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Bak, John S.

Overview
Works: 15 works in 69 publications in 3 languages and 4,572 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings  Film adaptations  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, 956, 958, Opponent, Contributor
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 1,125 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 995 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 870 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 660 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 360 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

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

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
The theatre of Tennessee Williams by Brenda Murphy( )

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

Cover-Page -- Half-Title -- Series -- Dedication -- Title -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- A Note on Texts -- 1 The 1930s' Plays (1936-1940) -- Williams in the Thirties -- A Literary Bohemia: The Magic Tower -- "Group consciousness": Candles to the Sun -- "The Sensitive non-conformist individual": Fugitive Kind -- The Lure of Escape: Not About Nightingales -- Sexual Confusion: Spring Storm -- An Escape for the Wild of Heart: Stairs to the Roof -- 2 Battle of Angels and Orpheus Descending (1939-1941 and 1957) -- "The sensitive, non-conformist individual": Battle of Angels -- The Artist in Hell: Orpheus Descending -- 3 The Glass Menagerie (1942-1945) -- 4 Summer and Smoke and Eccentricities of a Nightingale (1945-1948 and 1964) -- Emotional Paralysis: Summer and Smoke -- "The different and odd and lonely": Eccentricities of a Nightingale -- 5 A Streetcar Named Desire (1945-1947) -- 6 The Rose Tattoo and Camino Real (1951 and 1946-1953) -- Modern Fabliau: The Rose Tattoo -- Romantics in the Real World: Camino Real -- 7 Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1951-1955) -- 8 Suddenly Last Summer and Sweet Bird of Youth (1953-1959) -- "This hideous story": Suddenly Last Summer -- "The enemy, time": Sweet Bird of Youth -- 9 The Night of the Iguana (1940-1948 and 1959-1961) -- 10 The Later Plays (1961-1983) -- "Stoned Age" -- The Artist Plays -- Grotesque Metaphor: The Gnädiges Fräulein -- "Ghost play": Clothes for a Summer Hotel -- Bohemians and Misfits -- "The wayward and deformed": The Mutilated -- Fragile Community: Small Craft Warnings -- Memory -- From Innocence to Experience: Vieux Carré -- "Double exposure": Something Cloudy, Something Clear -- Critical Perspectives -- All in the Timing: The Meanings of Streetcar in 1947 and 1951 -- A Broken Romance: Tennessee Williams and America's Mid-Century Theatre Culture
Regards croisés sur le monde anglophone( )

in French 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

 
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