WorldCat Identities

Frank, Marcie

Works: 10 works in 63 publications in 2 languages and 3,287 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Bibliographies  Academic theses  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, htt
Classifications: PS3543.I26, 818.5409
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Marcie Frank
Gender, theatre, and the origins of criticism : from Dryden to Manley by Marcie Frank( )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Gender, Theatre and the Origins of Criticism, Marcie Frank explores the theoretical and literary legacy of John Dryden to a number of prominent women writers of the time. Frank examines the pre-eminence of gender, sexuality and the theatre in Dryden's critical texts that are predominantly rewritings of the work of his own literary precursors - Ben Jonson, Shakespeare and Milton. She proposes that Dryden develops a native literary tradition that is passed on as an inheritance to his heirs - Aphra Behn, Catharine Trotter, and Delarivier Manley - as well as their male contemporaries. Frank describes the development of criticism in the transition from a court-sponsored theatrical culture to one oriented towards a consuming public, with very different attitudes to gender and sexuality. This study also sets out to trace the historical origins of certain aspects of current criticism - the practices of paraphrase, critical self-consciousness and performativity."--Jacket
This distracted globe : worldmaking in early modern literature by Jonathan Goldberg( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These essays investigate the materiality of the world in Spenser, Cary and Marlowe; its sociability, sexuality and sovereignty in Shakespeare; and the universality of spirit, gender and empire in Vaughan, Donne and the dastan (tale) of Chouboli, a Rastanjani princess"--
How to be an intellectual in the age of TV : the lessons of Gore Vidal by Marcie Frank( Book )

10 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelist, television personality, political candidate, and maverick social commentator, Gore Vidal is one of the most innovative, influential, and enduring American intellectuals of the past fifty years. In How to Be an Intellectual in the Age of TV, Marcie Frank provides a concise introduction to Vidal's life and work as she argues that the twentieth-century shift from print to electronic media, particularly TV and film, has not only loomed large in Vidal's thought but also structured his career. Looking at Vidal's prolific literary output, Frank shows how he has reflected explicitly on this subject at every turn: in essays on politics, his book on Hollywood and history, his reviews and interviews, and topical excursions within the novels. At the same time, she traces how he has repeatedly crossed the line supposedly separating print and electronic culture, perhaps with more success than any other American intellectual. He has written television serials and screenplays, appeared in movies, and regularly appeared on television, most famously in heated arguments with Norman Mailer on The Dick Cavett Show and with William F. Buckley during ABC's coverage of the 1968 Democratic National Convention.Frank highlights the connections between Vidal's attitudes toward TV, sex, and American politics as they have informed his literary and political writings and screen appearances. She deftly situates his public persona in relation to those of Andy Warhol, Jacqueline Susann, Mary McCarthy, Susan Sontag, and others. By describing Vidal's shrewd maneuvering between different media, Frank suggests that his career offers a model to aspiring public intellectuals and a refutation to those who argue that electronic media have eviscerated public discourse
The Novel Stage : Narrative Form from the Restoration to Jane Austen by Marcie Frank( Book )

7 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marcie Frank's study traces the migration of tragicomedy, the comedy of manners, and melodrama from the stage to the novel, offering a dramatic new approach to the history of the English novel that examines how the collaboration of genres contributed to the novel's narrative form and to the modern organization of literature. Drawing on media theory and focusing on the less-examined narrative contributions of such authors as Aphra Behn, Frances Burney, and Elizabeth Inchbald, alongside those of Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, and Jane Austen, The Novel Stage tells the story of the novel as it was shaped by the stage. Published by Bucknell University Press. Distributed worldwide by Rutgers University Press
This Distracted Globe : Worldmaking in Early Modern Literature by Jonathan Goldberg( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worldmaking takes many forms in early modern literature and thus challenges any single interpretive approach. The essays in this collection investigate the material stuff of the world in Spenser, Cary, and Marlowe; the sociable bonds of authorship, sexuality, and sovereignty in Shakespeare and others; and the universal status of spirit, gender, and empire in the worlds of Vaughan, Donne, and the dastan (tale) of Chouboli, a Rajasthani princess. Together, these essays make the case that to address what it takes to make a world in the early modern period requires the kinds of thinking exemplified by theory
Jonathan Goldberg by Marcie Frank( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dossier of essays on melodrama( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dossier of essays on Melodrama( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Med kamera och spekulum : en gynekologisk analys av Cronenbergs "Dubbelgångare" by Marcie Frank( )

1 edition published in 1991 in Swedish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The critical stage : the essays of John Dryden 1660-1685 by Marcie Frank( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Gender, theatre, and the origins of criticism : from Dryden to Manley
How to be an intellectual in the age of TV : the lessons of Gore Vidal