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Gettysburg College

2013

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Our National Shame, Christopher R. Fee Dec 2013

Our National Shame, Christopher R. Fee

English Faculty Publications

I spend a lot of time with my students working at soup kitchen and homeless shelters, and each winter, when it gets really cold and dark, my thoughts more often turn back to Dick. Dick died on Jan. 31, 1988. He was a veteran who served in Germany in the 1950s and was a graduate of St. John's University in New York, where his father has been an Engligh professor.

Dick had completed most of the work for his MBA during a career which included positions at Procter & Gamble, Federated Department Stores, and National Cash Register. At the time ...


Larry Marschall, Professor Of Physics, Musselman Library, Laurence A. Marschall Dec 2013

Larry Marschall, Professor Of Physics, Musselman Library, Laurence A. Marschall

Next Page

In this issue of Next Page, Professor of Physics Larry Marschall tells us about the many influential authors (and a musician!) who inspired everything from his career path, to his political involvement and how he raised his children.


Megan Adamson Sijapati, Associate Professor Of Religious Studies, Musselman Library, Megan Adamson Sijapati Nov 2013

Megan Adamson Sijapati, Associate Professor Of Religious Studies, Musselman Library, Megan Adamson Sijapati

Next Page

In this new Next Page offering, Associate Professor of Religious Studies Megan Adamson Sijapati divulges her old school methods of keeping track of what to read next, as well as which book recently replaced Steinbeck's East of Eden as her go-to book for giving as a gift.


Michael Birkner, Franklin Professor Of The Liberal Arts And Professor Of History, Musselman Library, Michael J. Birkner Oct 2013

Michael Birkner, Franklin Professor Of The Liberal Arts And Professor Of History, Musselman Library, Michael J. Birkner

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In the latest edition of Next Page, Franklin Professor of the Liberal Arts and Professor of History Michael Birkner shares why he connects with Richard Russo’s work and which amazing book he has given away as a gift in recent years (hint: it’s not an Eisenhower book!).


Ms-154: Eileen Spinelli Papers, Jenna E. Fleming Oct 2013

Ms-154: Eileen Spinelli Papers, Jenna E. Fleming

All Finding Aids

The collection consists mainly of materials used by Spinelli in the writing and publication processes of her books. Handwritten, typed, and word processed drafts from various stages of the books’ development are included. E-mail and written correspondence between Spinelli, publishers, and editors is also part of the collection. Several of the books were turned down by multiple publishing houses before being sold, and some manuscripts were never accepted at all. The electronic communication between the author and her editors provides insight into the complicated and lengthy process of revising childrens’ books for printing, as well as the task of choosing ...


“An Imperialism Of The Imagination”: Muslim Characters And Western Authors In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Robin K. Miller Oct 2013

“An Imperialism Of The Imagination”: Muslim Characters And Western Authors In The Nineteenth And Twentieth Centuries, Robin K. Miller

Student Publications

This paper specifically discusses the cultural attitudes that made writing fully realized Muslim characters problematic for Western authors during the 19th and 20th centuries and also how, through their writing, certain authors perpetuated these attitudes. The discussed authors and works include William Beckford's Vathek, Lord Byron's poem “The Giaour,” multiple short stories from the periodical collection Oriental Stories, one of Hergé's installments of The Adventures of Tintin, and E.M. Hull's novel The Sheik. Three “types” of Muslim characters emerge in these works: the good, the bad, and the white. All three reflect Western attitudes towards ...


John Commito, Professor Of Environmental Studies, Musselman Library, John A. Commito Oct 2013

John Commito, Professor Of Environmental Studies, Musselman Library, John A. Commito

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In this edition of Next Page, Professor of Environmental Studies John Commito reveals his love for all things Maine and why his neighbors don’t believe he reads half of what he says he does.


Shieldmaiden, Allison A. Taylor Oct 2013

Shieldmaiden, Allison A. Taylor

Student Publications

"Shieldmaiden" is a poem that examines J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings series from a feminist perspective, focusing on the character of Éowyn and her influence on female readers of Tolkien's novels.


Lessons In Tourism, Emily A. Francisco Oct 2013

Lessons In Tourism, Emily A. Francisco

Student Publications

A section poem in four parts that examines a number of experiences from the perspective of a female traveler, addressing themes such as dislocation of self, the remaking of identity, and the nature of female otherness within the global community.


The View From The Front, Kathryn M. Gittings Oct 2013

The View From The Front, Kathryn M. Gittings

Student Publications

A creative piece detailing the personal and public history of a small Pennsylvania town, specifically dealing with its crimes and their effect on the collective memory and atmosphere of the area.


Amy Dailey, Assistant Professor Of Health Sciences, Musselman Library, Amy B. Dailey Sep 2013

Amy Dailey, Assistant Professor Of Health Sciences, Musselman Library, Amy B. Dailey

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In this next edition of Next Page, Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Amy Dailey shares with us which article she recommends to students for a better understanding of the health care crisis in America along with her mild fascination with dystopian literature and books about mammograms.


Jack Ryan, Vice Provost, Musselman Library, Jack Ryan Sep 2013

Jack Ryan, Vice Provost, Musselman Library, Jack Ryan

Next Page

In this first edition of Next Page, Vice Provost Jack Ryan shares with us his reading habits, book recommendations, and which returning television show will likely soak up a solid eight hours of his reading time.


What Makes A Monster And What Makes A Man? Exploring The Relationship Between The Creator And The Creation In Three Gothic Novels, Veronica B. Rosenberger Apr 2013

What Makes A Monster And What Makes A Man? Exploring The Relationship Between The Creator And The Creation In Three Gothic Novels, Veronica B. Rosenberger

Student Publications

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray all tell tales of both men and monsters. Identifying which characters fit into which category, however, requires further analysis. Each story presents its own interpretation of the creation process pursued by very different creators and yielding very different creations. Victor Frankenstein is motivated by pride, scientific curiosity, and the hope of healing the human faults to build a huge creature out of corpse parts that becomes so ugly in life that no one can ...


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.


“Under The Seams Runs The Pain”: Four Greek Sources And Analogues For The Modern Monster In Anne Carson’S Autobiography Of Red, Joshua M. Carmel Apr 2013

“Under The Seams Runs The Pain”: Four Greek Sources And Analogues For The Modern Monster In Anne Carson’S Autobiography Of Red, Joshua M. Carmel

Student Publications

This work seeks to explore the monster figure in its evolution from the Classical to the contemporary literary canons. Using Geryon, a three-headed and red-hued monster, as the central figure and Carson’s 1998 verse novel Autobiography of Red, it evaluates the underpinnings of the alienated “other” and attempts to shed light on its role in modern society.


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.


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.


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.


Being [T]Here, Dustin B. Smith Feb 2013

Being [T]Here, Dustin B. Smith

English Faculty Publications

When you awoke from the dream, in your early thirties, you knew, as you’ve never known anything else in all your seventy-plus years, that what you’d found was real. The dream began with you sitting in a church, head bowed in prayer. Your eyes opened slowly, and you noticed that you were wearing brilliantly colored, beaded moccasins. You stood abruptly, pushed open the mahogany gate that separated the pew from the center aisle of the church, and began to run. The dream then proposed a seemingly endless and entirely quotidian set of difficulties in The City, and led ...


Theatre Of The Mind: Hardy The Dynasts And The Question Of Form, Suzanne J. Flynn Jan 2013

Theatre Of The Mind: Hardy The Dynasts And The Question Of Form, Suzanne J. Flynn

English Faculty Publications

This essay analyzes Hardy’s rarely discussed epic-drama, The Dynasts, especially in relation to trends in the early twentieth-century drama. Hardy’s work is a hybrid of epic, drama, and lyric and was, at the time, thought to be unstageable.


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

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Ashes, Matthew Haines Jan 2013

Ashes, Matthew Haines

The Mercury

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The Rose Peddler, Victoria J. Reynolds Jan 2013

The Rose Peddler, Victoria J. Reynolds

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.


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.


Untitled, Sarah A. Turner Jan 2013

Untitled, Sarah A. Turner

The Mercury

No abstract provided.


The Chamber, Kira J. Mason Jan 2013

The Chamber, Kira J. Mason

The Mercury

No abstract provided.