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The Letters, Alicia Defonzo Apr 2018

The Letters, Alicia Defonzo

English Faculty Publications

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“You know, your grandmother only wrote me once during the war?” he says, sipping his scotch, staring out at the Chesapeake Bay which he can no longer see. I look at him with her eyes. It was the first I heard of it. He wouldn’t lie to me, but I wonder how this could be true.


France In June, Alicia Defonzo Jan 2017

France In June, Alicia Defonzo

English Faculty Publications

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Motion sickness bothered me since childhood, though Dad never believed me—thought I was faking for attention. Fits of sweat, the swaying, my nervous stomach would bloat and burn like the aftermath of a warm glass of expired milk. I’d start burping, pleading to my dad to crack a window, if I could only breathe. But he always kept them locked, ever the dictator. One day after school, it was too late, and projectile vomit splattered all over the leather interior of his light blue 1962 Buick Riviera. He occasionally opened the window an inch for me ...


Sarah Wills, Richard Goodman Feb 2013

Sarah Wills, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Foreword: Dead Wood And Rushing Water: Essays On Mormon Faith, Family And Culture, Terryl Givens Jan 2013

Foreword: Dead Wood And Rushing Water: Essays On Mormon Faith, Family And Culture, Terryl Givens

English Faculty Publications

The essay is a form particularly well suited for Mormon writers, for it blends a number of their cultural and religious imperatives. We are a confessional people, in both senses of the word. In keeping with Augustine’s principal employment of the term, we are committed to the public profession of our faith. Not merely as an act of evangelizing, but among the more reflective Saints, as an articulated meditation on our yearning for the divine, and a psalmic celebration of God’s gifts. We are also confessional in the more conventional sense: journal keeping, the informality of Mormon worship ...


To The Space Beside Me, Betsy Johnson-Miller Jan 2013

To The Space Beside Me, Betsy Johnson-Miller

English Faculty Publications

Read a short interview with the author at http://underthegumtree.com/2013/02/meet-the-author-betsy-johnson-2/


Community And Other Ordinary Miracles, Mara Faulkner Osb Jan 2013

Community And Other Ordinary Miracles, Mara Faulkner Osb

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Honey And Bread, Cynthia Northcutt Malone Oct 2012

Honey And Bread, Cynthia Northcutt Malone

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Jacob's Daughter, Betsy Johnson-Miller Jan 2012

Jacob's Daughter, Betsy Johnson-Miller

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Sanguine, Kathryn Rhett Jan 2012

Sanguine, Kathryn Rhett

English Faculty Publications

Health care in America: even my doctor lines up for the community multiphasic blood screening, rather than going to the regular lab.

It costs thirty-two dollars for the usual screen, plus ten dollars for thyroid, or PSA or B-12. The blood-drawing used to be held at the local rec park building. Now it’s at the county emergency services building, outside of town on a brand-new winding country road. They could just as well hold it at the public library, or firehouse, or agricultural center—any large room usable for voting, or the traveling reptile show, could be set up ...


Wait Six Months, Cynthia N. Malone Jul 2011

Wait Six Months, Cynthia N. Malone

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Chester And Me, Richard Goodman Jan 2011

Chester And Me, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Wayward, Kathryn Rhett Jan 2011

Wayward, Kathryn Rhett

English Faculty Publications

It’s hard to imagine, now, how it was that I took up with that boy in South Carolina, but facts are facts. William Buchanan Redmond was lawless and drawling, full of sideways glances and outrageous proposals. He went by Cannon.

One night on Hilton Head Island, where I was staying with a friend’s family (thanks to private school I had friends with houses on Nantucket, etcetera, though I lived in a modest house with my mother and sister that we were renovating to resell), he approached me at an outdoor concert. A guitarist was playing a sing-along rendition ...


Take The “A” Train, Richard Goodman Mar 2010

Take The “A” Train, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Hermit Of Croisset: Flaubert's Fiercely Enduring Perfectionism, Richard Goodman Sep 2009

The Hermit Of Croisset: Flaubert's Fiercely Enduring Perfectionism, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Ceiling Leak, Richard Goodman Jan 2009

The Ceiling Leak, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Staying Out Of The Clutches Of The Goddess: Heeding The Wisdom Of Tennessee Williams, Richard Goodman Oct 2008

Staying Out Of The Clutches Of The Goddess: Heeding The Wisdom Of Tennessee Williams, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


American Again In My Lai, Charles Waugh Jul 2008

American Again In My Lai, Charles Waugh

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Man In White, Richard Goodman Jan 2007

The Man In White, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Conception: A Personal History, Kathryn Rhett Oct 2006

Conception: A Personal History, Kathryn Rhett

English Faculty Publications

November 19 is Remembrance Day in Gettysburg, the day that Lincoln dedicated part of the battlefield as a cemetery for the Civil War dead in 1863. That year in July the dead lay on the battlefield, on the farmers’ fields planted with crops and in the summer-green woods where they had taken positions behind boulders and tree trunks. Some lay covered with dirt, and others just lay bare to the weather. When land for a cemetery was set aside, the townspeople moved the dead to proper graves.

As a citizen of Gettysburg more than a century later, I carry no ...


In Transit, Kathryn Rhett Apr 2006

In Transit, Kathryn Rhett

English Faculty Publications

There is the birthplace and there is the deathplace. We are in the deathplace. The deathplace is Bad Aibling, in southern Germany, just north of the Austrian border. To get here, we have driven through the Tyrol, the Italian-Austrian-German alpine region in which gingerbread houses stack up on the green slopes of valleys.

Bad Aibling sounds fitting for a deathplace, a bad place, though in fact “bad” means “bath.” As we drive on a two-lane road, we see cars parked in bunches on the grassy shoulder, and it seems people might be bathing, dipping their feet in the country creeks ...


A Big Wonderful Tree Falling Down, Richard Goodman Jan 2006

A Big Wonderful Tree Falling Down, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Beur Travel Writing: Tassadit Imache’S Algerie, Monika Siebert Jan 2006

Beur Travel Writing: Tassadit Imache’S Algerie, Monika Siebert

English Faculty Publications

The particular cultural positioning described as the beur predicament and often summed up in the phrase “belonging neither here nor there,” is clearly a result of French colonial history. As such, it hardly refers to subjects able or willing to assume the vantage point of the classic European travel narrative or to employ its poetics. Beurs are children of North African immigrants (primarily from Algeria, but also Morocco and Tunisia) who arrived in France after the Second World War to work in the developing auto industries. While entitled to French citizenship (born in pre-independence Algeria, their parents are French subjects ...


Our So-Called Illustrious Past, Kathryn Rhett Jan 2006

Our So-Called Illustrious Past, Kathryn Rhett

English Faculty Publications

I went to London not to see the queen, but to find the Dutch baronet from whom we were all descended. I went as my father and forefathers and foremothers had done, to turn the crackling pages of a parish register and put my finger on our name. I went with an image of Gualter de Raedt, a young Dutchman in 1660, boarding a ship to accompany Charles the Second back to England, where monarchy would be restored. The fleet of thirteen ships sailed from Schevinengen on a flat gray sea as fifty thousand people stood on the beach to ...


Homage To Cazzie Russell, Richard Goodman Jan 2005

Homage To Cazzie Russell, Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Writing The Lives Of Others: The Veterans Project, Sandra Young Jan 2003

Writing The Lives Of Others: The Veterans Project, Sandra Young

English Faculty Publications

This essay describes an advanced composition course in which the students studied the ethics, politics, history, and rhetorical strategies involved in writing the lives of others. The heart of the course was a service-learning project that introduced college juniors and seniors to veterans of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. The students interviewed, wrote brief biographies, and transcribed the wartime stories of a group of veterans from a local American Legion post and its women’s auxiliary. The stories were collected in a volume made available to local American Legion posts, veterans hospitals, and libraries in Connecticut.


French Dirt (Prologue And Chapter One), Richard Goodman Jan 2002

French Dirt (Prologue And Chapter One), Richard Goodman

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


On Their Own: Female Correspondents In Vietnam, Joyce Hoffmann Jan 1998

On Their Own: Female Correspondents In Vietnam, Joyce Hoffmann

English Faculty Publications

Women went to Vietnam as war correspondents in unprecedented numbers in the 1960s and early 1970s. A combination of intellectual curiosity, professional longings to be at the center of a big story and a simple lust for adventure drew women to the jungles of Southeast Asia, just as those same urges had long drawn men to the spectacle of war. For a decade and a half, women begged, cajoled or simply paid their own way to Vietnam. Together they transformed the role of women as war correspondents from an aberration to a norm. But very few of them were acknowledged ...


On Becoming A Greek Poet, Charles Hartman Jan 1998

On Becoming A Greek Poet, Charles Hartman

English Faculty Publications

Presents the essay `On Becoming a Greek Poet,' which deals with experiences in teaching poetry in Athens, Greece.


Breaking Into Print With Feature Articles, Ralph L. Corrigan Nov 1993

Breaking Into Print With Feature Articles, Ralph L. Corrigan

English Faculty Publications

If you are anxious to get started as a published writer but don't know where to begin, feature articles for newspapers provide an ideal way to break into print.