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Bak, John S.

Overview
Works: 13 works in 66 publications in 3 languages and 4,267 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Film adaptations  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, 956, Opponent
Classifications: PS3545.I5365, 814.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John S Bak
New selected essays : where I live by Tennessee Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary journalism across the globe : journalistic traditions and transnational influences by Soenke Zehle( Book )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homo americanus : Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and queer masculinities by John S Bak( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Though separated by only eleven years of age, Hemingway and Williams seem literary generations apart. Both authors bridged their modernist/postmodernist divide through mutual examinations of the polemics behind heteromasculinity, Hemingway in The Sun Also Rises and Williams in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. This book explores the two works' many sociopolitical, literary, and intertextual ties, in particular how the conclusion of one echoes that of the other, not just in its irony but also in its implication of the audience's participation in engendering the social rules responsible for the protagonist's struggle to negotiate his sexual identity."--Jacket
Tennessee Williams : a literary life by John S Bak( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This Literary Life draws extensively from the playwright's correspondences, notebooks, and archival papers to offer an original angle to the discussion of Williams's life and work, and the times and circumstances that helped produce it."--Publisher's website
Post/modern Dracula : from Victorian themes to postmodern praxis by John S Bak( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ÂPost/modern Draculaâ|#x009D; explores the postmodern in Bram Stokerâs Victorian novel and the Victorian in Francis Ford Coppolaâs postmodern film to demonstrate how the century that separates the two artists binds them more than it divides them. What are
Tennessee Williams and Europe : intercultural encounters, transatlantic exchanges by John S Bak( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennessee Williams and Europe: Intercultural Encounters, Transatlantic Exchanges documents the bi-directional exchange of ideas and images between Williams and post-war Europe that have altered the artistic landscapes of both continents. Fifteen Williams scholars from around the world examine this artistic symbiosis and explore avenues of research mostly uncharted in Williams scholarship to date, including our understanding of the early Williams and the uses he made of various European sources in his theatre; the late Williams and the promise European theatre afforded him with his experimental plays; and the posthumous Williams and his influence on late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century European theatre and cinema. To some extent both a product of and a muse for Europe over the last half century, Williams is well positioned to become America most famous playwright on the international stage. This book hopes to mark the beginnings of Williams rich critical tradition within that global context
British literature and spirituality : theoretical approaches and transdisciplinary readings( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regards croisés sur le monde anglophone( )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennessee Williams and Europe: Intercultural Encounters, Transatlantic Exchanges (DQR Studies in Literature) by John S Bak( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Message : solo by John S Bak( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Post by John S Bak( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tennessee Williams by John S Bak( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Les paradoxes de l'engagement chez Tennessee Williams : les pièces des années trente by Valérie Systermans( )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cette thèse se propose d'appréhender le parcours du dramaturge américain Tennessee Williams en démontrant qu'il existe une authentique dimension engagée dans son œuvre. Ceci va à l'encontre de la critique traditionnelle qui tend à le dépeindre comme l'homme de la nostalgie et du rêve, le dramaturge apolitique du désir et des passions, en faisant abstraction du contexte idéologique. Or, Williams a commencé sa carrière dans les années trente comme écrivain protestataire en produisant de violentes pièces de dénonciation dans la tradition du théâtre de gauche. L'analyse de ces pièces écrites entre 1936 et 1938 - Candles to the Sun, Fugitive Kind, Spring Storm et Not About Nightingales - permet de rendre intelligible le parcours d'un dramaturge qui s'est toujours défini comme un révolutionnaire et revendique sa conscience sociale comme l'élément déterminant de son œuvre. Dans ces pièces, il intègre les stratégies formelles du théâtre de gauche comme le réalisme révolutionnaire ou l'esthétique du Front Populaire tout en créant des œuvres atypiques qui se distinguent de la production de l'époque. Préférant l'ambiguïté à des messages clairs ou didactiques, il inscrit ses premiers écrits sous le signe de la non clôture et joue avec les mécanismes identificatoires. Théâtre de l'émotionnel, son théâtre parait être à l'opposé de celui de Brecht. Pourtant son impact est souvent remarquablement similaire. C'est finalement en théorisant le phénomène des identifications fluctuantes que l'on peut comprendre la manière dont Williams s'approprie les fondements du théâtre de Brecht en en transposant les structures stéréoscopiques. Ceci nous conduit à redéfinir l'engagement au théâtre
 
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