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BIO Barbara Giza

 

Barbara Giza  

Ph.D. / Associate Professor

 

Institute of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities in Warsaw
Department of Cultural and Media Studies
Coordinator of the Journalism and Communication program

Profile

Barbara Giza is a film, media and culture expert. Her area of expertise comprises history and theory of film as well as journalism and mass media. Her research focuses on the role of film in the contemporary audiovisual culture and aspects of screen adaptations of literature, such as copyright and screenwriting. Her other research interests include the history of Polish film, film theory, history and theory of screenwriting, film criticism, film journalism, socio-political aspects of film, autobiographical elements in film, and Polish writers and filmmakers in the era of Communism.

Professor Giza is also a researcher at the National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute in Warsaw, specializing in film and film culture. She is a co-researcher in a social research project “Poles about Polish films”, financed by the Polish Film Institute (PISF). She is a member of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI, a board member of the Polish Society for Film and Media Studies, and a member of the editorial board of Pleograf, a quarterly magazine published by the Polish Film Academy.

She authored numerous books, including: Między literaturą, a filmem. O scenariuszach filmowych Tadeusza Konwickiego [Between literature and film. About Screenplays by Tadeusz Konwicki] (2007), Do filmu trafiłem przypadkiem. Z Jerzym Stefanem Stawińskim rozmawia Barbara Giza [Screenwriter by Accident. Barbara Giza interviews Jerzy Stefan Stawiński] (2007), Jerzy Stefan Stawiński. Scenariusze oryginalne [Jerzy Stefan Stawiński. Original Scripts] (2009), Stawiński i wojna. Podróż autobiograficzna jako reprezentacja doświadczenia [Stawiński and the War. Autobiographical Journey as a Representation of Experience] (2012). She co-edited the following books: Nowoczesność jako doświadczenie. Analizy kulturoznawcze [Modernity as an Experience. Cultural Analyses] (2008), Post-soap. Nowa generacja seriali telewizyjnych a polska widownia [Post-soap. A new generation of polish television series and Polish viewers] (2011), Konrad Eberhardt (2013), Polskie piśmiennictwo filmowe [Polish Writing on Film] (2013), Polskie seriale telewizyjne [Polish Television Series] (2014), Aleksander Jackiewicz (2015), Krzysztof Mętrak (2019), Maria Kornatowska (2020). She is currently working on several books, including: Rola archiwów we współczesnych badaniach filmoznawczych [The Role of Archives in Contemporary Film Studies], and Wrzesień 1939. Filmowe teksty i konteksty [September 1939. Film Texts and Contexts].

Her latest selected publications include: Magia i pieniądze. Z Agnieszką Holland rozmawia Maria Kornatowska [Magic and Money. Maria Kornatowska Talks with Agnieszka Holland] as a two-author biography in: Maria Kornatowska, ed. Barbara Giza et al., Warsaw 2020; Niezrealizowane scenariusze filmowe w zbiorach FINA jako nowe źródło wiedzy o kulturze PRL [Never produced screenplays in the collection of National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute as a new source of information about the culture of the Polish People’s Republic (PRL) era], in: Archiwa we współczesnych badaniach filmoznawczych [Archives in contemporary film studies], ed. Barbara Giza et al. (to be published soon); Kolekcjoner rzeczywistości. O 'Dziennikach' Krzysztofa Mętraka [The Collector of Reality. On 'Diaries' of Krzysztof Mętrak] in: Krzysztof Mętrak, ed. Barbara Giza, et al., Warsaw 2019.

At SWPS University she teaches classes in audiovisual culture, history of media, and film analysis.