The subject of twins has always been a fascinating one for many people. Their representation in both literature and pop culture has helped shape popular opinion over time. Blackburn professor Karen Dillon examines the subject of twinship in her book “The Spectacle of Twins in American Literature and Popular Culture”.
“The cultural fantasy of twins imagines them as physically and behaviorally identical. Media portrayals consistently offer the spectacle of twins who share an insular closeness and perform a supposed alikeness–standing side by side, speaking and acting in unison.
Treating twinship as a cultural phenomenon, this first comprehensive study of twins in American literature and popular culture examines the historical narrative–within the discourses of experimentation, aberrance and eugenics–and how it has shaped their representations in the 20th and 21st centuries.”
The book is currently available on Amazon.