Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

Zbigniew Banas

Title: Part-time Instructor

Specialty Area: Polish and European Cinema

Office #:  CC 206C

Phone #:  773-508-7368, 312-304-2217

E-mail:  zbanas@luc.edu


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

Research Interests

Polish and European Cinema

Courses Taught

 LITR 284

  • Contemporary Polish Cinema
  • Cinema of Roman Polanski
  • Cinema of Krszytof Kieslowski
  • Women in Polish Cinema
  • New Wave Czech and Polish Cinema
  • History of Polish Cinema

Loyola Service

  • Oversight of monthly film screenings for Polish Student Alliance at Loyola, 2013-2014
  • 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.
  • Master of Ceremonies, opening night of the annual Polish Film Festival in Chicago, IL.
  • Jury member of FilmHellenes Greek Film Festival, Chicago, IL.
  • Press Conference Moderator, 20th Camerimage Film Festival, Bydgoszcz, Poland.
  • Organizer and moderator of film screenings at DKF Cornelia, a Polish-language film discussion club, Chicago, IL.

Conference Presentations

  • "Polish and Czechoslovak New Waves in Cinema" University of Texas at Austin, October 17, 2014