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“A Pack of Boby-Soxers”: Adolescent Embodiment and the Figure of the Teenage Witch in American Popular Culture

From the moment of her emergence as a distinct social demographic in the decades following World War II, the teenage girl has been a source of anxiety and unease. Posited as hormonal, precociously sexual and rebellious, the teen girl was viewed as a threat to the social order and was depicted as both culturally and …

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‘Who doesn’t enjoy a good scare’: Liberal Horror in Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018).

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), an adaptation of the long running Sabrina comic book series by Archie Comics, uses tropes and motifs of both the Gothic and Fantasy to create a liberal gaze at numerous points within season one. The liberal audience watches as the conservative villains are often and repeatedly subjected to minor horrors …

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Shapeshifting and the ‘monstrous feminine’: exploring the experience of the sick woman through the figure of the lycanthrope

This paper will investigate the extent to which the embodied experience of chronic illness can be explored through the shapeshifting figure of the therianthrope. Expanding on Julia Kristeva’s theory of the abject, I will unravel how the body of the sick woman ‘strays on the territories of animal’ in order to consider how this collapse …