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 Mahka, 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
Hannu Salmi is professor of cultural history at the University of Turku in Finland. He is a historian of film and popular culture and has published, for example, in Film & History and Screening the Past. He is the series editor of Studies in Popular Culture.