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Volume 6, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2046-6692
  • E-ISSN: 2046-6706



This article analyses audience postings to two online locations where reports leading up to the release of the Blu-ray set were posted between January and August 2014. Theorizing this release as a that coincided with the show’s ‘dispersed’ 25th anniversary (Garner 2016), the article argues three points: firstly, greater recognition of fan discourse within studies of anniversary-orientated returns is required as, to date, these have been avoided, creating an unquestioned assumption that affective responses to these occasions are uniformly positive. Secondly, discussing fans’ affective responses to paratextual returns permits re-engaging with Grossberg’s arguments and extending these to consider the range of contextual factors that can structure how and where fans express affect. Thirdly, by analysing the responses of fans, work on the perceptions of the fan object that fans express can be extended to recognize that react to the text in multiple ways in accordance with the significance afforded to within individual mattering maps.


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  • Article Type: Article
Keyword(s): affect; anniversary; fandom; nostalgia; paratextuality; returns; Twin Peaks
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