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Anna Marchi

Adjunct professor

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Curriculum vitae

Research and teaching activity

Since 2011 Adjunct lecturer in English Language I, Department of Political Science, University of Bologna (Forlì campus). Since 2018 lecturer of Advanced English I and since 2019 of Advanced English II. In 2013/2014 lecturer of Analysis of Political Language (module2) for the Degree in Mass Media and Politics.

2017/18 and 2019/20 Lecturer of English for Journalism, Master in Journalism, University of Bologna.

2013 contract at the Center for Corpus Approaches to Social Sciences (CASS), Lancaster University (UK). Working on the representation of piracy and maritime security in documents from European institutions and member states.

2012 Researcher at Swansea University, working on the representation of the "special relationship" between the UK and the US during the cold war period.

2011 Lecturer, for University of Oregon, teaching a course on history, theory and practice of Italian journalism.

2009 Research assistant at the University of Siena. Working within the 6th framework EU project IntUne (“Integrated and United? A Quest for Citizenship in an Ever Closer Europe”).

2007 – 2008 Research assistant at Cardiff University, School of English, Communication and Philosophy

2005 – 2007 Research contract at the University of Siena (in relation to the IntUne project)

2005 Research contract at the University of Siena (in relation to the national project CorDis: Corpora and Discourse: A quantitative and qualitative linguistic analysis of political and media discourse on the conflict in Iraq in 2003).



PhD in English Linguistics

The Guardian on journalism. A corpus-assisted discourse study of self-reflexivity (Advisor: Paul Baker)

Universty of Texas at Austin, Austin -TX, USA – August 2003 - January 2004

Studying at the Graduate School of Journalism.

University of Siena, Siena, Italy – October 1996 - December 2002

Degree in Communication studies (mass media)

Thesis: Journalism after 9/11. The limitation of civil rights in the American liberal press.




Marchi, A. (2019) Self-reflexive Journalism: A Corpus Study of Journalistic Culture and Community in the Guardian. London/New York: Routledge.


Taylor C. and Marchi A. (2018) Corpus Approaches to Discourse: A Critical Review. London/New York: Routledge.

A. Duguid, A. Marchi, A. Partington and C. Taylor (2015) Gentle Obsessions: Literature, Linguistics and Learning: In Honour of John Morley. Siena: Artemide.


Marchi, A. (2018). Time boxes: epistemological, methodological and practical impact of diachronic segmentation. In C. Taylor and A. Marchi (eds.) Corpus Approaches to Discourse: A Critical Review. London: Routledge, pp. 174-196.

Marchi, A., Lorenzo-Dus, N. and Marsh S. (2017) Churchill’s inter-subjective special relationship: a corpus-assisted discourse approach. In S. Marsh and A. P. Dobson (eds.) Churchill’s special relationship: commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Fulton Iron Curtain speech. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Partington, A. and Marchi, A. (2015) Using corpora in discourse analysis. In D. Biber and R. Reppen (eds.) Cambridge Handbook of English Corpus Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Marchi, A. (2015) A corpus-assisted analysis of reported speech in news discourse. The case of civil liberties and the Patriot Act in the American quality press. In A. Duguid, A. Marchi, A. Partington and C. Taylor (eds.), pp. 99-120.

Marchi, A. and Partington, A. (2012) Does “Europe” have a common historical identity? In P. Bayley and G. Williams (eds.) European Identity: What the Media say. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Marchi, A. and Taylor, C. (2009) Who Was Fighting and Who/What Was Being Fought? Identifying the participants in UK and US reporting of the Iraq war. In G. Garzone and P. Catenaccio (eds.) Identities across Media and modes: Discursive Perspectives. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 259-87.

Marchi, A. and Taylor, C. (2009) Establishing the EU: The Representation of Europe in the Press in 1993 and 2005. In A. H. Jucker (ed.) Corpora Pragmatics and Discourse. Amsterdam: Rodopi, pp. 203-26.

Marchi, A. and Venuti, M. (2009) Mark up and the narrative structure of TV news. In L. Haarman and L. Lombardo (eds.) Evaluation and stance in television news: a linguistic analysis of American, British and Italian news reporting of the 2003 Iraqi war. London: Continuum, pp. 27-47.

Cirillo, L. Marchi, A. and Venuti, M. (2009) The making of the CorDis Corpus: compilation and mark-up. In J. Morley and P. Bayley (eds.) Wordings of War: Corpus-Assisted Discourse Studies on the Iraq War. London/New York: Routledge, pp. 13-33.


Marchi, A. and Marsh, S. (2016) Churchill, Fulton and the Anglo-American special relationship: setting the agenda? Journal of Transatlantic Studies 16(8): 1-18.

Germond, B., McEnery, T. and Marchi, A. (2016) The EU’s Comprehensive Approach as the Dominant Discourse: A Corpus-Linguistics Analysis of the EU’s Counter-Piracy Narrative. European Foreign Affairs Review.

Marchi, A. (2010) The ‘moral in the story’: a diachronic investigation of lexicalised morality in the UK press. Corpora. Volume 5, pp. 161-189.

Marchi, A. and Taylor, C. (2009) If on a Winter’s Night Two Researchers… A Challenge to Assumptions of Soundness of Interpretation. Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis across Disciplines 3(1): 1–20.


Cirillo, L. Marchi. A and Venuti, M. (2007) The CorDis Corpus: Mark-up and related issues. Proceedings from the Corpus Linguistics Conference Series Vol 2 No 1 Corpus Linguistics 2007.


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