Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Zbigniew Banas


Part-time Instructor, Polish and European Cinema


Research Interests

Polish and European Cinema

Courses Taught

  • LITR 284-001 (Contemporary Polish Cinema)
  • LITR 284-02W (Cinema of Roman Polanski)

Loyola Service

  • Oversight of monthly film screenings for Polish Student Alliance at Loyola.
  • Faculty reviewer and judge for the Undergraduate Student FORUM, a competition of papers on Central and Eastern Europe.

Service Outside Loyola

  • Master of Ceremonies, opening night of the 13th Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles, Ca
  • Jury member of FilmHellenes Greek Film Festival, Chicago, IL
  • Press Conference Moderator, 20th Camerimage Film Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland
  • Master of Ceremonies and moderator of discussions with invited filmmakers, 24th Polish Film Festival, Chicago, IL
  • Organizer and moderator of film screenings at DKF Cornelia, a Polish-language film discussion club, Chopin Theatre, Chicago, IL


  • Sc. M. Brown University, 1982
  • B.S. University of Chicago, 1981