One day course

The Works of David Lynch 18

Sat 23 Jul, 10.30am – 4pm SOLD OUT

David Lynch is one of the most influential and celebrated filmmakers of all time. His works have continually challenged, puzzled, and excited audiences, from the bizarre midnight movie Eraserhead to Mulholland Drive, the “greatest film of the 21st century” (BBC Culture, 2019).

Led by Dr Connor Winterton, this one-day course will examine Lynch’s works from the late 1970s to the current day, from a range of perspectives: style, ideology, postmodernism, genre, narrative, duality, and feminist theory.

The course will offer a critical insight to Lynch’s works for Lynch fans and those unfamiliar with his filmography.

Course Breakdown:

10.30am:  Intro and ice-breakers

10.45am Lynch – early career and life

11am The Midnight Art Movie: Eraserhead

11.30am The Mainstream years: The Elephant Man and Dune

12pm Ideology; postmodernism: Blue Velvet, Wild at Heart and The Straight Story


1.45pm Transgressing narrative and genre conventions; the concept of duality: Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway

2.35pm The digital era: Inland Empire


3.10pm: Blurring Boundaries: The Twin Peaks Universe  


This course will be delivered in person at Phoenix, in our 30-seater Screen Room. Capacity is limited to 15 participants.

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Sat 23 Jul 2022

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