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

Mobile: 312-304-2217


Research Interests

  • Polish and European Cinema
  • Hollywood and Independent American Film Productions

Courses Taught

  • LITR 204 - European Film
    • History of Polish Cinema 
    • Cinema of Moral Concern 
    • Cinema of Krszytof Kieslowski
    • Cinema of Andrzej Wajda
    • Contemporary Poland in Film 
    • Contemporary Polish Cinema
    • New Wave of Czech and Polish Cinema 
  • LITR 284 - International Film
    • Cinema of Roman Polanski
    • Women in Polish Cinema

Loyola Service

  • Faculty reviewer and judge for the annual Undergraduate Student FORUM, a competition of papers on Central and Eastern Europe
  • Polish and Polish American film screenings and discussions for Polish Student Alliance open to the public 

Service Outside Loyola

  • Master of Ceremonies, opening night of the annual Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles
  • Master of Ceremonies, opening night of the annual Polish Film Festival in Chicago
  • Jury member of FilmHellenes Greek Film Festival, Chicago
  • 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
  • JJC American film discussion group 
  • Film presentation and discussion in Chicago Public Litraries

Conference Presentations

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


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