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Batavick, Frank

Works: 49 works in 106 publications in 2 languages and 1,835 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Naval history  Drama 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Frank Batavick
Romanticism imagining freedom ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 243 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 Hölderlin, Emerson, Poe, Whitman, Byron, Wordsworth and Keats, as well as the paintings of Turner and Goya and the music of Beethoven, are vibrantly presented
Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 242 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 exquisite narrative talent. This 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. The program demonstrates that Hurston truly had, as it said in her high school yearbook, "A heart with room for every joy."
The legend of King Arthur in literature and popular culture ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 209 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
Respecting diversity in the classroom ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 207 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 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Media specialists define sexual stereotypes and discuss how it does or does not reflect societal reality and how it influences society
The media's influence on the things we do ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Communication experts, psychologists and philosophers discuss aspects of mass media's influence on people's behavior and motivation
Harold Bloom critic in the active voice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 118 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. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. (60 minutes)
Geoffrey Chaucer the Canterbury Tales ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Written in the 14th century, The Canterbury Tales has stood the test of time as a landmark in the development of English literature. This innovative "frame story" owes its classic standing and impact to the diversity both of the narrators and of the styles of tales they tell. In this program, expert commentators Dr. Christiania Whitehead and Dr. Peter Mack, both of the University of Warwick, discuss the tradition of 14th-century poetry, the General Prologue, Chaucer's social grouping of the pilgrims and the themes they explore, and the poem as a reflection of Medieval English society. Dramatic reenactments of the pilgrims on horseback and numerous period images help bring the tales to life
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
The English Civil Wars ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of the 17th-century struggle between Parliamentarian and Royalist forces, which led to the execution of King Charles I and a brief period of republican government. With animated maps, brief excerpts of reenactments, and analysis by four military historians
Oliver Cromwell ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Parliamentarian, Puritan soldier, treasonous regicide, Lord Protector of England: Oliver Cromwell was all of these things, and this program scrutinizes his eventful life against the turbulent backdrop of 17th-century English political unrest
The Armada, 1588 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 35 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
William Faulkner ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The writer who best represents 20th century Southern narrative led an existence every bit as colorful and dramatic as his fictional sagas. This program beautifully recounts William Faulkner's life and the great literary works it produced, exploring his affinity for the tragic and whimsical aspects of a decaying, racially fractured South. Beginning with the author's birth in New Albany, Mississippi, the video describes his early military and romantic ambitions, his family life, alcoholism, and stints in Hollywood, and his eventual garnering of the Nobel Prize, Pulitzer Prize, and National Book Award, all within the framework of his vast literary output. Summaries of major Faulkner novels, including Soldier's Pay, Sartoris, The Sound and the Fury, As I Lay Dying, Sanctuary, Light in August, and Absalom, Absalom! highlight the author's recurring themes of loss, faded glory, and dignity in the face of mortality. Passages from several works are read aloud and displayed visually as text
Glorias de la literatura española ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 24 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 20 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 )
4 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Series provides training for persons considering entrepreneurship as a career choice
The three-part man ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lavine discusses Plato's philosophy of moral behavior. Presentation includes views of morality by Plato's contemporaries, Plato's tripartite theory of the self, and a comparison of this theory with Freud's concept of the id, ego and superego. political system
Monoclonal antibodies ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Demonstrates laboratory procedures for the production of monoclonal antibodies
The Transformation age surviving a technology revolution with Robert X. Cringely ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bob Cringley discusses how information technology has and will change are lives in the 21st century
Glorias de la literatura española ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title examines the period of the Second Republic in 1936 and the Spanish army's mutiny that marked the beginning of a bitter civil war that lasted three years and cost one million Spanish lives. Dramatic readings are from those poets and prose writers who captured the period in their works: Rafael Alberti's "Romancero general de la guerra," Antonio Machado's "Muerte de un niño Herido", José Maria Pemán's "De ellos es el mundo and Poema de la bestia y el angel", and Miguel Hernández' "Viento del pueblo."
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English (64)
Spanish (3)