Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

Zbigniew Banas

Part-time Instructor

Polish and European Cinema

 

Email: zbanas@luc.edu

 

Office: Crown Center 206C

Phone: 773-508-7368, 312-304-2217

 

Research Interests

  • Polish and European Cinema

Courses Taught

  • LITR 284 - International Film
  • Contemporary Polish Cinema
  • History of Polish Cinema
  • Cinema of Roman Polanski
  • Cinema of Krszytof Kieslowski
  • Women in Polish Cinema
  • New Wave Czech and Polish Cinema

Loyola Service

  • Faculty reviewer and judge for the annual Undergraduate Student FORUM, a competition of papers on Central and Eastern Europe
  • Oversight of monthly film screenings for Polish Student Alliance at Loyola, 2013-2014

Service Outside Loyola

  • Master of Ceremonies, opening night of the annual 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

Education

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