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From The Shire To The Somme: Comparing Military Themes In The Hobbit And Up To Mamtez, Alexander M. Remington Oct 2019

From The Shire To The Somme: Comparing Military Themes In The Hobbit And Up To Mamtez, Alexander M. Remington

Student Publications

The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien, tells the story of the titular Bilbo Baggins who goes on an adventure to help a band of dwarves retake their home from a dragon. Throughout the adventure, Bilbo and the dwarves endure many hardships similar to those of a British soldier fighting on the western front in the First World War. These hardships are especially comparable to Llewelyn Wyn Griffith's World War One experience described in his book Up to Mametz. Military themes of enforced adventure, constant and escalating danger, comradeship, and the devastation of war can also be found in ...


A Sign, Rachel M. Crowe Oct 2018

A Sign, Rachel M. Crowe

Student Publications

"A Sign" is a narrative about the experience of grief and how relationships are strengthened by shared experience. It tells the story of two different women who come together and inhabit a space of mutual understanding in the wake of their mother's death.


The Ones Who Walk Away From The Ocean, Katia D. Rubinstein Oct 2016

The Ones Who Walk Away From The Ocean, Katia D. Rubinstein

Student Publications

When a mermaid mysteriously appears on the shore of a Northern island, the town's children become enthralled with the newfound mythic creature, while the adults become wary and untrusting.


The Disappearance Of The Hms Umbra, Francesca M. Costa Apr 2016

The Disappearance Of The Hms Umbra, Francesca M. Costa

Student Publications

A sailor aboard the HMS Umbra has a strange run-in with an ominous fog that won't lift. As the days drag by, the weather is the least of his problems.


Karma, Jhanvi C. Ramaiya Apr 2016

Karma, Jhanvi C. Ramaiya

Student Publications

A short story about a woman, Indira, who undergoes a formative transformation in her understanding of Karma as she flees her mother's home, and finds her own with her three daughters.


Wilderness, Kathryn E. Bucolo May 2014

Wilderness, Kathryn E. Bucolo

Celebration

The collection of short stories I have written focuses on how people process (or do not process) tragedy, especially as related to themes of grief, memory, and faith. Most of the stories I have written are dysfunctional narratives in that they do not necessarily provide solid conclusions or solutions for the characters or readers, reflecting current trends in literature to move away from the didactic and moralistic in favor of the ambiguous and unstable, the hopeless and sorrowful. In "Wilderness", one of the pieces I wrote for my collection, Robert struggles with the death of his wife when he realizes ...


The Rose Peddler, Victoria J. Reynolds Jan 2013

The Rose Peddler, Victoria J. Reynolds

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Ride Home, Elizabeth C. Williams Jan 2013

The Ride Home, Elizabeth C. Williams

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Sketchpad Of Carl Smithson, Emily A. Francisco Jan 2013

The Sketchpad Of Carl Smithson, Emily A. Francisco

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Chamber, Kira J. Mason Jan 2013

The Chamber, Kira J. Mason

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Poseidon, Rachel E. Barber Jan 2013

Poseidon, Rachel E. Barber

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


A Clean Slate, Meghan E. O'Grady Jan 2013

A Clean Slate, Meghan E. O'Grady

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


R.A., Fred G. Leebron Dec 2012

R.A., Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


The Diener, Rachel W. Wynn Jan 2012

The Diener, Rachel W. Wynn

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Untitled, Tucker R. Pope Jan 2012

Untitled, Tucker R. Pope

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Swallowed Glass, Chandra R. Kirkland Jan 2012

Swallowed Glass, Chandra R. Kirkland

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Threads Of Time, Rebecca L. Johnson Jan 2012

The Threads Of Time, Rebecca L. Johnson

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Broken Plate, Michael J. Plunkett Jan 2012

Broken Plate, Michael J. Plunkett

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Why I Hate Parties, Thomas Z. Neufeld Jan 2012

Why I Hate Parties, Thomas Z. Neufeld

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Sanskrit Arms, Kathryn E. Bucolo Jan 2012

Sanskrit Arms, Kathryn E. Bucolo

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Lightning Strike, Katelyn M. Quirin Jan 2012

The Lightning Strike, Katelyn M. Quirin

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Exchange Student, Fred G. Leebron Jan 2011

The Exchange Student, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Out Cold, Fred G. Leebron Jul 2010

Out Cold, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

Walter had just completed his five-mile route on the treadmill and was headed from the gym to his car in a nearby parking lot - he was in fact circumnavigating a field on which a few idiotic teenagers were kicking a soccer ball at a field hockey goal, so as not to approach near their game - when he was struck in the side and back of his head by something large and forceful and solid and round, and it sent his glasses flying from his face and his bright white tennis cap skittering from his head and it flattened him on ...


Ms-058: Nancy Springer Papers, Class Of 1970, Meggan D. Smith Jun 2004

Ms-058: Nancy Springer Papers, Class Of 1970, Meggan D. Smith

All Finding Aids

This collection consists largely of manuscripts of Nancy Springer's earlier novels, dating from 1977 to 1987. Although the vast majority of the manuscripts are typed with handwritten corrections, the collection does contain the first draft of The Golden Swan written entirely in Nancy Springer’s hand. Also included are printer’s galleys, readers proofs, and three of Springer’s books published in Japanese.

Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids are discovery tools used to describe and provide access to our holdings. Finding aids include historical and biographical information about each collection in addition to inventories of their content ...


We Are Not Friends, Fred G. Leebron Jan 2001

We Are Not Friends, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

There is something about the way the phone rings that lets you know it's Them - a kind of glitter in the chime, a certain je ne sais quoi to the cadence, which seems to skip a beat as if it can't believe that They are calling. You pick up, heart throbbing, getting ready to move your mouth, a sly frisson of sweat striking your palms.

"They asked me to call," Their assistant says. "They want you at the house next Thursday. And then you'll all go somewhere. A plane will be involved. You'll want to bring ...


Jefferson In Central Pennsylvania, Fred G. Leebron Jul 2000

Jefferson In Central Pennsylvania, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


My Psychologist, My Psychiatrist, Fred G. Leebron Aug 1997

My Psychologist, My Psychiatrist, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

I could not distinguish between them except by what we did. I was ten, then eleven. I would not ride the school bus. I always slunk home saying I missed it. I made my mother come to school with me every day, and sit in the lobby so I could wave to her during recess and class changes. In the evenings my father would come home from work, hear my mother's report, and storm upstairs, his weight pounding on the hardwood steps. I would be out of breath with crying, my head in the pillow, waiting to feel what ...


Hotel Room With My Brother, Fred G. Leebron Oct 1994

Hotel Room With My Brother, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Lovelock, Fred G. Leebron Oct 1993

Lovelock, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

Presents a short story about Benjamin Scott, an ex-convict whose life turned a different course after a one-night stand with a retarded woman in Lovelock, Nevada. Promise of a job in San Francisco; Memories of traveling from state to state to get to his destination; Meeting Ana and her sister Lisa; Feelings of guilt for sleeping with Ana; Apologizing to the sisters; Decision to follow Ana to San Diego.


Résumé, Fred G. Leebron Oct 1993

Résumé, Fred G. Leebron

English Faculty Publications

I sat at the back of a pale classroom and watched my father teach. "Creative Inspiration," my father lectured, "is what you have as soon as you are born and the doctor slaps you on your bottom. That first cry, because you're hungry or tired or just glad to be breathing, is your first creative inspiration." I leaned back in my chair to ease the heat rising in my face. "Incidentally," my father said, grinning at the under graduates, "I've read the Sexual Harassment pamphlet, and I want you all to know I don't slap bottoms." [excerpt]