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Lisa Stein Haven

Lisa Stein Haven

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Book edited by Zaneville Campus’ Lisa Stein Haven recognized as new, notable


The University of Missouri Press is pleased to announce the publication of “A Comedian Sees the World.” The publication edited by Ohio University Zanesville’s Lisa Stein Haven, associate professor of English, received accolades on the work from American film critic and historian Leonard Maltin.

Haven’s work was included in Maltin’s “New and Notable” book list Part Two. Maltin, on his Indiewire blog, shared that he recognizes publications that pique his curiosity. He said, “I’m happy to bring them to your attention, as so few specialty books are publicized in the mainstream media.” To read Maltin’s full review, click here.

Haven’s publication features a compilation of essays by Charlie Chaplin following his world tour associated with the debut of “City Lights,” during which he met notable figures ranging from Winston Churchill to Mahatma Gandhi. Chaplin’s observations were published in a series of byline articles for Women’s Home Companion magazine in 1933-34. Those essays have now been collected for the first time, introduced and annotated by Haven.

In addition to teaching a variety of courses and spearheading publication of the Zane Traces Literary Journal at Ohio University Zanesville, Haven’s research agenda includes specialization in 20th century British and American literature, creative writing non-fiction and silent film comedy, especially the work of Charlie and Sydney Chaplin and Buster Keaton.

For more information on the publication that is available in hard cover and eBook, click here.