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Béchamel, Jhanvi C. Ramaiya Apr 2017

Béchamel, Jhanvi C. Ramaiya

Student Publications

"In fluid, confident prose, this essay deftly moves through fascinating historical background on one of the ‘mother sauces’ and into a story of mother-to-daughter education before turning its focus to a story of learning through a blend of past teachings and independent experiences.” - Elissa Washuta, Author, Judge for the Virginia Woolf Essay Prize


Souvenir, Kathryn Rhett Nov 2014

Souvenir, Kathryn Rhett

Gettysburg College Faculty Books

A collection of autobiographical essays

Souvenir, a collection of autobiographical essays rooted in the present, investigates travel, staying put, and how it is that our experience of being here right now includes so much of being elsewhere at another time. Rhett reconciles present to past in serious encounters with birth and death, alongside lighter observations. In a world that makes no sense except the sense we make of it, Souvenir plays with the dynamics of home and away to represent the fullness of daily life. [From the publisher]


On Loss, Abigail E. Ferguson May 2014

On Loss, Abigail E. Ferguson

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Red Rose, Sara Lauren Purifoy Apr 2013

Red Rose, Sara Lauren Purifoy

Student Publications

Red Rose follows the narrator’s innermost thoughts and feelings of abruptly being immersed into a culture very different from her own. While hiking with her brother, a second year environmental Peace Corps volunteer, to visit the home and garden of a Nicaraguan native, she reflects on the changes she sees in her brother and her inability to communicate in a foreign country. She struggles to overcome her feelings of linguistic isolation while still being fascinated by the culture around her. The piece ends on a lovely image of universal understanding.


Cold And Calculating, Kathryn E. Slezak Apr 2013

Cold And Calculating, Kathryn E. Slezak

Student Publications

This nonfiction essay investigates the relationship between eye contact and power in different situations. It brings up the idea that animals and humans are less different than often thought to be, and how body language is transcendent. It uses this underlying theme to investigate the author’s changing relationship with her father.


Everything, Hannah M. Frantz Apr 2013

Everything, Hannah M. Frantz

Student Publications

This is a memoir piece that details a tumultuous period in my life between departing for my study abroad experience in Rwanda and Uganda, struggling with what I encountered there, and then attempting to reintegrate into the same life prior to my departure. Specifically, it focuses on my time in northern Uganda, and a women I met in an IDP (internal displaced persons) camp who really made me think about what my role should be both there and at home. This piece explores a number of themes including guilt, blame, and, ultimately, a certain amount of forgiveness.


Just Another Girl, Julia D. Marshella Apr 2013

Just Another Girl, Julia D. Marshella

Student Publications

A non-fiction piece that explores the causes of the author’s depression while in college. While she is able to pinpoint specific events that have led to her unhappiness, she realizes that accepting her life in spite of these obstacles will allow her to move forward.


Snap, Krista L. Mccormick Jan 2013

Snap, Krista L. Mccormick

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Shake It Out, Christina M. Gallo Jan 2013

Shake It Out, Christina M. Gallo

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Your Life As A Minority At Gettysburg College, Margaret J. Johnson Jan 2013

Your Life As A Minority At Gettysburg College, Margaret J. Johnson

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Ashes, Matthew Haines Jan 2013

Ashes, Matthew Haines

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The One That Got Away, Jeremiah D. Johnston Jan 2013

The One That Got Away, Jeremiah D. Johnston

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Untitled, Sarah A. Turner Jan 2013

Untitled, Sarah A. Turner

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


A Painful "Yet To Be", Joshua R. Granberry Jan 2013

A Painful "Yet To Be", Joshua R. Granberry

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Ross Adams: The Moment Of, Stephen Lin Jan 2013

Ross Adams: The Moment Of, Stephen Lin

The Mercury

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 ...


Breathless Sleep, Karl O. Utermohlen Jan 2012

Breathless Sleep, Karl O. Utermohlen

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Stalling On The Bottom, Erin N. Gallagher Jan 2012

Stalling On The Bottom, Erin N. Gallagher

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Crash, Amanda C. Kreuter Jan 2012

The Crash, Amanda C. Kreuter

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


What Are The Odds?, Kristyn M. Turner Jan 2012

What Are The Odds?, Kristyn M. Turner

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Culture Shock, Rachel E. Ciniewicz Jan 2012

Culture Shock, Rachel E. Ciniewicz

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Flipped, Mariah A. Wirth Jan 2012

Flipped, Mariah A. Wirth

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Lessons Learned From The World's Oldest Dad, Rebecca L. Johnson Jan 2012

Lessons Learned From The World's Oldest Dad, Rebecca L. Johnson

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


For Elise, Victoria J. Reynolds Jan 2012

For Elise, Victoria J. Reynolds

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


Addiction For Dummies, Anthony Mccomiskey Jan 2012

Addiction For Dummies, Anthony Mccomiskey

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Trouble With Empathy, Morgan H. Marianelli Jan 2012

The Trouble With Empathy, Morgan H. Marianelli

The Mercury

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 ...


Ms-086: Kathrine Kressmann Taylor (Rood) Papers, Catherine Q. Perry Jul 2007

Ms-086: Kathrine Kressmann Taylor (Rood) Papers, Catherine Q. Perry

All Finding Aids

The Kathrine Kressmann Taylor (Rood) collection consists of materials relating to her writing career, 1938-1978. These primarily include several versions of typed manuscripts, editions of the journals or magazines in which Taylor (Rood’s) stories appeared, several editions of her books, articles, and book reviews.

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. More information about our collections can be found on our website http://www.gettysburg.edu/special_collections/collections/.


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 ...