Posts Tagged ‘Literature’

  1. Feathers and Feminism: An Interview with Arielle K. Harris


    September 26, 2016 by Unsettling Wonder

    Our imaginations are easily caught up in new interpretations of these familiar stories, and it’s likely we’ll never stop reusing those tropes while we still retain them in our cultural memories. Join us in an interview with author Arielle K. Harris.

  2. Winter is Not Coming: A Conversation with Kate Wolford


    November 22, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    We sat down with Kate Wolford for a long-distance discussion about—well, about the weather, and how it shapes the stories we tell.

  3. Folktales: Three Monsters


    November 15, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    It’s another grim and heartbreaking day in the world. We’ve had too many of these lately, and Friday 13 seems particularly bitter and bitterly pointless. Other, better, more eloquent writers can tell you what’s happening, and give some shape to the numb weariness that overtakes us. Today, we want to celebrate life as usual, the ordinary everyday, boring days when nothing remarkable happens and good days when something hilarious happens.

  4. A Scots Halloween


    October 31, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    In honour of the season, here for your reading enjoyment is an eerie Scots ballad by George MacDonald.

  5. The Light-Giving Tree


    September 5, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    As I was working on research for something else entirely, I stumbled upon a collection of Monguor folktales, collected from …
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  6. The Golden Goose


    August 21, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    There may be as many kinds of storyteller are there are stories.

  7. The Bones Sang


    August 7, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    Every day at 5.30 p.m., just outside the university campus where I live, someone blows up a mountain.

  8. R.I.P. Sir Terry Pratchett


    March 16, 2015 by Unsettling Wonder

    Some thoughts on the passing of Sir Terry Pratchett.

  9. ‘Goblin Market’ as Coal-Mine Canary


    August 29, 2013 by Poetry Editor

    That the perusal of long, narrative poems is too rare in this day and age is a complaint likely to …
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  10. Speaking Lightly


    August 15, 2013 by Unsettling Wonder

    A conversation with Daniel Gabelman Editor’s Note: Every now and then you discover a truly unique thinker, with the audacity …
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We craft and tell stories because we’ve stood on the uncertain edge between the waking world and our imagination, between enchantment and fear. And we remember other stories that help us build our own stories, scraps of lumber and fragments of narrative we gather together to make stories for ourselves.


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