Early Career Fellow (Institute of Advanced Study)
Richard is an Early Career Fellow at the University of Warwick’s Institute of Advanced Study, and teaches in the Department of Film and Television Studies. Richard recently completed his PhD in Film and Television Studies at Warwick, where he previously gained his MA (for Research); he also holds degrees in History from the Universities of Birmingham (MA) and Worcester (BA). Richard’s doctoral research, ‘Queer Domesticities in British Situation Comedies’, explored a queer seam at the heart of British prime-time television during the 1960s and 1970s, manifest in both the form and content of situation comedy. More broadly, Richard’s research interests lie at the intersection of British film and television histories, and queer studies, and he is currently developing post-doctoral research on British light entertainment television.
Richard is co-founder of the Queer Television Reading GroupLink opens in a new window and a member of the Centre for Television HistoriesLink opens in a new window, both based in the Department of Film and Television Studies at Warwick.
Queer Domesticities in British Situation Comedies
Richard's research is supervised by Professor Rachel MoseleyLink opens in a new window and Professor Karl SchoonoverLink opens in a new window, and is funded by the Department of Film and Television Studies at Warwick.
- 'Domesticity and masculinity in Some Mothers Do 'ave 'em', Journal of Popular Television, 8:3 (2020), 327–347.
- Review of The Early Years of Television and the BBC by Jamie MedhurstLink opens in a new window, Twentieth Century British History, 34 (2023)
- Review of Heroes in Contemporary British Culture: Television Drama and Reflections of a Nation in Change by Barbara Korte and Nicole FalkenhaynerLink opens in a new window, Critical Studies in Television, 17.2 (2022)
- 'Reinvigorating and Reinventing Stardom conference report'Link opens in a new window, blog post for Performance and Stardom. British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies: Special Interest Group (2019)
- ‘The Scold’s Bridle’, in A History of Women in 100 Objects, ed. by Maggie Andrews and Janis Lomas (Stroud: The History Press, 2018), pp. 59–61.
Carry On Conferencing; or, Carry On and/as historyLink opens in a new window, University of Warwick, 30 May 2024.
- 'PhD Roundtable' [participant], Critical Studies in Television Slow Conference 2021 (6 August 2021)
- ‘Queer domesticities in British situation comedies’, Department of Film and Television Studies [Digital] Research Day, University of Warwick (13 May 2020).
Richard has taught on a range of modules within the Department, including 'Film and Television Analysis', 'Film and Television Criticism', 'Television History and Criticism', 'Queer Screens', 'Hollywood Cinema: History, Theory, Industry', and 'Television History and Aesthetics'.
- PhD (Year 3+) representative/Chair – Department of Film and Television Studies Postgraduate Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) (2021-)
- Administrator – Centre for Television Histories (2020-)
- Co-organiser – Department of Film and Television Studies [Digital] Research Day, University of Warwick (13 May 2020).
- PhD (Year 1) representative/Chair – Department of Film and Television Studies Postgraduate Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) (2019-2020)
FI209/FI350 Television History and Criticism (Spring Term)
FI249 Hollywood Cinema: History, Theory, Industry (Spring Term)