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Dada and Surrealist Exhibitions. (Guest editor: Kathryn Floyd). Details

Dada/Surrealism is an interdisciplinary journal publishing critical essays, bibliographies, book reviews, and primary documents on the Dada and Surrealist movements. Submissions are encouraged from scholars in Art History, Literature, Film Studies, Theater Arts, and a variety of other disciplines. We are especially receptive to contributions that use interdisciplinary techniques, reexamine basic concepts, or raise theoretical issues of contemporary interest.

Dada/Surrealism is a peer-reviewed, open-access electronic journal sponsored by the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism and published by the International Dada Archive, University of Iowa Libraries.

Number 20 (2015)
From Dada to Infra-noir: Dada, Surrealism, and Romania


Theme Essays


Urmuz, the Solitary
Simona Popescu


Édouard Jaguer



Selected Texts
Marcel Janco


Ocean of Innocence
Virgil Teodorescu


Additional Essays


Dada Contra Art History
Mark Hutchinson

Notes on Contributors

Marcel Janco, Portrait of Tzara (Mask), 1919. © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Centre Pompidou, Mnam.

"Reproduction, including downloading of this Janco image is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York."

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Guest Editors

  • Monique Yaari, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Timothy Shipe, The University of Iowa


  • Timothy Shipe, The University of Iowa

Editorial Board

  • Mary Ann Caws, City University of New York
  • Katharine Conley, College of William and Mary
  • Jonathan P. Eburne, Pennsylvania State University
  • Stephen Forcer, University of Birmingham
  • David Hopkins, University of Glasgow
  • Dalia Judovitz, Emory University
  • Rudolf E. Kuenzli, The University of Iowa
  • Adelaide M. Russo, Louisiana State University