THOMAS KRISTJANSEN

Thomas Kristjansen is a Masters Graduate from Aarhus University's English programme. His academic interests concern human cognition and psychology's shaping influences on how we construe and imagine the magical and supernatural, and how these structures are reflected in cultural trends, literature and the arts. While his primary research interest is the history and mechanisms of modern fantasy fiction, the intersections of fantasy fiction, religious belief, and cultural conceptions of the impossible and magical are all important to his work. Aside from literature, he has a strong interest in ludonarrative studies.  

 

Read the blog entry "Dragons of the Mind: How Our Brains Construe A Classic Monster" by Thomas Kristjansen here.