‘Here’s to the Pie That Saved Your Life, Dougie’: The Weird Realism of Twin Peaks
Coogan draws on recent work in speculative realist philosophy to provide a reading of Twin Peaks: The Return in which the fates of its characters are defined as much by human agency and relationships as they are by the quasi-agency of the non-human object world. From its mystical artifacts to the objectification of its characters, Coogan argues that Lynch’s world is one which rejects the correlationism of phenomenological thought and embraces a perspective which draws out the non-human world and puts it on equal footing with human experience.
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