116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Twin Peaks Revisited

Session Chair: 
Kenneth C. Hough, UC Santa Barbara and Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument
Session 4: Saturday 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Bond Hall 109


  1. Kaitlyn Iwashita, University of Hawaii, Manoa
    This paper compares David Lynch’s cult classic television series Twin Peaks and the Black Dahlia, and reflects on how Twin Peaks’ portrayal of a young woman’s murder both eroticizes murder and emphasizes the gendered obsession with the unsolved.
  2. Stella Castelli, Universität Zürich
    In David Lynch's Twin Peaks, agency on both the narratological and the diegetic level is produced by means of absent female bodies. It is the death of Laura Palmer which triggers the initial narrative of Twin Peaks which is told to the disembodied voice recorder "Diane." Therefore, the story of Twin Peaks is produced by means of absent female bodies which serve as canvases for the narrative to unfold.
Session Cancelled: