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Batavick, Frank

Works: 52 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 1,872 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Educational films  History  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Short films  Film adaptations  Drama  Comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 801.950904
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Most widely held works by Frank Batavick
Harold Bloom : critic in the active voice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 236 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 Pérez Torío of Pompeu Fabra University and Dr. Raffaele Pinto of the University of Barcelona
The legend of King Arthur in literature and popular culture( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 204 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 )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 199 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 the humanities in the 18th and 19th centuries. The writings of Holderlin, Emerson, Poe, Whitman, Byron, Wordsworth, and Keats, as well as the paintings of Turner and Goya and the music of Beethoven, are vibrantly presented. Scholars Susan Wolfson, professor of English at Princeton University; Rafael Argullol Murgados, director of the Institut Universitari de Cultura; Xavier Antich, professor of aesthetics at the Universitat de Girona; and David Reynolds, distinguished professor of English at Baruch College, CUNY, discuss the characteristics of this influential movement and its impact on contemporary culture. (53 minutes)
Respecting diversity in the classroom( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 172 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
The media's influence on the things we do( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication experts, psychologists and philosophers discuss aspects of mass media's influence on people's behavior and motivation
The drama of ancient Greece : from ritual to theater( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 77 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
Geoffrey Chaucer : Canterbury tales by Geoffrey Chaucer( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Expert commentators Dr. Christiania Whitehead and Dr. Peter Mack discuss the tradition of 14th century poetry, the General Prologue, Chaucer's social grouping of pilgrims and the themes they explore, and the poem as a reflection of medieval English society
Introducción a la literatura Española( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 18 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."
Shadow and substance( Visual )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 17 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
Open for business( Visual )

3 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
La generación del '27 = The generation of '27( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 13 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 the 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 Greguerías, 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
The three part man( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 12 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
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Romanticism : imagining freedom