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Dr Julia C Sutton-Mattocks


  • BS8 1TE


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Research interests

My research interests can be summarised as the continuities between late nineteenth-century culture and the interwar period; transnational European Modernism and the Avant-garde; interactions between narratives of the body (and/or body politic) and the arts; and interactions between different art forms, especially between literature, cinema and art.

My Ph.D. research, which was funded by the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership, examined portrayals of medicine in Czech- and Russian-language literature and cinema of the 1920s and early 1930s. It looked particularly at the role of medicine in the post-First World War and post-Revolution project of regeneration, and its connections with the perceived degeneration of the fin de siècle. The project focused on four particularly prevalent medical themes in the literature and cinema of the interwar period: syphilis, nervous illness, surgery, and the medicalisation of childbirth. While the focus of the thesis was on Russian and Czech interwar literature and cinema, my research took in nineteenth-century Decadence, Naturalism and Realism as well as many different manifestations of Modernism and the Avant-garde.

In the 2020–21 academic year, I am convening an introductory first-year unit on Russian literature, teaching Russian to English translation at first-year, second-year and Masters level, and also contributing to two team-taught undergraduate cultural modules: 'Hedgehogs & Foxes' (nineteenth-century Russian literature) and 'Woman & Nation'.

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Research Output

Mona (extract)

Bellová, B. & Sutton-Mattocks, J. C. (Translator), 2020, CzechLit.

Research output: Other contribution

Open Access

‘Technologies of Mind and Body in the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc’: Conference Review

Sutton-Mattocks, J. C., 19 Jun 2019, The Polyphony: Conversations Across the Medical Humanities.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review (Specialist Publication)

Open Access
  • Prizes

    AHRC PhD Studentship

    Sutton-Mattocks, Julia C (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

    Dean's List (SSEES)

    Sutton-Mattocks, Julia C (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    • 3 Membership of external research organisation
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Other

    Jury Member - Susanna Roth Translation Award (Czech–English Section)

    Julia C Sutton-Mattocks (Reviewer)


    Activity: Other activity typesOther

    Question: Essays & Art from the Humanities (Journal)

    Julia C Sutton-Mattocks (Editorial board member)


    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies (External organisation)

    Julia C Sutton-Mattocks (Member)

    2016 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation

    Supervised Work

    Towards a 'Healthy Modernity'?: Medicine and Medical Practice in Interwar Russian and Czech Literature and Cinema

    Author: Sutton-Mattocks, J., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Chitnis, R. (Supervisor) & Maguire, M. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)