J. Marek Haltof


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

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.

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)

Selected Publications:

His recent books include Polish Cinema: A History (2019), 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.

J. Marek Haltof