Lisa Stein Haven researches the life of Charlie Chaplin as part of her scholarship agenda. She took this photo while in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, outside the Chaplin estate.

Lisa Stein Haven researches the life of Charlie Chaplin as part of her scholarship agenda. She took this photo while in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, outside the Chaplin estate.

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Stein Haven presents “Chaplin and the Beat Generation” in Italy


Lisa Stein Haven presented at the 31st edition of Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy recently. Her program entitled Chaplin and the Beat Generation focused on a subset of her research on the ways in which the Beat writers and poets of the 1950s and 1960s identified with Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp persona in America.

A literary movement of that time, The Beat Generation, featured the work of writers whose prose explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War II era.

Stein Haven, associate professor of English the Zanesville Campus, is world renowned for her research and insight on Chaplin and other classic comedians. She was interviewed by Matt Micucci for a Fred Film Radio podcast at the festival in Bologna, where she discussed her presentation and her thoughts about the event. The podcast can be accessed at http://www.fred.fm/uk/lisa-stein-haven-chaplin-and-the-beat-generation-cinemaritrovato2017/

 The author of A Comedian Sees the World, Syd Chaplin: A Biography, and most recently, Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp in America, 1947-1977, Haven is currently researching and writing about French comedian Max Linder.