Every Social Science print & eBook is 40% off! Stock up today >>

Return to Twin Peaks

New Approaches to Materiality, Theory, and Genre on Television

Editors: Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew, Spooner, Catherine (Eds.)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55695-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56384-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

This volume showcases the ways in which new theoretical paradigms and cultural emphases can reinvigorate and enrich understanding of what Twin Peaks was and what it has become since it went off the air in 1991.

About the authors

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan University, USA Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University, UK David Lavery, Middle Tennessee State University, USA Martha P. Nochimson, Mercy College, USA Sherryl Vint, University of California at Riverside, USA Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Éric Savoy, Université of Montréal, Canada Todd McGowan, University of Vermont, USA J. P. Telotte, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA Stacey Abbott, University of Roehampton, UK Matt Hills, Aberystwyth University, UK Lorna Jowett, University of Northampton, UK Linnie Blake, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Reviews

"This is a superb collection of essays on Twin Peaks. Editors Weinstock and Spooner have assembled an array of top-notch scholars, who address the series from a wide range of critical perspectives - from ecocriticism to psychoanalysis to 'thing theory' to fan studies. The chapters play off one another brilliantly, offering a fitting collective tribute to David Lynch's mesmerizing TV masterpiece on the occasion of its twenty-fifth anniversary." - Rob Latham, editor of The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

"A quarter-century since its first broadcast, Twin Peaks remains an enigma. But now Weinstock and Spooner have brought together the world's experts on the series, and their discussions of the acting, matter, props, style, psychology, and cultural resonance of Twin Peaks finally lift the veil on the mythical scope of David Lynch and Mark Frost's groundbreaking creation, its legacy and its future. Read this book before you watch the re-boot!" - Ernest Mathijs, Centre for Cinema Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada

"With Twin Peaks set for a much awaited return to the screens, this collection provides a much needed set of fresh perspectives on the ground-breaking show, featuring textual, industrial, theoretical, and reception-based analyses that shed new light on a cult classic. Highly recommended for both students and researchers, this is an invaluable guide to further understanding the intricacies and enigmas of Lynch and Frost's creation." -

Jamie Sexton, Senior Lecturer, Film and Television Studies, Northumbria University, UK


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: “It is Happening Again”: New Reflections on Twin Peaks

    Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew

    Pages 1-25

  • Wondrous and Strange: The Matter of Twin Peaks

    Weinstock, Jeffrey Andrew

    Pages 29-46

  • Substance Abuse: Special Agent Dale Cooper, “What’s the Matter?”

    Nochimson, Martha P.

    Pages 47-69

  • “The Owls Are Not What They Seem”: Animals and Nature in Twin Peaks

    Vint, Sherryl

    Pages 71-86

  • “That Cherry Pie is Worth a Stop”: Food and Spaces of Consumption in Twin Peaks

    Piatti-Farnell, Lorna

    Pages 87-104

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55695-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56384-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Loading...

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Return to Twin Peaks
Book Subtitle
New Approaches to Materiality, Theory, and Genre on Television
Editors
  • Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
  • Catherine Spooner
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55695-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-137-55695-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56384-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 262
Topics