The Archie/Sabrina Universe

Essays on the Comics and Their Adaptations

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About the Book

Intersecting with fan studies, TV and comics studies, queer, disability and feminist studies, as well as popular culture and media scholarship, this collection of essays is the first to offer critical examinations of Riverdale, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and the broader Archie/Sabrina comics universe. Its authors interrogate these texts in an effort not only to make sense of their chaotic stories, but to understand our own ongoing fascination with their narratives. Contributing to a greater cultural conversation about representation in media, authors find unexpected value in the oftentimes ridiculous (mis)adventures of the Archie/Sabrina expanded universe.

About the Author(s)

Heather McAlpine is an associate professor in the English department at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia. Her previous research has examined the influence of the English emblem tradition on the work of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.

W. Ron Sweeney is a writer and teacher living in Abbotsford, British Columbia. He teaches comics courses at the University of the Fraser Valley.

Jess Wind is a PhD candidate in language and literacy education at University of British Columbia. Their research explores games, media, and fan spaces through queer, feminist, and anti-racist perspectives.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Heather McAlpine, W. Ron Sweeney and Jess Wind
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8084-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4933-7
Imprint: McFarland