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“Leaving my girlhood behind”: woke witches and feminist liminality in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Henesy, M., 2020. “Leaving my girlhood behind”: woke witches and feminist liminality in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Feminist Media Studies. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1080/14680777.2020.1791929

Abstract

Sabrina the Teenage Witch is a character who has been reimagined across multiple media platforms for several decades, most recently in the horror-inspired Netflix series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. In this article I examine the way that Sabrina has evolved from a bubbly blonde comic character to a gothic representation of feminist resistance who challenges the status quo of both the magical and mortal worlds that she inhabits. I discuss how the series creates a dialogue with shows, films, political movements and events in contemporary culture to place itself within an already established teen discourse relating to the liminality of the female teen experience.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1468-0777
Uncontrolled Keywords:feminism ; gothic ; liminality ; witch ; horror
Group:Faculty of Media & Communication
ID Code:34342
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:28 Jul 2020 13:58
Last Modified:28 Jul 2020 13:58

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