Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

Jack J. Hutchens

Part-Time Instructor

Polish and European Literature


Email: jhutchens@luc.edu 


Office:  Crown Center 206c

Phone:  773-508-7368 


Research Interests:

  • Polish Language, Literature, and Culture
  • Gender Studies
  • Queer Theory
  • Nationalism Studies
  • Popular Culture

Courses Taught:

  • LITR 280 World Masterpieces: Eyewitness Literature of WWII
  • LITR 280 World Masterpieces: Polish Short Stories 


  • “Julian Stryjkowski: Polish, Jewish, Queer,” Forthcoming in Canadian Slavonic Papers, Spring 2019.
  • “Marian Pankowski: Rudolf’s Anti-Nationalist, Anti-Martyrological Project,” Toronto Slavic Quarterly 60, 2017.
  • “Transgressions: Palimpsest and the Destruction of Gender and National Borders in Olga Tokarczuk's Dom Dzienny, Dom Nocny.” The Effect of Palimpsest. ed. Bożena Shallcross. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2011.
  • “Translating the Queer Voice: Problems with Polish Translations of Ginsberg’s ‘America’ and ‘Message.’” Journal of Popular Culture, Volume 40.6, December 2007.

Service Outside Loyola:

  • Richland Community College Diversity Committee Member
  • Public Lecture: "Polish Masculinities: Gombrowicz's Satire of Polish Nationalism and Constructions of Manhood." Presented as Part of "Getting to Know Europe: a Study in Gender Roles." University of Florida Harn Museum of Art, 2014.


  • PH.D. 2016 University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • M.A.  2004 Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas
  • B.A.  1996 Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas