Call for Papers, Fall/Winter 2018 Special Issue: Twin Peaks
Guest Editor: Franck Boulègue, co-editor of the book Fan Phenomena: Twin Peaks (2013) and author of the book Twin Peaks: Unwrapping the Plastic (2016).
Supernatural Studies is seeking contributions for its Fall 2018 issue that will be dedicated to the world of Twin Peaks. The cult series returned to television in May 2017 for its long awaited third season, 25 years after the premature end of the show (a first in television history!). In addition, Mark Frost's latest book, The Secret History of Twin Peaks, has revealed new elements of the mythology surrounding this small northwestern town. With these developments in mind, the time seems appropriate to publish a collection of essays that explore various aspects of the series linked to the supernatural. However, Twin Peaks is more than just a television series, it is a microcosm of its own spanning a variety of media. This issue will not only focus on the works of David Lynch, but also on books written by Mark Frost, Jennifer Lynch, Scott Frost and others, all set within the Twin Peaks universe. The following themes may provide a springboard for exploring the supernatural in relation to Twin Peaks (additional subjects are welcome):- Hollow Earth theories- Shangri-La- Lemuria- Ancient Aliens- Astrology - Theosophy - Free Masonry - Native American mythologies - Transcendental Meditation and the vedic tradition- Parallel realities and alternate timelines This issue will also include book reviews of titles linked to Twin Peaks - and possibly reviews of other titles in Mark Frost's bibliography, as their mythology parallels the supernatural tropes and folklore found in Twin Peaks. Interested contributors (texts and book reviews) should send an abstract and brief biography or C.V. to: firstname.lastname@example.org Submission deadline (abstracts of 300-500 words): September 1, 2017Notification of acceptance: October 1, 2017Deadline for first draft of essays and book reviews: February 1, 2018