Matt Roberts first joined the Robert W. Woodruff Library as a Woodruff Fellow in 2010. Working with the Humanities team under the direction of Kim Collins, he enhanced marketing of core services to numerous departments such as Comparative Literature, French and Italian, German, and Philosophy.
Now the Subject Librarian for French and Italian Studies, Matt is also a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature where he is completing a dissertation on recent European theatre and performance entitled The Tears of Dionysus: the Aesthetics of Catastrophe in the Plays of Harold Pinter, Sarah Kane, and Howard Barker. He has presented papers on French literature, psychoanalysis, and philosophy at conferences such as the ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) and the MLA (Modern Language Association).
In addition to his scholarly work, Matt participates in the Atlanta theatre community and has worked with 7 Stages Koltès Project, Théâtre du Reve, and Working Title Playwrights.