Houman Sadri

Houman Sadri is an Associate Professor of English at the University of South-Eastern Norway. He specialises in English Literature and Popular Culture. His research has focused extensively on the continued impact and relevance of myth-based narrative frameworks on modern texts and media, with an emphasis on graphic novels, YA literature and film. He is the co-editor of Broken Mirrors: Representations of Apocalypses and Dystopias in Popular Culture (Routledge, 2019), and a member of the MAI editorial board.


Sadri reviews a new study of the parallels between newspaper comic strips created by and featuring women, and the feminist movement in the US.

Sadri ruminates and reflects on This One Sky Day, the magical and important new novel by Leone Ross, and discusses the work with the author.


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