'La companie nord-irlandaise Kabosh: Les marges et le centre'. Scènes britanniques et irlandaises contemporaines, Théâtre Public, 241 Octobre 2021, 47-51.

Eva Urban. 'Shared Futures or a Rerun of the 1930s? Community, Trauma, and Reification in The People of Gallagher Street and Planet Belfast. In Northern Ireland after the Good Friday Agreement: Building a Shared Future from a Troubled Past? Ed. Lesley Lelourec and Grainne O'Keeffe-Vigneron. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2021. pp. 151-172.

Eva Urban. 'Spectres of Fiction: New Political Contexts for the Playboy of the Western World'. Etudes Irlandaises, 45-1 2020, 103-117.

Eva Urban. 'Fractured Liminality in Kabosh's Green and Blue and Lives in Translation. In New Cartographies, Nomadic Methodologies: Contemporary Arts, Culture and Politics in Ireland. Ed. Anne Goarzin and Maria Parsons. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2020. pp. 127-144.

FitzGerald, Urban, Jenkinson, Grant, Maguire. 'Human Rights and Theatre Practice in Northern Ireland: A Round-table Discussion', NTQ (Cambridge University Press) Vol 36 Issue 4 November 2020. 279-291. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/new-theatre-quarterly/article/abs/human-rights-and-theatre-practice-in-northern-ireland-a-roundtable-discussion/7F8EAB6C243A9DE15080033D67886B70

Eva Urban. 'Multilingual Theatre in Brittany: Celtic Enlightenment and Cosmopolitanism'. NTQ (Cambridge University Press), Vol 34, August 2018. 283-297. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/new-theatre-quarterly/article/multilingual-theatre-in-brittany-celtic-enlightenment-and-cosmopolitanism/A8C79C4AAE9AB0669DD01C5DDEA98CFA

Eva Urban. 'Intercultural Arrivals and Encounters with Trauma in Contemporary Irish Drama'. The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance. Ed. Eamonn Jordan and Eric Weitz. Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. pp. 555-574.

Eva Urban and Joseph Long (eds). Hélène Cixous. 'Humanity doesn't exist yet. Democracy as a kind of prophecy'. A Roundtable Discussion with Hélène Cixous. NTQ, Vol. 33 August 2017. pp. 203-215.

Eva Urban. 'Reification and Modern Drama: An Analysis, a Critique, and a Manifesto', NTQ, Vol 32, August 2016, 256-268. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/new-theatre-quarterly/article/reification-and-modern-drama-an-analysis-a-critique-and-a-manifesto/B9533A5D4CA5000AF8481E7F45E9BC07

Eva Urban. ' "The rest is all but leather or prunella": Political Protest in poetic songs from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland and England'. In Bretagne/Irlande: quelles relations? Brittany/Ireland: what relations?. Ed. Yann Bévant, Laurent Daniel. Brest: CRBC, 2016. pp. 197-210.

Eva Urban. 'Actors in the Same Tragedy': Bertrand Russell, Humanism, and The Conquest of Happiness'. NTQ, Vol 31 November 2015. 343-358. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/new-theatre-quarterly/article/actors-in-the-same-tragedy-bertrand-russell-humanism-and-the-conquest-of-happiness/F3665B339C34590F41D2AB57E461D8A6

Eva Urban. 'Acts of justice in Ireland: Social Utopia and Natural Law in a deconstructive staging of Tennyson's The Foresters: Robin Hood and Maid Marian.' In New Critical Perspectives in Franco-Irish Relations. Ed. Anne Goarzin. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2015. pp. 109-126.

Eva Urban. 'Lessing's Nathan the Wise: From the Enlightenment to the Berliner Ensemble.' NTQ, Vol. May 2014. 183-196. https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/new-theatre-quarterly/article/abs/lessings-nathan-the-wise-from-the-enlightenment-to-the-berliner-ensemble/AC667EDCFBE83F6D853DAA10F852CC39

Eva Urban. Northern Irish Drama. Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature. Ed. Andrew Hadfield. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 29 p.

Eva Urban. 'Identité de l'Ulster forgée dans les tranchées: Regarde les fils de l'Ulster marchant vers la Somme de Frank McGuinness.' In La France et L'Irlande: Destins Croisées. Ed. Catherine Maignant. Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2013. pp. 163-178.

Eva Urban. 'The condition of female laundry workers in Ireland 1922-1996: A case of labour camps on trial.' Etudes Irlandaises, 37.2. Autumn/Winter 2012. 49-46.

Eva Urban. Post-war Irish Drama. Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Drama. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012. 51 p. 

Eva Urban. 'Staging the Peace Process in Contemporary Northern Irish Drama: Dave Duggan's play AH6905.' 'EncenandoO Processo De Paz No TeatroContemporâneo Da Irlanda Do Norte A Obra AH6905 de Dave Duggan.' Transl. by Isabel Canhoro. Caleidoscópio, Perspectivas interdisciplinares da Comunicação, 2008. No. 8, Edições Universitárias Lusófonas, 2008. pp. 85-92.

Eva Urban. 'The Performance of Power in Convictions.' Etudes Irlandaises. 32.2 Autumn 2007. 173-183.


Critiques de Livres


Eva Urban. 'Tom Maguire, The Theatre of Marie Jones.' Book review, NTQ, Vol. 32 November 2016. 396-397.

Eva Urban. 'Eugene McNulty: The Ulster Literary Theatre and the Northern Revival.' Book review. Irish Studies Review, 17 (1) 2009. 115-133.