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Richard Dhillon

About

I hold an MA for Research in Film and Television Studies (Warwick), an MA in Early Modern History (Birmingham), and a BA in History (Worcester). I began my PhD at Warwick in October 2019.

I am 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 and the Midlands Television Research GroupLink opens in a new window, all based in the Department of Film and Television Studies at Warwick.

My current research focuses on representations of domesticity in British situation comedies. More broadly, I am interested in British television history, queer television studies, television historiography, television’s material histories, and post-war British film comedy.

Research

Queer Domesticities in British Situation Comedies (1956-1984)

My 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.

Publications

Peer-reviewed

Book Reviews

Other

  • ‘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.
Conferences

'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).

Teaching

2022-2023 FI209/FI350 Television History and Criticism (Spring Term)

2021-2022 FI111 Film and Television Criticism (Spring Term)

2020-2021 FI210/FI353 Queer Screens (Spring Term)

I have also contributed to the MA module FI910 Television History and Aesthetics

Other roles
  • PhD (Year 3+) representative/Chair – Department of Film and Television Studies Postgraduate Student-Staff Liaison Committee (SSLC) (2021-)
  • Communications assistant – 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)