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Batavick, Frank

Overview
Works: 52 works in 117 publications in 2 languages and 1,816 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  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
Harold Bloom : critic in the active voice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 266 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
Zora Neale Hurston : a heart with room for every joy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 253 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 )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 238 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 )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 201 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
Sexual stereotypes in the media( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 153 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
Respecting diversity in the classroom( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 140 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 Legend of Arthur in literature and popular culture( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 103 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"--Container
The media's influence on the things we do( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication experts, psychologists and philosophers discuss aspects of mass media's influence on people's behavior and motivation
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. Scholarly commentary by Helene Foley of Barnard College, Jeffrey Henderson of Boston University, Princeton University's Robert Fagles, and Peter Meineck of NYU's Aquila Theatre Company emphasizes the vitality of classical drama and the essential role it played in the everyday lives of the ancient Greeks."--Container
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 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
The English Civil Wars by Michael Roulstone( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 29 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 23 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
Open for business by Communications Research Centre (Canada)( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Series provides training for persons considering entrepreneurship as a career choice
Introduction to Spanish literature( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 15 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 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 ..."--Container label
Shadow and substance( Visual )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 14 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
Literatura española en la posguerra = Spanish literature under dictatorship, 1940-1975( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, renowned experts explore the literature of the Franco era through the experiences of Ana María Matute and other writers who chose to stay in Spain after the Nationalist victory in 1939. Dramatic readings include excerpts from Camilo José Cela's La colmena, Luis Martín-Santos's Tiempo de silencio, Carmen Martín Gaite's Entre Visillos, Ballester's Don Juan, as well as from the works of Matute, Jaime Gil de Biedma, and José Angel Valente
Monoclonal antibodies by EBS Trust( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 11 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," Ramon Gomez de la Serna's Flor de Greguerias, Pedro Salinas's La Voz a Ti Debida, and Federico Garcia Lorca's Romancero Gitano, Bodas de Sangre, Poeta en Nueva York, and "Romance Sonambulo
The three-part man( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 10 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
 
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