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Batavick, Frank

Works: 49 works in 107 publications in 2 languages and 1,805 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Naval history  Drama  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Creator
Classifications: PN1997, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Frank Batavick
The legend of King Arthur in literature and popular culture( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 263 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. Tennyson₂s Idylls of the King, Twain₂s A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur₂s 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 culture₂s continuing infatuation with Arthur is explored
Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 244 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. The program amply demonstrates that Hurston truly had, as it said in her high school yearbook, 'A heart with room for every joy.'"--Films Media Group website
Romanticism imagining freedom( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 233 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 )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 199 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 164 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
Harold Bloom critic in the active voice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 147 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 media's influence on the things we do( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication experts, psychologists and philosophers discuss aspects of mass media's influence on people's behavior and motivation
Geoffrey Chaucer the Canterbury tales( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 82 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
The transformation age surviving a technology revolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 53 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 39 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
Oliver Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 35 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 34 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
Media interrupted the dissection of media in American culture( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophers, communication professors, and advertising executives discuss various aspects of the media's influence on American society
Glorias de la literatura española( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 20 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( 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
Shadow and substance( Visual )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lavine briefly outlines Plato's political philosophy. She then discusses how it was developed by exploring his theory of knowledge and his metaphysics. She concludes by summing up his political philosophy as the absolute rule by the well bred few who have the best knowledge
The three-part man( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 15 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates laboratory procedures for the production of monoclonal antibodies
Glorias de la literatura española( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in Spanish and held by 11 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."
La generación del '27( Visual )

2 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."
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Zora Neale Hurston a heart with room for every joy
Romanticism imagining freedomSexual stereotypes in the media