Date of Award

Summer 1986

Degree Type

Thesis - Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication

First Advisor

Porter, Gregory

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to place Chaplin's popularity with leftist critics in the context of the leftist ideology that saw its maximum popularity in the first half of this century. To achieve this, this ideology will be described and, following that, it will be shown how a great deal of what was written about Chaplin fit into this leftist vision.

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