Dr Richard Langley

Dr Richard Langley

Teaching Fellow in Film

Contact details

With an academic grounding in American and Canadian Studies, and professional experience of television and film production, I am interested in multidisciplinary approaches to teaching and research. In particular, I am keen to develop a fusion of theory and practise by way of a multifaceted audio-visual academia that can function as a versatile teaching tool, and as a mode of publication and public interaction.


  • BA in American and Canadian Studies
  • MPhil(B) in History, Film and Television
  • PhD in Hollywood Film and Universalisation.


Richard Langley did his first degree, in American and Canadian Studies, and both his MPhil and PhD at University of Birmingham, undertaking the latter part-time so that he could pursue other interesting career opportunities.

Consequently, Richard has had a broad-based work experience across the culture sector, in arts centres, museums, television development and video production. As well as his own experiments in the development of an audio-visual academia, Richard has worked in a range of freelance roles (camera, edit, production) and across a range of genres (sports, comedy, drama, current affairs).


  • Documentary Filmmaking
  • Hollywood Film
  • American Literature
  • American History
  • Course convenor for the MA in Film and Television: Research and Production

Postgraduate supervision

I am currently supervising several audio-visual dissertations of students on the Film and Television MA.

I am interested in working with students interested in Film production; documentary; digital media; audio-visual academia; social action filmmaking.

Find out more - our PhD Film Studies  page has information about doctoral research at the University of Birmingham.


I am in the early stages of developing a series of short-films, ’23 Short Stories About the Noösphere’, a long-term investigative project for a YouTube channel.

Other activities

To see some experiments in audio-visual academia have a look at my Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/user4899174/videos