A GASTRONOMICAL TOUR OF TWIN PEAKS: MY JOURNEY OF PIE, COFFEE, AND DONUTS

Open Access
Author:
Lysowski, Megan Teresa
Area of Honors:
English
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Richard Matthew Doyle, Thesis Supervisor
  • Xiaoye You, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • Twin Peaks
  • Television
  • Food
  • Freud
Abstract:
This is an exploration of my personal experience with the highly esteemed, highly strange television series Twin Peaks through the cultural spread of food presented in the show. It is a work of creative nonfiction that relies on my subjectivity and material from a world outside the series that has been created in its wake. Sometimes referred to as a “cult phenomenon,” I show what that experience is specifically like through a microcosm of food. The main subjects of focus are coffee, pie, and donuts wherein I craft each section through research, analysis, personal journey, and investigative work to a specific aspect of the food group. This gastronomical tour aims to explore the importance of subjectivity in relation to objectivity in a format where academic analysis often removes the true feeling of its subject.