Rio Matchett

Thesis Title: 'Editing the Little Review: Queers, Cartoons, Conflict and Conversation'.


Supervisor: Professor Sandeep Parmar

Research Interests: Rio’s PhD research bridges the fields of modernism, periodical studies, and feminist/queer theory. She serves on the committee for the European Society of Periodical Studies, and the organising committee of the Queer Modernism(s) Conference, most recently held at the University of Oxford in April 2018, and due to take place again in April 2019. Rio is the Post Graduate Representative for the Department of English.

Publications: Rio has published reviews for the James Joyce Quarterly, Poetry Review, and the Journal of European Periodical Studies.

Conference papers/talks:

2018                                Queer Modernism(s) II: Intersectional Identities, University of Oxford, Paper Title: ''You are the buzz and I am the sting'; Butch and Femme editing of the Little Review'

2017                                 Editing the Twentieth Century, The British Library
Paper title: ‘The Reader Critic as Editorial Strategy’

2017                                6th International Conference of the European Society for Periodical Research,  IULM Milan
Paper title: ‘Ezra Pound and the Benefits of Creating Inter-Periodical Conflict’

2017                                Queer Modernisms Conference, Nottingham Trent University
Paper title: ‘Polyamory with Emma Goldman’

2016                                The Modernist Podcast, Invitation to be a panellist
Episode: Modernism, Women and Feminism

2016                                MA Commencement Address, Invitation to speak, University of Liverpool,  Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Teaching experience: Rio has taught for the University of Liverpool on the BA English degree, on modules including  Women Writers, Close Reading, Literature in Time, Modernist World, and British Writing from 1945, and on the MA English Modernist module.

Social media/blog: Twitter @riomatchett, Website