NWU communication studies professor David Whitt has been selected to present this year's inaugural Faculty Scholarship Lecture.
His lecture, "Heroes, Gods, Cyborgs, and Man vs. Food: The Power of Myth in Popular Culture," begins at 3 p.m. in Olin B Lecture Hall. It is free and open to the public.
From the ancient temples of Greece, to the rainforests of South America, to the Native American plains, mythic stories of gods, goddesses, heroes and creatures are a vital and vibrant part of every culture. Over the past six years, Whitt has co-edited and contributed to two books on comparative mythology, with a third to complete a trilogy that will be released this spring.
In his presentation, Whitt will analyze myth in relation to the animated series Teen Titans and the reality TV show Man vs. Food.
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