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Steven Maras

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M257), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.01, Social Sciences Building, Perth campus

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 2 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
20092018
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Personal profile

Biography

Steven joined the Media and Communication program at UWA in 2015.

Since he began teaching in 1989 he has held senior positions at the University of Western Sydney (1995–2005) and the University of Sydney (2005–2015). He has been a visiting scholar at the Australian, Film, Television, and Radio School in 1998, the School of Cinema-Arts, University of Southern California in 2002, and at the School of Journalism, Fudan University, Shanghai in October-November 2012.

A graduate of Curtin University in Western Australia (1988), Steven studied Honours at Murdoch University, and received his PhD in Communication Studies from Murdoch University (1994).

Steven has strong interests in both teaching and research, and is a firm believer in the possibility of a productive dialogue between scholarly and intellectual work and media practice and industries.

In his research he brings a communications philosophical approach to understanding the complexity of media practice. Steven is open to inquiries regarding postgraduate supervision in any of his areas of key research, including media ethics, screenwriting, and communication theory.

Roles and responsibilities

Graduate Research Coordinator, School of Social Sciences
Honours Coordinator, Media and Communication
Discipline Chair, Media and Communication

Previous positions

Jan 2005-March 2015: University of Sydney
Jan 1995-Jan 2005: University of Western Sydney

Research

media and communication ethics and critical practice
screenwriting research
the relationship of theory and practice
theories of communication
the history of the field of media and communication studies.

Keywords

  • Media Ethics
  • Screenwriting
  • Journalism
  • Communication Theory
  • Media Studies
  • Screenwriting research
  • Objectivity in journalism

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

objectivity Social Sciences
journalist Social Sciences
minister Social Sciences
speaking Social Sciences
paradigm Social Sciences
communication Social Sciences
Screenwriting Arts & Humanities
interpersonal communication Social Sciences

Research Output 2009 2018

paradigm
communication
interpersonal communication
discourse
cultural studies

Towards a critique of universalism in screenwriting criticism

Maras, S. 1 Jun 2017 In : Journal of Screenwriting. 8, 2, p. 177–196 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Universalism
Criticism
Screenwriting
Cultural Context
Filmmaker

Where does the latest twist in the House of Hancock saga leave screenwriters?

Maras, S. 16 Mar 2017 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

Andrew Bolt and ACMA: should ‘hyperbole’ get in the way of accuracy?

Maras, S. 10 Aug 2016 The Conversation

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access

Ethics, Representations and Judgement

Maras, S. M. 2016 Ethics in Screenwriting: New Perspectives. S. M. (ed.). UK: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 231-257 27 p. (Palgrave Studies in Screenwriting)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)