Contact & Location


Department of English

Physical Address:
Brink Hall 200
(208) 885-6156 phone
(208) 885-5944 fax

Mailing Address:
English Department
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho

Anna Banks

Anna Banks

Office: Brink 123
Email: annab@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: English - University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Dr. MS 1102
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1102

College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences
Department of English
Associate Professor

Home Town: Kirkcaldy, Scotland
Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1989

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • EcocinemaAdaptation StudiesCritical Animal StudiesArts Based ResearchSlow cinema/Contemporary Contemplative Cinema
  • Biography

    Anna Banks holds a Ph.D. in Communication Arts and Sciences with an emphasis in visual communication. Her research and writing is interdisciplinary and she works at the intersection of ecocinema, ecocriticism, and critical animal studies often addressing aspects of the human-animal bond. She is especially interested in works involving non-human narrators and on how narrative and cinematic point-of-view (POV) affect reader and viewer understanding of the storyworlds created and inhabited by animal narrators. She is co-editor of the collection Fiction and Social Research: By Ice or Fire, and a member of the international editorial advisory board for the Social Fictions Series from Sense Publishers. In addition to her scholarly publications, Dr. Banks has published short stories, written plays and screenplays, and produced short films. Her most recent publications have appeared in The Goose and ecozon@. She has written on Jean-Jacques Annau’s film The Bear, on the Celtic horse goddess Rhiannon as depicted in The Mabinogion, on the documentary Blackfish, and on shifting POV in the theatrical and filmic adaptations of the novel War Horse. She is currently at work on a book tentatively titled, The Equine Sutras: Ecologies, Archetypes, Horses.

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