Rev. Marek Lis

Visit Dates: 2015-16

Opole University
Opole, Poland

Research Interests
  • Religion
  • Cinema
  • Photography

Rev. Marek Lis is a specialist in religion and the cinema. Coming from a political situation where such studies were once officially prohibited, he has been part of a pioneering generation of scholars and now chairs the Department of Homiletics, Media & Communications at Opole University, located halfway between Vienna and Warsaw. Fr. Marek has published articles on Krzysztof Kieślowski and Krzysztof Zanussi; his most recent monograph is entitled Cinematic Transformations of the Gospel (2013). He has served on ecumenical juries at Cannes, Warsaw, Fribourg, and Yerevan and is an avid photographer.

Visiting Scholar for the 2015-2016 academic year.