Pop Culture & Literacy

Incredible Hubris

What does a family-friendly animated superhero adventure teach us about excess pride and catharsis? This video lecture helps explain.

The Continuing Allure of Greek Tragedy

In this collaboration with TEDed, we discuss a medieval Scottish king, a caped crusader, an accidentally patricidal and incestuous Greek king, and a meth-peddling high school chemistry teacher to help understand why we still like Greek Tragedy.

Coming soon:

Holy Ides of March, Batman! - Greek Tragedy and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight

Plato's Allegory of... The Lego Movie?

Existentialism and Toy Story