From the very beginning of his existence, human being has been fed with supernatural/preternatural narratives such as tales, myths, legends, epics and has handed them down to the novels as a narrative tool of our times due to the various social, political, economic, religious changes/transitions experienced over the course of time. The reasons behind the desire to turn to imaginary by running away/escaping from reality is one of the main issues that psychology/psychiatry should address. Because human being is a part of his own time/society. His tendencies, choices serve as mirror that reveals many positive or negative characteristics of the era. In this study, psychological/psychiatric reasons at the core of the writing and reading of these highly appealing supernatural/preternatural novels are introduced with an interdisciplinary approach.
Supernatural/preternatural novels, psychopathology, psychology, psychiatry.
|Author :||Nuran ÖZLÜK|
|Number of pages:||208-214|