In my CD player

  • Philip Glass -

    Philip Glass: Etudes for piano
    Fantastic solo piano from the minimalist master the first release from his own label

  • Zehetmair Quartett: Robert Schumann String Quartet Nos 1 & 3
    The St Lawrence Qt version of Schumann's string quartets 1&3 was already one of my favourite CDs this one by Zehetmair Quartett just knocks me over. Supurb
  • Valery Gergiev: Berlioz Symphony Fantastique
    I some how passed over Berlioz for all these years this recording is teaching me to love him
  • Rene Jacobs -

    Rene Jacobs: Handel's Rinaldo
    Rene Jacob's new version of Rinaldo comes close to the perfect Handel opera on CD. His responsive period instrument orchestra and his gorgeous array of voices are mesmirising and beautifully in concert.

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Biography

I'm an academic, writer and journalist. I currently teach in the School of Journalism and Creative Writing at Wollongong University, a leading Australian regional university located 2 hours slouth of Sydney.

Until the begining of 2006 I was editor of Sydney Star Observer, Australia's oldest and largest circulation gay and lesbian weekly newspaper. I've written widely on gay and lesbian issues, art and architecture, music and journalism. I'm currenlty doing a Ph.D at the University of Technology Sydney.

My current primary research interest is in the mythical constructs used in news and feature reporting and the links between journalism and the wider sphere of popular culture. My Ph.D. is on apocalyptic narratives in news media and film in a post September 11 world.

MY BLOGS: My first blog is here possibleworlds My project blog on online learning and blogs in journalism and higher education is here blogsperiment My Ph.D research blog is here apocalyptics

MY WEBSITE marcusodonnell.com is my website which contains more information on my teaching and a regularly updated page with links to my published academic papers on myth, media and queer stuff.