J. Marek Haltof

Professor
M.A., University of Silesia, Poland
M.A., Flinders University of South Australia
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada
Habilitation, Jagiellonian University, Poland
mhaltof@nmu.edu

Teaching Specialties

  • Introduction to Film, Film History, and History of Film Theory
  • Central European Cinema, Australian Cinema
  • Film and Literature, Film and Propaganda/Politics
  • Authorship and Art Cinema (Krzysztof Kieslowski, Peter Weir, Roman Polanski)

Marek Haltof joined the faculty of NMU in 2001. Since completing his doctoral dissertation in 1995, he has published several books in English and Polish on the cultural histories of Central European and Australian film. His recent books include Polish Film and the Holocaust:  Politics and Memory (New York: Berghahn Books, 2012), Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema (Lanham:  Scarecrow Press, 2007), The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance (London: Wallflower Press, 2004; distributed by Columbia UP), and Polish National Cinema (New York/Oxford: Berghahn, 2002), translated into Polish and Japanese. In 2002, he co-edited The New Polish Cinema (London: Flicks Books). His earlier books include Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide (New York, 1996), Australian Cinema: On the Screen Construction of Australia (Lodz, 1996; revised and expanded edition published in 2005 in Gdansk), and Authorship and Art Cinema: The Case of Paul Cox (Krakow, 2001), the last two works published in Polish. He is also the author of three other books published in Poland; two short novels, Max is Great (1988) and Duo Nowak (1996), and a collection of essays on American genre cinema, The Cinema of Fears (1992).