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Moving Popular Culture Studies Scholarship into the Future
Lynnea Chapman King and Anna CohenMiller

Guest Editorial

“καλὸν ἀνθρωπίνου βίου κάτοπτρον”: Popular Culture as a Pedagogical Lens on Greco-Roman Antiquity
Kirsten Day and Benjamin Haller

Part I: Epic Reconsiderations

Wounds that Will Not Heal: Heroism and Innocence in Shane and the Iliad
Carl A. Rubino

O Homer, Where Art Thou?: Teaching the Iliad and the Odyssey through Popular Culture
Mallory Young

The Odyssey and its Odyssey in Contemporary Texts: Re-visions in Star Trek, The Time Traveler’s Wife, and The Penelopiad
Mary Economou Bailey Green

Part II: Reception and Re-narrations

Theseus Loses his Way: Viktor Pelevin’s Helmet of Horror and the Old Labyrinth for the New World
Alison Traweek

300 and Fellini-Satyricon: Film Theory in the Tertiary Classroom
Leanne Glass

Part III: Gender in Cinematic Narratives

The Labyrinth of Memory: Iphigeneia, Simonides, and Classical Models of Architecture as Mind in Chris Nolan’s Inception (2010)
Benjamin Haller

Ovid and Mel Gibson: Power, Vulnerability, and What Women Want
Geoff Bakewell

Experiments in Love: Longus’ Daphnis and Chloe and Henry de Vere Stacpoole’s The Blue Lagoon
Kirsten Day

Part IV: Reviews

Graphic Novel Review — The Adventures of Johnny Bunko: The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need
Robert G. Weiner

Video Game Review — Final Fantasy XIV: Level Up Forever
Brian Cowlishaw