Return to Twin Peaks

New Approaches to Materiality, Theory, and Genre on Television

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

  • Offers new critical considerations and approaches to the Twin Peaks series, as well as reflections on its significance and legacy
  • Analyzes the ways in which readers and viewers endow texts with meaning in light of historically situated and culturally shared emphases and interpretive strategies
  • Showcases the ways in which new theoretical paradigms can reinvigorate and enrich understanding of what Twin Peaks was and what it has become since it went off the air in 1991
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About this book

Return to Twin Peaks offers new critical considerations and approaches to the Twin Peaks series, as well as reflections on its significance and legacy. With texts that analyze the ways in which readers and viewers endow texts with meaning in light of historically situated and culturally shared emphases and interpretive strategies, this volume showcases the ways in which new theoretical paradigms 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 is Professor of Language and Literature in the Department of English at Central Michigan University, USA. He is the author, editor, or co-editor of 19 books, including The Works of Tim Burton: From Margins to Mainstream (Palgrave, 2013). He is an associate editor of the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.

Catherine Spooner
is Reader in Literature and Culture at Lancaster University, UK. She is the author, editor, or co-editor of numerous books, including Monstrous Media/Spectral Subjects: Imaging Gothic from the Nineteenth Century to the Present (2015). Since 2013, she has been the co-president of the International Gothic Association.

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 $24.99
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 $84.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56384-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-57140-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Online orders shipping within 2-3 days.
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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
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-57140-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 262
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations
Topics