Dr Donatella Maraschin

Donatella Maraschin

Senior Lecturer, BA Journalism

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With a long-standing career in the media industries as a documentary producer, documentary script advisor and as deputy editor for an innovative print magazine, Dr Donatella Maraschin completed her doctoral research on the work of Italian writer and film director Pier Paolo Pasolini at the University of Reading.

After she joined London South Bank University her experience as a media practitioner and her research interest in factual storytelling and in journalism came together when she led the conception and foundation of the degree Multimedia Journalism. Since then Donatella has promoted the development of the current undergraduate provision in journalism at London South Bank University and has co-written the recently validated full-time Masters programme.

Donatella's current research addresses the latest developments in digital journalism, with a particular interest in the immersive narrative strategies found in long-form digital journalistic formats and their influence on the formation and understanding of networked subjectivity. She is also researching the effects that intermediality and media expansion, which distinguish the digital narrative, have on on-line journalistic aesthetic.

BA Journalism

Dr Donatella Maraschin's recent research in digital journalism focuses on digital storytelling. She is currently involved in the early stages of collaborative research projects aimed at establishing transdisciplinary links between journalism, the digital arts, computer games and visual anthropology as well as at encouraging new understandings of the development of storytelling on the digital platform. 

She has also published on the intersections between mainstream cinema and the practice and concerns of Visual Anthropology, with particular interest in the most recent theorisations of the 'Anthropology of the Senses'. Her publications include articles on the work of Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini available in several academic journals and her recent book Pasolini: Cinema e Antropologia [Pasolini: Cinema and Anthropology], published in 2014 for the prestigious Italian Series of Peter Lang.

Donatella has also presented at several international conferences including: the "IMAGEing Reality: Representing the Real in Film, Television and New Media" Conference (2009), University of Navarra; the "Framing Crisis and Re-birth in Italian Cinema" Conference (2010), University of Warwick; AAIS Conference (2011), University of Pittsburgh; the "Visible Evidence" Conference (2011),New York University; the "Reality or Fiction?" (2008) and "Figurations of Intermediality" (2014) International Cinema and Media Studies Conferences, both organised by the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania.

Most recent publications

Maraschin, D and Himonides, E and Moors, T Electro Music with Alaryngeal Voices: a pilot study. In:

Maraschin, D and Nasini, P Filmmaker and the Milanese Independent Cinema of the 1980s and 1990s. In: Independent Italian Cinema. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Vancouver, Canada,

Maraschin, D and Scafe, S Re-mapping women's testimonies into networked subjectivities: The Quipu Project. In: Gender and Race Matter: Global Perspectives on Being a Woman. Emerald Group Publishing, pp. 171-192. ISBN 978-1-78635-037-4 DOI 10.1108/S1529-212620160000021010

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