Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

John Merchant

Title: Lecturer


Specialty Area: Polish and Irish Literature; Polish American Literature


Office #:  CC 109


Phone #:  773-508-2991


E-mail:  jmerchant@luc.edu


About

  • Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2006
  • M.A. University of Illinois-Chicago, 1997
  • M.A. The Ohio State University, 1994
  • B.A. University of Iowa, 1990

Research Interests

  • Polish and Irish Literature
  • Polish American Literature
  • Literary Translation from Polish

Courses Taught

LITR 200 - European Masterpieces (Variable topics)

  • Polish Identity in Literature, 1863-1945
  • Interwar Poland
  • Polish Literature of World War Two
  • Postwar Polish Literature
  • Polish Short Stories
  • Polish Fantasy
  • Polish-Irish Literature
  • Polish Literature in Film

LITR 221 - Polish Authors (Variable topics)

  • Polish Literature from Medieval - 19th Century

LITR 283 - European Masterpieces (Variable topics)

  • Polish Literature from the Medieval to the Romantic Period
  • Writing the Polish Voice

Loyola Service

  • Organized student reading of Dziady, by Adam Mickiewicz, October 2013.
  • Faculty reviewer and judge for the Undergraduate Student FORUM, a competition of papers on Central and Eastern Europe.
  • Organized and presented Polish and Mexican poetry reading, 2014
  • Directed students in dramatic reading of Dziady Part II, fall semester 2013, 2014

Service Outside Loyola

  • Public lecture - "Polish American Poetry: Reading Between the Lines," April 2013, Crown Center.
  • Public lecture - "The Literature of the Polish American Experience," September 2013, Chopin Theatre.