The article is devoted to the problem of the correlation of mass culture and everyday life. In order to identify possible variants of this correlation, the plot of violence was considered as one of the most popular triggers of spectator’s involvement in mass culture. Using the conceptualization of violence in the structure of everyday life through the prism of the theory of events, it is shown on the example of the television series Twin Peaks that the plot of violence can work differently on the involvement of the viewer. A distinction is made between two types of viewer involvement in viewing - emotional involvement and following a narrative, which differ in their structure and integration into everyday life. The first part of the article analyzes the explanatory model of critical theory, which considers violence as a trigger artistic element in popular culture. According to this approach, violence, along with sex, causes a high intensity of emotional involvement and even the addiction of the audience, but with low artistic quality. The limitations of this explanatory model are demonstrated, and an alternative concept of spectator involvement based on following the narrative is proposed. In the second part of the article, the theory of events is presented, the definition of an event and its difference from non-events are given, and the distinction between absolute and relative events is justified. In the final part, the plot line of the television series Twin Peaks is considered and the conceptualization of violence as an absolute event is carried out. The relation of this event to everyday life in the structure of film narrative is revealed, the difference between the absolute event of violence and ordinary everyday violence is shown, the problem of the subject and object of violence in the television series is posed. On the example of the narrative “Twin Peaks”, it is shown that in a genre of modern media such as a television series, violence is not only used to produce the experience of the emotional involvement of the viewer, but also becomes the object of research and reflection by integrating into the structure of everyday life, and not opposing it.
|Título traduzido da contribuição||THE VIOLENCE AS AN ABSOLUTE EVENT IN THE STRUCTURE OF THE EVERYDAY (CASE OF “TWIN PEAKS”)|
|Número de páginas||7|
|Número de emissão||2 (39)|
|Estado da publicação||Published - 2020|
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