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Bak, John S.

Overview
Works: 14 works in 68 publications in 3 languages and 4,509 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Film adaptations  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, 956, 958, Opponent
Classifications: PS3545.I5365, 814.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John S Bak
Literary journalism across the globe : journalistic traditions and transnational influences by Soenke Zehle( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post/modern Dracula : from Victorian themes to postmodern praxis by John S Bak( )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Italian and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Post/modern Dracula" explores the postmodern in Bram Stoker's Victorian novel and the Victorian in Francis Ford Coppola's postmodern film to demonstrate how the century that separates the two artists binds them more than it divides them. What are the postmodern elements of Stoker's novel? Where are the Victorian traits in Coppola's film? Is there a postmodern gloss on those Victorian traits? And can there be a Victorian directive behind postmodernism in general? The nine essays compiled in t
Tennessee Williams and Europe : intercultural encounters, transatlantic exchanges by John S Bak( )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 859 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
Homo americanus : Ernest Hemingway, Tennessee Williams, and queer masculinities by John S Bak( )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 644 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
New selected essays : where I live by Tennessee Williams( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tennessee Williams : a literary life by John S Bak( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 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
British literature and spirituality : theoretical approaches and transdisciplinary readings( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le spectateur implicite dans le théâtre de Sam Shepard : les œuvres du Magic Theatre (1976- 1983) by Caroline Schlenker( )

1 edition published in 2016 in French and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Influencé par le monde artistique et théâtral qui se transformait autour de lui pendant les années soixante et soixante-dix, Shepard va expérimenter lors de sa résidence d'écriture au Magic Theatre, une nouvelle manière d'écrire le théâtre pour ses spectateurs, à travers la confrontation entre texte et scène, personnages et acteurs, action dramatique et performance.Comment lire alors les pièces de cette période? Notre thèse propose d'examiner comment l'acteur, le son, la performance et l'expérience sensorielle du spectateur, sont inscrits dans les textes de notre corpus. Notre travail vise à montrer, à travers la prépondérance intentionnelle de ces éléments dans le texte, comment le texte de Shepard ne s'adresse pas à un simple lecteur mais à un lecteur/spectateur. En effet, contrairement aux autres textes littéraires, le texte de théâtre trouve son actualisation sur scène. Le spectateur est donc celui qui construit le sens in fine de la pièce de théâtre. Notre thèse examine en quoi les pièces de Shepard doivent, pour être comprises, être en partie élucidées par la scène. Notre travail a comme objectif donc d'identifier des éléments scéniques inscrits dans le texte de théâtre et de proposer des outils opérationnels pour les décrire. Il s'agit d'élaborer les prémisses d'une théorie du spectateur implicite pour l'oeuvre de Shepard, dans le but de pouvoir étudier plus rigoureusement le programme de réception inscrit dans son oeuvre
Tennessee Williams by John S Bak( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Message : solo by John S Bak( Book )

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

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

1 edition published in 2014 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

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

The object of my thesis is to reconsider the critical studies on Tennessee Williams by focusing on the political dimension of his early work. This is done by analysing the protest plays he wrote in the 1930s: Candles to the Sun, Fugitive Kind, Spring Storm and Not about Nightingales. These seminal plays reveal a virtually unknown Tennessee Williams, committed to fighting social injustice. This discovery is all the more important as the dramatist is often portrayed as an apolitical writer and described as a poet of the flesh and a depictor of sexual instincts and conflicts. This approach challenges the conventional vision of Williams' literary ambitions by showing that he may have been more socially and even politically subversive than generally admitted. A careful reading of Williams' plays written in the thirties reveals that he closely followed the developments of left-wing theatre both in the choice of his subjects and of dramaturgical forms such as revolutionary realism or the aesthetics of the Popular Front. Still, he created original plays that went far beyond rigid formulaes or predictable plots. Because they propose no clearcut message, and through their permeating ambiguity and the feelings of empathy they trigger, these plays radically differ from the other productions of the period. Williams' theatre could be described as a theatre of emotions at the opposite of Brecht's theatre of alienation. However its impact is often remarkably similar. This can be explained by the phenomenon of fluctuating identifications that is Williams' way of absorbing Brecht's stereoscopic structures. This leads us to redefine the very principles of commitment in the theatre
Regards croisés sur le monde anglophone( )

in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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