Michael Karounos is an assistant professor of English at Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. He has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in Victorian literature and has published papers in Studies in English Literature, the Age of Johnson,The Robert Frost Review, and in Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries.
Michael reviews movies as a ministry to model one way for Christians to interpret film and teaches a course in film theory and criticism at the University. Favorite texts are Film Genre III by Barry Keith Grant which approaches film from various secular perspectives, and Myth & the Movies by Stuart Voytilla which interprets film from a mythic perspective. He tries to identify cultural prejudices in film because he has learned from the postmodernists that religion is ideology and ideology is religion, and believes it is necessary to point that out when prominently displayed.