Category Archives: Encountering the Supernatural

Marie de France and Everyday Mysteries

Part II in a series on fictional characters encountering the supernatural. When I started to think about literary characters reacting to the supernatural, one group of stories came to mind that you wouldn’t find in the Fantasy section of your local bookstore. Marie de France wrote her lais, short narrative poems, in the twelfth century. […]

How Can This Be?

This post is the first in a planned series on how characters in fiction confront and come to believe in the supernatural. It’s a situation that comes up regularly in certain types of fantasy. Characters from the real world encounter a hidden reality, enter an unknown world, or confront elements of the supernatural that others […]