Below is a selection of dissertations from the Film Studies program in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts that have been voluntarily included in Chapman University Digital Commons. Additional dissertations from years prior to 2019 are available through the Leatherby Libraries' print collection or in Proquest's Dissertations and Theses database..

If you are a previous student and would like to include your dissertation or thesis in Chapman University Digital Commons, please contact Kristin Laughtin-Dunker at laughtin@chapman.edu.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Stardom, Spectacle, Show, and Salability: United Artists and the Founding of the Hollywood Blockbuster Model, Jessica Johnson

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Iranian Cinema in Transition: Relative Truth and Morality in Asghar Farhadi’s Films, Mazyar Mahdavifar

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Inflicted Viewing: Examining Moral Masochism, Empathy, and the Frustration of Trauma Cinema, Kira Smith

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Representative Biodiversity: The Ecosystem of Cartoon Network, Carl Suby

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Bending Family Friendly into Fear: Nostalgia, Minstrelsy and Horror in Bendy and the Ink Machine, Isabelle Williams

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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The Criterion of Quality: A Paratextual Analysis of the Criterion Collection in the Age of Digital Distribution, Jonathan Charles Hyatt