Historical Comedy on Screen (Book)

Subverting History with Humour

Edited by Hannu Salmi

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Hannu Salmi is professor of cultural history at the University of Turku in Finland and coeditor of the series Studies on Popular Culture, also published by Intellect.

Introduction: Mad History of the World  – Hannu Salmi, University of Turku
 
PART I: COMEDIANS AND COMIC REPRESENTATIONS
 
Buster Keaton’s Comedies of Southern History: Our Hospitality and The General – Susan E. Linville, University of Denver
 
From Ideal Husbands to Berserk Gargoyles: Comic Representations of the British Past in the 1950s and 1960s – Harri Kilpi, University of Helsinki
 
Comedians and Romance: History and Humour in Kalabalik – David Ludvigsson, University of Uppsala
 
Woody Allen and History – Maurice Yawocar, University of Calgary
 
PART II: NO LAUGHING MATTER
 
No Laughing Matter? Comedy and The Spanish Civil War – David Archibald, University of Glasgow
 
A Killer Joke? World War Two in Post-War British Television and Film Comedy – Rami Mähkä, University of Turku
 
“Holocaust-Nostalgia”, Humor and Irony: The Case of Pizza in Auschwitz – Hagai Dagan, Sapir College
 
Comedy and Counter-history – Marcia Landy, University of Pittsburg
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