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Twin Peaks - Surrealism i den amerikanska medelklassen


  • Sophie Elise Ivan

Summary, in English

How did the commonwealth and the society affect the making of the series Twin Peaks? In this essay I will discuss and analyze the American TV-show Twin Peaks that aired during the years of 1990-91. It begins with an introduction of the series and a summary of how it was criticized and received. There's also a resumé of how the social structures and politics looked like the years before and during the time that Twin Peaks aired. To limit the paper, the focus is mainly on the director David Lynch and the surrealistic sequences in the series.
What seems to set Lynch apart most strikingly from other puritanical political figures is that he is perceived and celebrated in some quarters not as an integral part of his country's present ideological mainstream but as a serious artist subverting the American soul from within. This essay also discusses and analyzes how the American middle-class is showed out of Lynchs perspective.


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Document type

Student publication for Bachelor's degree


  • Performing Arts
  • Languages and Literatures
  • Cultural Sciences


  • Twin Peaks
  • David Lynch
  • Surrealism
  • Commonwealth
  • Dreams
  • Sociaty
  • Middle-class


  • Lars Gustaf Andersson (Professor)