Critical Essays on Twin Peaks The Return

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.

Critical Essays on Twin Peaks  The Return

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.

Television Dramas and the Global Village

Fallis, J. & King, T. K. (2019). Lucy finally understands how cellphones work: Ambiguous digital technologies in Twin Peaks: The Return and its fan communities. In A. Sanna (Ed.), Critical essays on Twin ...

Television Dramas and the Global Village

This book analyzes the ways in which television dramas allow audiences to vicariously experience fantasy-indulging, escapism-satisfying, and reality-reckoning stories. Contributors discuss how our innate desire to tell human stories both binds us together and motivates us to persevere as a community on a global scale.

Film Reboots

Film Crit Hulk (2017), 'Twin Peaks recap: Just You and I', Vulture, 6 August, <https://www ... Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 149–68. Herbert, Daniel (2017), Film Remakes and Franchises, ...

Film Reboots

Through a set of vibrant case studies, this collection investigates rebooting as a practice that seeks to remake an entire film series or franchise, with ambitions that are at once respectful and revisionary.

Transmedia Directors

Timothy William Galow, 'From Lost Highway to Twin Peaks: Representations of Trauma and Transformation in Lynch's Late Works', in Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return, ed. Antonio Sanna (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), 217.

Transmedia Directors

Transmedia Directors focuses on artist-practitioners who work across media, platforms and disciplines, including film, television, music video, commercials and the internet. Working in the age of media convergence, today's em/impresarios project a distinctive style that points toward a new contemporary aesthetics. The media they engage with enrich their practices – through film and television (with its potential for world-building and sense of the past and future), music video (with its audiovisual aesthetics and rhythm), commercials (with their ability to project a message quickly) and the internet (with its refreshed concepts of audience and participation), to larger forms like restaurants and amusement parks (with their materiality alongside today's digital aesthetics). These directors encourage us to reassess concepts of authorship, assemblage, transmedia, audiovisual aesthetics and world-building. Providing a vital resource for scholars and practitioners, this collection weaves together insights about artist-practitioners' collaborative processes as well as strategies for composition, representation, subversion and resistance.

Exploring Imaginary Worlds

Analyzing the successful return of Twin Peaks means highlighting how its imaginary world became acutely twinned, ... in Twin Peaks: The Return and Its Fan Communities” in Antonio Sanna, editor, Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return, ...

Exploring Imaginary Worlds

From The Brothers Karamazov to Star Trek to Twin Peaks, this collection explores a variety of different imaginary worlds both historic and contemporary. Featuring contributions from an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, each essay looks at a particular imaginary world in-depth, and world-building issues associated with that world. Together, the essays explore the relationship between the worlds and the media in which they appear as they examine imaginary worlds in literature, television, film, computer games, and theatre, with many existing across multiple media simultaneously. The book argues that the media incarnation of a world affects world structure and poses unique obstacles to the act of world-building. The worlds discussed include Nazar, Barsetshire, Skotopogonievsk, the Vorkosigan Universe, Grover’s Corners, Gormenghast, Collinsport, Daventry, Dune, the Death Gate Cycle universe, Twin Peaks, and the Star Trek galaxy. A follow-up to Mark J. P. Wolf ’s field-defining book Building Imaginary Worlds, this collection will be of critical interest to students and scholars of popular culture, subcreation studies, transmedia studies, literature, and beyond.

Screening American Nostalgia

warping of realities and home in The Return around the television screen: “We actually have the television that ... in the Box: The Production of Surreal Space and the Alienated Body,” in Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return, ed.

Screening American Nostalgia

This book examines American screen culture and its power to create and sustain values. Looking specifically at the ways in which nostalgia colors the visions of American life, essays explore contemporary American ideology as it is created and sustained by the screen. Nostalgia is omnipresent, selling a version of America that arguably never existed. Current socio-cultural challenges are played out onscreen and placed within the historical milieu through a nostalgic lens which is tempered by contemporary conservatism. Essays reveal not only the visual catalog of recognizable motifs but also how these are used to temper the uncertainty of contemporary crises. Media covered spans from 1939's Gone with the Wind, to Stranger Things, The Americans, Twin Peaks, the Fallout franchise and more.

The Politics of Twin Peaks

The Return offers an unblinking look into the abyss with a malevolent smile. ... See David Lavery, Full of Secrets: Critical Essays on Twin Peaks (Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 1995); Marisa C. Hayes and Franck Boulègue, ...

The Politics of Twin Peaks

The strange and wonderful place of Twin Peaks captivated audiences for more than two decades before its long-awaited return to television in 2017. In this edited collection, the authors approach Twin Peaks from a variety of perspectives with the concept of the political at its center.

David Lynch

Twin Peaks. Wayne State University Press. Groys, B., & Ujica, A. (2007). on the Art of David Lynch. A Conversation. ... In A. Sanna (Ed.), Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (pp. 149–169). Palgrave Macmillan. Hegarty, P. (2007).

David Lynch

This book distinguishes itself from earlier books on David Lynch by taking in-depth consideration of his entire oeuvre. Besides his films and the Twin Peaks series, David Lynch: Blurred Boundaries includes discussions of Lynch’s paintings and drawings, music videos, commercials, short experimental works, digital projects on the YouTube channel David Lynch Theater and the Internet documentary The Interview Project, as well as the exhibition The Air is on Fire, which Jerslev regards as one of Lynch’s main works. David Lynch: Blurred Boundaries offers a view of Lynch’s total work, in which one medium or genre is no more important than the other. It discusses the ways in which Lynch has worked throughout his career with different art forms and has right from the start experimented with the blurring of boundaries between media and genres. And it discusses ways Lynch creates atmospheres by different audio-visual and visual means.

Approaching Twin Peaks

Critical Essays on the Original Series Eric Hoffman, Dominick Grace ... who played shelley, also has a role). such references are only likely to increase as Twin Peaks' return to the airwaves on showtime draws nearer (four months away ...

Approaching Twin Peaks

Though it lasted just two seasons, Twin Peaks (1990–1991) raised the bar for television and is now considered one of the great dramas in TV history. Its complex plots and sensational visuals both inspired and alienated audiences. After 25 years, the cult classic is being revived. This collection of new essays explores its filmic influences, its genre-bending innovations and its use of horror and science fiction conventions, from the original series through the earlier film prequel Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and subsequent video releases.

A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis

He has also edited the volumes Pirates in History and Popular Culture (2018) and Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (2019). Currently, he teaches in Sassari (Italy). Carl H. Sobocinski completed his PhD in History at the ...

A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis

A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis offers a comprehensive, academic and detailed study of the works of Robert Zemeckis, whose films include successful productions such as the Back to the Future trilogy (1985-90), Forrest Gump (1994), Contact (1997), Cast Away (2000) and The Polar Express (2004), but also lesser known films such as I Wanna Hold Your Hand (1978), Used Cars (1980), and Allied (2015). Most of Zemeckis’ major productions were not only successful when they were first released but continue to enjoy popularity—with critics and fans alike—even today. This volume investigates several distinct areas of Zemeckisʼ works and addresses the different approaches: the philosophical, the artistic, the socio-cultural, and the personal. The methodologies adopted by the contributors differ significantly from each other, thus offering the reader a variegated and compelling picture of Zemeckisʼ oeuvre, which includes nineteen films. Contrary to the few volumes published in the past on the subject, the chapters in this volume offer specific case studies that have been previously ignored (or only partially mentioned) by other scholars. A Critical Companion to Robert Zemeckis offers a great variety of interdisciplinary approaches to Zemeckis’ films, illuminating, re-reading and/or interpreting for the first time the entire career of the director, from his first films to the most recent ones.

Arthur Machen

He has also edited the volumes Pirates in History and Popular Culture (2018) and Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (2019). Antonio teaches in Sassari (Italy) and is currently working on a volume on Alice in Wonderland.

Arthur Machen

Arthur Machen: Critical Essays studies the works of Arthur Machen in twelve essays, exploring different aspects of the literary production of the Welsh writer who has won the readers and the critics' attention with works such as "The Great God Pan," "The Terror," and "The Angels of Mons."

A History of British Irish and American Literature

The point about Twin Peaks, then, is not to find out who killed Laura Palmer but to explore the workings of the human mind, in its conscious and ... Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).

A History of British  Irish and American Literature

The third revised and enlarged edition contains discussions of British, Irish and American literary works up to 2020. Focussing on outstanding writings in prose, poetry, drama and non-fiction, the book covers the time from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century. The feature that makes this literary history unique among its rivals is the coverage of television/web series as a particular form of postmodern drama. The chapters on recent drama now contain detailed analyses of the development of TV and web series from Britain, Ireland and America, with extensive discussions of those series now considered classics. In addition, there are several major innovative features. To begin with, each century is introduced by a survey of the socio-political and cultural backgrounds in which the literary works are embedded. Furthermore, extensive visual material (more than 160 engravings, cartoons and paintings) has been integrated. This visual aspect as well as the introductory sections on art for each century give the reader an excellent idea of the symbiosis between visual and literary representations. Further innovative aspects include - discussions of non-fictional works from literary criticism and theory, travel writing, historiography, and the social sciences - analyses of such popular genres as crime fiction, science fiction, fantasy, the Western, horror fiction, and children’s literature - footnotes explaining technical and historical terms and events - a detailed glossary of literary terms - chronological tables for British/Anglo-Irish and American literatures an updated (cut-off date 2020), extensive bibliography containing suggestions for further reading

A Critical Companion to Steven Spielberg

He has also edited the volumes Pirates in History and Popular Culture (McFarland, 2018) and Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (Palgrave, 2019). He has worked for three years as a teaching assistant at the University of Cagliari ...

A Critical Companion to Steven Spielberg

This comprehensive, up-to-date analysis of all the works of Steven Spielberg is written by some of the top scholars working in fields ranging from philosophy and art to history and film studies. The chapters illuminate for scholars and fans the entire artistic career of Steven Spielberg.

Telling an American Horror Story

Essays on History, Place and Identity in the Series Cameron Williams Crawford, Leverett Butts ... and has also edited the volumes Pirates in History and Popular Culture (2018) and Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (2019).

Telling an American Horror Story

Telling an American Horror Story collects essays from new and established critics looking at the many ways the horror anthology series intersects with and comments on contemporary American social, political and popular culture. Divided into three sections, the chapters apply a cultural criticism framework to examine how the first eight seasons of AHS engage with American history, our contemporary ideologies and social policies. Part I explores the historical context and the uniquely-American folklore that AHS evokes, from the Southern Gothic themes of Coven to connections between Apocalypseand anxieties of modern American youth. Part II contains interpretations of place and setting that mark the various seasons of the anthology. Finally, Part III examines how the series confronts notions of individual and social identity, like the portrayals of destructive leadership in Cult and lesbian representation in Asylum and Hotel.

Isn t it Ironic

His recent publications include '“Between Two Mysteries”: Intermediacy in Twin Peaks: The Return' in Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return; and '“Came Back Haunted”: International Horror Film Conventions in The Haunting of Hill ...

Isn t it Ironic

This volume addresses the relationship between irony and popular culture and the role of the consumer in determining and disseminating meaning. Arguing that in a cultural climate largely characterised by fractious communications and perilous linguistic exchanges, the very role of irony in popular culture needs to come under greater scrutiny, it focuses on the many uses, abuses, and misunderstandings of irony in contemporary popular culture, and explores the troubling political populism at the heart of many supposedly satirical and (apparently) non-satirical texts. In an environment in which irony is frequently claimed as a defence for material and behaviour judged controversial, how do we, as a society entrenched in forms of popular culture and media, interpret work that is intended as satire but which reads as unironic? How do we accurately decode works of popular film, literature, television, music, and other cultural forms which sell themselves as bitingly ironic commentaries on current society, but which are also problematic celebrations of the very issues they purport to critique? And what happens when texts intended and received in one manner are themselves ironically recontextualised in another? Bringing together studies across a range of cultural texts including popular music, film and television, Isn’t it Ironic? will appeal to scholars of the social sciences and humanities with interests in cultural studies, media studies, popular culture, literary studies and sociology.

New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation

Recent publications include “'Between Two Mysteries': Intermediacy in Twin Peaks: The Return” from Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return and “'Came Back Haunted': Global Horror Film Conventions in The Haunting of Hill House” from ...

New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation

In New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation, editor Betty Kaklamanidou defiantly claims that "all films are adaptations." The wide-ranging chapters included in this book highlight the growing and evolving relevance of the field of adaptation studies and its many branding subfields. Armed with a wealth of methodologies, theoretical concepts, and sophisticated paradigms of case-studies analyses of the past, these scholars expand the field to new and exciting realms. With chapters on data, television, music, visuality, and transnationalism, this anthology aims to complement the literature of the field by asking answers to outstanding questions while proposing new ones: Whose stories have been adapted in the last few decades? Are films that are based on "true stories" simply adaptations of those real events? How do transnational adaptations differ from adaptations that target the same national audiences as the texts they adapt? What do long-running TV shows actually adapt when their source is a single book or novel? To attempt to answer these questions, New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation is organized in three parts. Part 1, "External Influences on Adaptation," delves into matters surrounding film adaptations without primarily focusing on textual analysis of the final cinematic product. Part 2, "Millennial TV and Franchise Adaptations," demonstrates that the contemporary television landscape has become fruitful terrain for adaptation studies. Part 3, "ElasTEXTity and Adaptation," explores different thematic approaches to adaptation studies and how adaptation extends beyond traditional media. Spanning media and the globe, contributors complement their research with tools from sociology, psychoanalysis, gender studies, race studies, translation studies, and political science. Kaklamanidou makes it clear that adaptation is vital to sharing important stories and mythologies, as well as passing knowledge to new generations. The aim of this anthology is to open up the field of adaptation studies by revisiting the object of analysis and proposing alternative ways of looking at it. Scholars of cultural, gender, film, literary, and adaptation studies will find this collection innovative and thought-provoking.

Gen X at Middle Age in Popular Culture

Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier. New York: Flatiron Books. Greenblatt, Stephen. 1990. “Culture.” In Critical Terms for Literary Study, edited by Frank Lentricchia and Thomas McLaughlin, pp. 225–232. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Gen X at Middle Age in Popular Culture

Born roughly between 1964 and 1980, Generation X has received much less critical attention than the two generations that precede and follow it: the Baby Boomers and Millennials. This essay collection examines representations of Generation X in contemporary popular culture, including in television, movies, music, and internet sources. Drawing on generational theory, cultural studies theory, race theory, and feminist theory, the essays in this volume consider the past identities of Generation X, relationships with members of younger generations, modern appropriation of Generation X aesthetics, interactions of Generation X members with family, and the existential values of Generation X.

Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement

She later returned for her PhD while earning graduate certificates in women and gender studies and African American ... and has most recently contributed to a collection entitled Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (forthcoming).

Encyclopedia of the Black Arts Movement

This reference identifies key contributors to the Black Arts Movement, the name given to a group of poets, artists, dramatists, musicians, and writers who emerged in the wake of the Black Power Movement. This book also discusses major works produced during the period, as well as significant publications, influential groups, and organizations.

Bodies Noise and Power in Industrial Music

... Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), and Music in Twin Peaks: Listen to the Sounds! (2021). James McCrea is a PhD student in Manchester Metropolitan University's Gothic Studies department whose ...

Bodies  Noise and Power in Industrial Music


A Cuban Cinema Companion

He has also edited the volumes Pirates in History and Popular Culture (2018) and Critical Essays on Twin Peaks: The Return (2019). He is currently teaching in Sassari, Italy. Marelys Valencia holds a PhD in Latin American Literary and ...

A Cuban Cinema Companion

With the recent shift in Cuba-US relations stemming from the relaxing of travel restrictions and an influx of American visitors, interest in Cuba and its culture has increased substantially. A new emphasis has been placed on the island country’s many cultural and artistic achievements, specifically in film. Cuban cinema is recognized around the world as having produced some of the most celebrated works originating from Latin America—such as Fresa y Chocolate and La Muerte de un Burócrata—as well as many prominent artists—including directors Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Humberto Solás. In A Cuban Cinema Companion, editors Salvador Jimenez Murguía, Sean O’Reilly, and Amanda McMenamin have assembled a collection of essays about more than 100 films across six decades, including feature films, documentaries, and animation. These entries also provide information on directors, actresses, and actors of Cuban cinema. Entries range from films like Retrato de Teresa to Buena Vista Social Club and include descriptions of each film’s plot, themes, and critical commentary, as well as comprehensive production details and brief suggestions for further reading. Beginning with the victory of the Cuban revolution—from the first ten years of what is often referred to as Cuba’s “Golden Age” of film to the present—this volume offers readers valuable insights into Cuban history, politics, and culture. An indispensable guide to one of the great world cinemas, A Cuban Cinema Companion will be of interest to students, academics, and the general public alike.