In which my knowledge of archaeology, ancient culture, religion, etc. is used for television geekery and not academic geekery.
Sadly, I didn’t really put that much effort into my “interview” with friend Pauline. I think there is lots of material in LOST which could be analyzed in terms of classical mythology & literary tropes. And then there is all that Egyptian material to go hog wild with!
Had I known my responses would be published verbatim, I might have tried to sound more erudite! Well, this probably is a good lesson in not taking myself too seriously.
The latest LOST thing which caught my attention is the lighthouse/panopticon. The fact that the original panopticon was invented by Jeremy Bentham–Locke’s Los Angeles alias after leaving the Island–has compelling ramifications for Locke’s role on the Island itself.