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Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return

Editors: Sanna, Antonio (Ed.)

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  • The first book-length study of the third season of the cult program that changed the face of television in the early 1990s
  • Offers and interdisciplinary, in-depth and erudite introduction to a study of Twin Peaks: The Return
  • Written with scholars of Television Studies, Film Studies, Popular Cultural Studies, Philosophy, and Surrealism Studies readers alike; as well as fans of the series and David Lynch's work
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This edited collection offers an interdisciplinary study of Twin Peaks: The Return, the third season of a TV program that has attracted the attention (and appreciation) of spectators, fans, and critics for over two decades. The book takes readers into several distinct areas and addresses the different approaches and the range of topics invited by the multidimensionality of the subject itself: the philosophical, the artistic, the socio-cultural, and the personal. The eighteen chapters constituting the volume are academic in their approach to the subject and in their methodology, whether they apply a historical, psychoanalytical, film studies, or gender studies perspective to the text under examination.

The variety and range of perspectives in these aforementioned chapters reflect the belief that a study of the full complexity of Twin Peaks: The Return, as well as a timely assessment of the critical importance of the program, requires both an interdisciplinary perspective and the fusion of different intellectual approaches across genres. The chapters demonstrate a collective awareness of the TV series as a fundamental milestone in contemporary culture.

About the authors

Antonio Sanna completed his PhD at the University of Westminster, UK. He has published over sixty essays and reviews in international journals and in a variety of edited collections. He is co-editor (with Adam Barkman) of A Critical Companion to Tim Burton (2017) and A Critical Companion to James Cameron (2018), and editor of Pirates in History and Popular Culture (2018).

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Entering the World of Twin Peaks

    Sanna, Antonio

    Pages 3-21

  • Is It Happening Again? Twin Peaks and ‘The Return’ of History

    Ellis, Matthew (et al.)

    Pages 23-36

  • Extraterrestrial Intelligences in the Atomic Age: Exploring the Rhetorical Function of Aliens and the ‘Alien’ in the Twin Peaks Universe

    Lowry, Elizabeth

    Pages 37-51

  • Lucy Finally Understands How Cellphones Work: Ambiguous Digital Technologies in Twin Peaks: The Return and Its Fan Communities

    Fallis, Jeffrey (et al.)

    Pages 53-68

  • ‘The Owls Are Not What They Meme’: Making Sense of Twin Peaks with Internet Memes

    Cherry, Brigid

    Pages 69-84

Buy this book

eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04798-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-04797-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return
Editors
  • Antonio Sanna
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-04798-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04798-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-04797-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 302
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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