Photo courtesy of: Ohio University Zanesville
Aug 8, 2013
From staff reports
Lisa Haven, an English professor at Ohio University Zanesville, will be lecturing on Charlie and Syd Chaplin as part of a series called "The History and Transformation of Hollywood" during the Lakeside Chautauqua in Lakeside, Ohio.
Haven will present "Brothers First: Charlie and Syd Chaplin in Silent Hollywood, 1912-28" and "Brothers First: Charlie and Syd Chaplin in Hollywood, 1929-52" during Week 8 of the series on Aug. 12 and 13, from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Haven's research agenda makes her an expert on the Chaplin family. With her dissertation entitled, "The Travel Narrative as Spin: Mitigating Charlie Chaplin's Public Persona in My Trip Abroad"; and "A Comedian Sees the World," her Italian edition of Chaplin's 1934 travel book, "A Comedian Sees the World" (2006); and her biography of Charlie's half brother Syd Chaplin, a silent film comedian in his own right, "Syd Chaplin: A Biography" (2010), Haven continues to mine the Chaplin archives in Bologna, Italy, Montreux, Switzerland, and Paris, France, for new information. Her current book project is a cultural study of Chaplin's Little Tramp, 1953-1977, the period of Chaplin's exile from America, in which she analyzes the use of this persona by the American counterculture.
To learn more, visit http://www.lakesideohio.com/education/lecture-series.