Conference schedule

The Riverdale Universe: A Semi-Academic Conference, Season Two

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
U-House, University of the Fraser Valley

9:00 a.m.
Coffee & Opening Remarks

9:15 a.m.
Revolution and Religion

Kylie Wall
“‘The Season of the Witch’: An Examination of the Religious Symbolism in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and Ties to Catholicism”

Alex Wetmore
“Anarchy in the UK, or An Archie in the US? Reading for Revolution in Riverdale

10:00 a.m.
Performing Gender

Hannah Celinski
“Patriarchal Tropes in Riverdaleand Sabrina: Rising More Times Than Hilda Spellman”

Rebekah Bielefeld
“Some Heroes Wear Wigs: Performances of Feminine Sexuality in Riverdale

Coffee Break

11:00 a.m.
Satanic Panic

Brett Pardy
“‘First as Tragedy, Then as Farce’: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
and Satanic Moral Panic”

Jess Wind
“Parody and panic: Navigating Dungeons and Dragons in Riverdale

Valerie Franklin
“Ten Reasons Not to Have Sex with Satan: A Cautionary Tale of Witches, Virgins,
and Bestiality Throughout History”

12:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m
Infinite Archie(s)

Kirsten Bussière
“Endless Authorship: Fanfiction, Representation, and the Extended Archie Universe”

Ron Sweeney
“Archie Must Die Again: Parody and Adaptation in Archie Comics”

1:45 p.m.
Text Messages and Text Mining

Benjamin Friesen & Gabriel Murray
“Mining Text in the Riverdale Universe”

Ally Shuurman
“Previously on Riverdale: Recapping Seasons 2 and 3 through the irate, impassioned, and ridiculous text messages I’ve received from my friends”

Coffee Break

2:45 p.m.
Witches and Bitches and Goblins (Oh my!)

Katie Stobbart
“Fire Burn & Cauldron Bubble: The Trouble with Witches, Bitches,
and Feminism in Chilling Adventures of Sabrina

Heather McAlpine
“‘All ripe together’: Equivocal Beings in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
and ‘Goblin Market’”

Tim Haner
“Eating, Food, and Hunger in Sabrina

3:45 p.m.
Choose Your Own Adventure

Dessa Bayrock
“The Several Chilling Adventures of Sabrina — and YOU: A Gamification of Narrative and the Riverdale Universe Through Fan Participation and Refraction”

Closing Remarks