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Batavick, Frank

Overview
Works: 56 works in 116 publications in 2 languages and 1,840 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biography  Biographical films  Short films  Naval history 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 801.950904
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Most widely held works by Frank Batavick
Zora Neale Hurston : heart with room for every joy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer of novels, short stories, folktales, plays, and essays, Zora Neale Hurston combined a hunger for research and a desire to penetrate the deepest of popular beliefs with a truly exquisite narrative talent. This illuminating biography of Hurston -- a compelling story of a free spirit who achieved national prominence yet died in obscurity -- examines the rich legacy of her writings, which include Mules and Men, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Tell My Horse, and Dust Tracks on a Road. Interviews with Lucy Anne Hurston, Zora's niece and author of the biography Speak, So You Can Speak Again, and with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., W.E.B. DuBois professor of the Humanities at Harvard University, are featured
Harold Bloom : critic in the active voice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his assault on New Criticism to his salvos against the "school of resentment," literary scholar Harold Bloom has fused an eloquent defense of the western canon with insightful analysis and a rebel's penchant for controversy. This imaginative program, the first-ever documentary on Bloom's far-reaching contributions to literary criticism, ushers viewers through the complex world of his writings, ideas, influences, and impact. Presenting extensive commentary from Bloom himself, the film also features detailed interviews with the renowned Sir Frank Kermode, a long-time colleague and sometime rival of Bloom's, and The New School's Dr. Nicholas Birns, literary critic and former student of both Bloom and Kermode. Academics who have studied Bloom's career-including Dr. Xavier Perez Torio of Pompeu Fabra University and Dr. Raffaele Pinto of the University of Barcelona-are also included
The legend of King Arthur in literature and popular culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes the promise of Camelot still resonate in the 21st century? In this program, Barbara and Alan Lupack, authors of King Arthur in America and Arthurian Literature by Women; Debra Mancoff, author of The Arthurian Revival in Victorian Art; and Kevin J. Harty, author of King Arthur on Film, New Essays on Arthurian Cinema, discuss the enduring fascination with King Arthur in Britain and America since the Victorian era. Tennyson's Idylls of the King, Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites, and writings of John Steinbeck, T.H. White, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and others are featured. In addition, Hollywood and pop culture's continuing infatuation with Arthur is explored
Romanticism : imagining freedom( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rebellious artist, the attraction to the dark side, love and death, and the primacy of nature--all of these are themes that suffused the artistic and ideological revolution known as Romanticism. This program vividly conveys how new ways of thinking and seeing reshaped writing, painting, and music during the 19th century, and discuss the characteristics of this influential movement and its continuing impact on contemporary culture
Respecting diversity in the classroom( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professional development program designed to help educators address the issue of multicultural education, with strategies to help develop multicultural curricula as well as help integrate multicultural education into an existing curriculum
Sexual stereotypes in the media( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than ever before, Americans are being bombarded--and acculturated--by the media, and only discerning individuals will recognize the sexual biases that all too often are a part of each day's worth of information and entertainment. This program focuses on identifying and looking beyond categorical stereotypes of women, men, gays, and lesbians"--Container
The Legend of Arthur in literature and popular culture( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes the promise of Camelot still resonate in the 21st century? In this program, Barbara and Alan Lupack, authors of King Arthur in America and Arthurian Literature by Women; Debra Mancoff, author of The Arthurian Revival in Victorian Art; and Kevin J. Harty, author of King Arthur on Film, New Essays on Arthurian Cinema, discuss the enduring fascination with King Arthur in Britain and America since the Victorian era. Tennyson's Idylls of the King, Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, paintings of the Pre-Raphaelites, and writings of John Steinbeck, T.H. White, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and others are featured. In addition, Hollywood and pop culture's continuing infatuation with Arthur is explored
The media's influence on the things we do( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with a concise history of the media, this program explores the effects of TV and other information and entertainment sources on personal attitudes and actions as well as on public opinion. The impact of how appearance, language, and behavior are portrayed is considered. Tips on becoming a more critical viewer are included"--Container
Greek drama : from ritual to theater( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Greek theater from ancient harvest rites to the golden age of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes. Key scenes from 'Antigone', 'Oedipus Tyrranus', 'Medea', and 'Lysistrata' show how these works remain relevant by exploring the timeless themes of honor, class, gender, sexuality, and politics. Essential concepts such as catharsis, hamartia, and the use of masks and a chorus are discussed
The transformation age : surviving a technology revolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With observations and comments from real world technology and business pioneers, and the wit and wisdom of host Robert X. Cringely, THE TRANSFORMATION AGE looks at the boundless opportunities and the overwhelming challenges in this new age of discovery and constant change"--Container
Warwick history videos by Robin Clifton( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM: Disc one provides a comprehensive introduction to some of the events of the English Civil War. It contains video features, supporting text, illustrations and engravings. Disc two includes the whole text of the first four volumes of S.R. Gardiner's History of the Civil War
The Armada, 1588( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Outwitted and outmaneuvered by Lord Howard of Effingham and Sir Francis Drake and thwarted by the weather as well, the Duke of Medina Sidonia's once almighty Armada returned to Spain in defeat, signaling the end of Spanish naval supremacy. This program analyzes the political and military aspects of Philip II's attempted invasion of England through expert commentary, battle maps, and reenactments involving the personalities and the ships that made this conflict a watershed in European history"--Container
Oliver Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the tumultuous times of Oliver Cromwell and history's ultimate verdict - villain or hero?
Introduction to Spanish literature( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Characterized by expressions of individuality, popularismo, criticism, stoicism, humor, piety, and dignity, the literature of Spain spans ten centuries, includes some of history's most significant writers, and contains landmark works of every major literary genre. This program provides an overview of Iberian history as it relates to Spanish literature. The formation of regional tongues and their importance in the cultural life of Spain are discussed, with an emphasis on the three languages that, apart from Castilian, are most in evidence today: Catalan, Gallego, and Basque, or Euskera. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Rosalía de Castro's "Cantares Gallegos," Miguel de Unamuno's "Alma Vasca," Salvador Espriu's "La Piel de Toro," and Eduardo Pondal's "Yo Nací en la Pequeña Ponteceso."
Open for business by International Space Station Teleconference( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series provides training for persons considering entrepreneurship as a career choice
Shadow and substance( Visual )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program covers Plato, considered the synthesizer of the previous conflicting philosophies of the Greek world, as well as the pre-Socratic philosophers Heraclitus and Parmenides, and the Sophists
The three-part man( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program covers Plato vs. the Sophists; Plato's immutable ideas vs. contemporary cultural and ethical relativism; and Plato's ethics. Included is his theory of the tripartite soul, and its relation to contemporary psychology, especially Freud
Monoclonal antibodies by EBS Trust( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates laboratory procedures for the production of monoclonal antibodies
The Generation of '27( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the heart of the Generation of '27 lies experimentation with a host of popular artistic as well as political "isms" including neo-Gongorism, Ultraism, Creationism, Surrealism, socialism, and communism. In this program, renowned experts profile key members of this post-World War I group. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Luis Cernuda's Donde Habite el Olvido, Rafael Alberti's "Cita Triste de Charlot," Ramón Gómez de la Serna's Flor de Greguerìas, Pedro Salinas's La Voz a Ti Debida, and Federico García Lorca's Romancero Gitano, Bodas de Sangre, Poeta en Nueva York, and "Romance Sonámbulo."
Virtue is knowledge( Visual )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program covers Socrates' era from Athen's Golden Age to the defeat of democratic Athens by authoritarian Sparta in the Peloponnesian War. The program focusses on the Socratic Philosophy, the trial and death of Socrates (399 B.C.), Plato and the counter-revolutionary politics of defeated Athens
 
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