J. Marek Haltof

ProfessorMarek Haltof
M.A., University of Silesia, Poland
M.A., Flinders University of South Australia
Ph.D., University of Alberta, Canada
Habilitation, Jagiellonian University, Poland

Teaching Specialties & Research Interests
Introduction to Film, Film History, History of Film Theory
Central European Cinema, Authorship in Cinema
Adaptations, Film and Propaganda/Politics/Memory
History of Polish and Australian national cinemas
Politics of remembrance in Central Europe
Film and the Holocaust (Central European context)
Authorship in Cinema (Kieślowski, Wajda, Polański, Weir, Paul Cox)

Biography and Selected Publications
Marek Haltof joined the faculty of NMU in 2001. He has published several books in English and Polish on the cultural histories of Central European and Australian film. His recent books include Screening Auschwitz: Wanda Jakubowska's The Last Stage and the Politics of Commemoration (2018), Historical Dictionary of Polish Cinema (2015, first edition in 2007), Polish Film and the Holocaust:  Politics and Memory (2012), The Cinema of Krzysztof Kieslowski: Variations on Destiny and Chance (2004), and Polish National Cinema (2002). In 2003, he co-edited The New Polish Cinema. His earlier books include Peter Weir: When Cultures Collide (1996), Australian Cinema: On the Screen Construction of Australia (in Polish, 2005), and Authorship and Art Cinema: The Case of Paul Cox (in Polish, 2001). 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). His works have been translated into several languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Czech, Polish, and Spanish.