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Houman Sadri

Doctoral Student

Department of Languages &
Visiting address
Renströmsgatan 6
41256 Göteborg
Room number
Postal address
Box 200
40530 Göteborg

About Houman Sadri

PhD Viva took place on 15 September 2020.


Researcher and teacher in English Literature. My PhD thesis, Reconfiguring the Hero’s Journey: The Monomyth in Contemporary Popular Culture investigated the continued relevance of Joseph Campbell’s theoretical concept of the Monomyth, or ‘Hero’s Journey,’ and the ways in which this pattern has continued to informand augment literary and pop-cultural texts and narratives. The project took the form of a portfolio of articles, designed to encompass and utilise a variety of texts, forms and critical approaches, the better to reflect not only the diversity of popular cultureas a whole, but also the pervasive and encompassing nature of the Monomyth itself. Since the successful completion of my PhD I am working to expand upon several of the themes and findings of this project

Teaching etc.

I have taught at both Bachelor and Masters level, both at SPL and the Department of Cultural Sciences and have been an active participant in the Popular Culture research profile here at the Department of Languages and Literatures, as wellas co-hosting the department’s GotPop Popular Culture Podcast alongside docent Joe Trotta. I co-edited Broken Mirrors: Representations of Apocalypses in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2019), and am a member of the editorial board ofMai: Feminism and Visual Culture, a peer-reviewed journal ( ).