This is my exact question. Don’t forget T.S. Eliot. He also mentioned discussing fantasy as a genre as well as the current dystopian teen fiction trend. I’d also like to hear about how the rise of the antihero fits into mythology. I guess in many ways, Odysseus is about as antihero as someone can get. And finally what would a discussion on contemporary mythology be without Star Wars and Game of Thrones!!!
An interesting line of thought would be the rise of internet fan fiction and the large scale rejection of the Star Wars Prequels by many long time fans. I personally do not regard them as “canon” but simply high budget “fan fiction.”