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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 2019-20 academic year, I am convening introductory first-year units on Russian literature, and Czech history and culture. I teach Russian to English translation from first-year undergraduate through to MA-level, and also contribute to team-taught modules on nineteenth-century Russian literature ('Hedgehogs & Foxes') and Russian culture ('Understanding Russia'). I supervise undergraduate independent study and MA Translation dissertation students (both Russian and Czech to English).

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Research Output

  • 3 Conference Paper
  • 1 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Editorial (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Book/Film/Article review (Specialist Publication)

Introduction: Frontiers

Romanzi, A. & Sutton-Mattocks, J., 3 Jun 2019, In : Question: Essays & Art from the Humanities. 3, p. 5-6 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial (Academic Journal)

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

Surgery, Psychiatry and Syphilis: Medical Scenarios in Interwar Czech Literature and Cinema

Sutton-Mattocks, J. C., 2018, (Unpublished).

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference Paper


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

BASEES Forum for Czech and Slovak Studies in the U.K. (External organisation)

Julia C Sutton-Mattocks (Member)

2016 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of external research organisation


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)