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Essays On Air: Journeys to the underworld – Greek myth, film and American anxiety

A central convention of Greek mythological narratives is katabasis, the hero’s journey to the underworld or land of the dead – and it’s a theme modern directors return to again and again.

The Conversation

That’s what we’re exploring today on our first episode of Essays On Air, a new podcast from The Conversation.

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