We warmly congratulate CMS postdoctoral fellow Matthew Roby, who has recently accepted a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of English and Global Medieval Literatures at Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax, Nova Scotia!
Roby's research focuses primarily on gender, sex, and sexuality in Old Norse-Icelandic literature. He received his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2019, where his thesis examined Old Norse-Icelandic presentations of sex and sexuality during adolescence and old age, focusing particularly on how these transitional sexualities are portrayed in depictions of trolls and other paranormal entities. He has also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Iceland and as a stipendiary lecturer at the University of Oxford. His current research project explores the presentation of sexual consent and agency in the medieval Icelandic riddarasögur and broader European romance tradition. Matthew has also worked as a translator of modern Icelandic crime novels into English and is the host of a YouTube series about the medieval Icelandic family sagas for the Reykjavík Grapevine.
Three cheers to Matthew!