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You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2019), Musselman Library Jul 2019

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2019), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. The result is You’ve Gotta Read This!—a booklet filled with fiction, nonfiction and film recommendations that we hope will offer a reading and viewing go-to list for the summer and beyond.

The 2019 collection has suggestions from 173 employees who offer 258 recommendations of favorite books, films, and television programs that will satisfy a wide range in reading and viewing tastes and genres.

This year’s booklet includes several special features. Two of our regular columnists return once again ...


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2018), Musselman Library Jul 2018

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2018), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. We hope to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read; or watch a memorable film.

With the 2018 collection, 102 employees offer 178 recommendations of favorite books, films, and television programs. These selections touch on everything from politics to romance.

We include several special features this year. Two of our regular columnists return once again: James Udden with his latest recommendations for the best film and TV, and ...


Emergent Fiction, Brandon Mcfarlane Jul 2017

Emergent Fiction, Brandon Mcfarlane

Publications and Scholarship

The sixty-four works of emergent fiction of 2015 evidence several noteworthy transitions in Canadian prose. While it is admittedly problematic to discuss the novels and collections of short stories as some form of unified whole, several patterns emerged that merit highlighting and demand critical attention because they represent new directions for Canadian fiction.

The texts mark the arrival of a new wave of literary experimentation that embraces risk-taking and the pursuit of novelty as fundamental characteristics of good art and great storytelling. The featured texts created wonderfully new ways to tell stories by inventing narrative techniques or breaking with generic ...


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2017), Musselman Library Jul 2017

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2017), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year, Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list. Our goal is to inspire students and the rest of our community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read.

With the 2017 collection, we again bring together recommendations from across our campus—the books, movies, TV shows, and podcasts that have meant something special to us over the past year. 118 faculty, administrators and staff offer up 218 recommendations.

We include five special features this year. Two of our regular columnists return once again: James Udden ...


Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida Apr 2017

Frida's Daughter, Myrta Vida

Theses

The purpose of my creative writing is to highlight a group of U.S. citizens still woefully underrepresented in literature proper: the Latinx middle class. I’m keenly interested in exploring Puerto Rican and first- and second-generation Latinx immigrant stories. Even though some of the experiences from these groups have been elegantly visited by writers such as Giannina Braschi, Sandra Cisneros, Junot Diaz, Julia Alvarez, and others, there are nuances to the Latinx middle class experience that are yet to be uncovered. Being stuck in the cultural, linguistic, socio-economic, and political middles in a country that has recently taken a ...


Walking In Waves, Sarah David Apr 2017

Walking In Waves, Sarah David

All NMU Master's Theses

The following thesis consists of a story collection, the majority of which are flash fiction pieces. The thesis consists of two sections. The first section, “Walking in Waves,” is composed of stories about familial relationships and the balancing act of motherhood. Some of these stories play with unique formats or degrees of speculative fiction. Many are rather lyrical in nature. The second section is a novella-in-flash; entitled “Tiny’s Jazz Magic,” this series of stories tells the tale of a woman and her young daughter in 1920’s Storyville, New Orleans.


The Cliff, Beatrice Ann Wedd Jan 2017

The Cliff, Beatrice Ann Wedd

Senior Projects Spring 2017

Senior Project submitted to The Division of Languages and Literature of Bard College.


Same In The Sea And Other Stories, Mary Grace Buckley Apr 2016

Same In The Sea And Other Stories, Mary Grace Buckley

Theses

This thesis is comprised of five novel chapters and two short stories that explore individuals’ interactions with their families and with the world around them. These interactions are not limited to physical interactions and verbal exchanges; they also include meditations on how the individual fits within the family and within the world at large. These stories also include interactions with the quirky, strange, and borderline fantastical as a way of displaying and relating to the individual’s feeling of personal strangeness by finding a similar strangeness in the outside world.


Comanche Boys, Benjamin D. Honea Jan 2016

Comanche Boys, Benjamin D. Honea

Theses and Dissertations--English

Comanche Boys is a novel that was written and revised during Benjamin Honea’s time at the University of Kentucky. The novel focuses on Brandon, who lives in rural southwest Oklahoma, and how the arrival of two people in his life, one old and one new, changes his future irrevocably. Taking place at the intersections of modern American and Native American life, the narrative explores history, culture, mythology, faith, despair, racism, poverty, vengeance, and justice. The struggles of the past and present, the lost and reclaimed, propel and pervade the lives of the characters.


Suburban Train: Part One Of A Novel, David E. Field Apr 2015

Suburban Train: Part One Of A Novel, David E. Field

Senior Theses and Projects

Part One of a novel titled Suburban Train, inspired by Dante Alighieri's Inferno. This contemporary remix focuses on a teenager named Skylar who runs away from his troubled past and finds himself in the capital city of Hell. Guided by his own Beatrice and Virgil analogues, Skylar undergoes a transformative journey to cleanse himself of past guilt and regret. Influences include Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, China Mieville, and others.


In Solidarity: Collaborations In Lgbtq+ Activism, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D., Kathryn L. Norsworthy Jan 2015

In Solidarity: Collaborations In Lgbtq+ Activism, Lisa M. Tillmann Ph.D., Kathryn L. Norsworthy

Faculty Publications

What follows is a fictional account. Our “characters” bear our real names; the other eight are composites of students we have taught and from whom we have learned; activists with whom we have worked; and staff, faculty, and administrators we have trained in venues such as Safe Zone. We portray our ally (Lisa)-lesbian (Kathryn) relationship this way for two reasons: one, we had not secured permission from real students, colleagues, or community members to represent their lives and experiences, and two, we seek a way to show our partnership, both personal and professional since 2000, in action. To each ...


Fiction Fix 16, April Gray Wilder, Jayshiro Tashiro, Christopher Stephen, Cathleen Calbert, Amanda Paulger, Van G. Garrett, Jane Zich, Di Jayawickrema, Josh Lamstein, Liz Dolan, Denise Mostacci Sklar, Holly Day, Erica W. Jamieson, Jack King, Meeah Williams, Glenn Erick Miller, Edward Hagelstein Oct 2014

Fiction Fix 16, April Gray Wilder, Jayshiro Tashiro, Christopher Stephen, Cathleen Calbert, Amanda Paulger, Van G. Garrett, Jane Zich, Di Jayawickrema, Josh Lamstein, Liz Dolan, Denise Mostacci Sklar, Holly Day, Erica W. Jamieson, Jack King, Meeah Williams, Glenn Erick Miller, Edward Hagelstein

Fiction Fix

No abstract provided.


The Canon, Spring 2014, Dordt College Apr 2014

The Canon, Spring 2014, Dordt College

Dordt Canon

  • Dangerous Shade by Jerusha Lynn Pimentel
  • Wrath by Mandy Faber
  • Splatter Series: 2 by Bridget Rowe
  • Regret by Emily Postma
  • When You Pass By by Elizabeth Riley
  • Kaleidoscope by Katie Griess
  • Little Things by Katie Griess
  • Energy Spill by Caitlin Bronkhorst
  • Violet Taren by Jerusha Lynn Pimentel
  • Dancing with Darian, Breathe Easy Tristen by Jennifer Allen
  • Arms by Sara De Waal
  • On the Corner of Reality and Imagination by Amanda Oberman
  • How to Choose the Perfect Watermelon by Kim Van der Giessen
  • The Flag I/Three Panes of Glass Above the Plain by Brett Jasper
  • The Flag II/Three Boys ...


Volume 4, Issue 2: Full Issue Mar 2014

Volume 4, Issue 2: Full Issue

Manuscripts

Full issue of the January 1937 issue of Manuscripts. Includes work by Wayne Hill, Margaret Pierson, Elizabeth Messick, Margaret Kendall, Mary Burrin, Grace Ferguson, Betty Richart, Charles Aufderheide, Dorothy Steinmeier, Mars B. Ferrell, Cathryn Smith, Ruth Marie Hamill, Phillipa Schreiber, Robert Ayers, Marguerite Ellis, Wilbur Elliot, Margaret Parrish, William Steinmetz, Glenn White, Jack Howard, Richard Joyce, Anne Horne, Dave Craycraft, Charles Hostetter, Ralph W. Morgan, Louise Ryman, Norman Bicking, Dorothy Schilling, Mildred Barnhill, and Marion Swann.


Compulse, Candise W. Henson Apr 2013

Compulse, Candise W. Henson

Student Publications

A short short story that looks at the details of a strange marriage between a minister with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and his pregnant wife as they attempt to exorcise five girls at a backwoods church camp.


A Native Vision Of Justice, Carole Goldberg Apr 2013

A Native Vision Of Justice, Carole Goldberg

Michigan Law Review

Although largely unheralded in its time, D'Arcy McNickle's The Surrounded has become a classic of Native American literature. When the University of New Mexico Press reissued the book in 1978, a year after McNickle's death, the director of Chicago's Newberry Library, Lawrence W. Towner, predicted (correctly) that it would "reach a far wider audience." Within The Surrounded are early stirrings of a literary movement that took flight several decades after the novel's first publication in the writings of N. Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Gerald Vizenor, among others. All of ...


I'M Nobody's Child, Kenneth Herrmann Feb 2013

I'M Nobody's Child, Kenneth Herrmann

Kenneth Herrmann

By Kenneth J. Herrmann, Jr.Fictional account of an abused child who, while not a delinquent, struck back through violence. The social workers who knew him were shocked, and the parents moved from the state with their children. The child welfare system which was partially responsible continued its routine work in its own bureaucratic manner. This story is told in order that others might be helped.--from the Introduction


Reason For Rejoice, Jennifer Karr Jan 2013

Reason For Rejoice, Jennifer Karr

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This collection of short stories features characters who face unexpected situations arising from ordinary circumstances. Most of the characters find themselves compelled to react in ways that may even surprise themselves. A young woman finds her first feeling of joy in a long time in the face of her mother’s possible death. Best friends recall their years spent doing drugs and ignoring responsibility. When a woman confronts her fear of sex, she finds herself literally in another world. Rather than sticking with one form, several stories depart from traditional structures. One flash fiction piece is told in the first-person ...


Hit: A Novella, Hannah Mccarthy Jul 2012

Hit: A Novella, Hannah Mccarthy

Undergraduate Honors Theses

A novella of historical fiction examining the personal lives of Irish mob members during the Boston Irish Mob War.


The Casualty Of Home, Molly Koeneman May 2011

The Casualty Of Home, Molly Koeneman

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Casualty of Home is a novel-in-stories focusing largely on the displacement felt due to situation or family. Often, members of a family have trouble making connections with each other, for each has its own thoughts, desires and expectations. Still, they have something rudimentary in common: blood. Because they are related, family members are inclined to care for individuals they might not even know, much less love. Spanning three generations, the characters in Casualty of Home deal with the constraints of family, the pressures of adolescence, and the limitations of the rural Southern culture in which they live. The characters face ...


The Long Road Home, Kim Mailes Apr 2011

The Long Road Home, Kim Mailes

Theses

The Long Road Home is the first half of a novel consisting of 113 pages of narrative prose divided into nine chapters. Fiction-writing techniques utilized include exposition, character development, and action. These techniques are designed to produce conflict within the protagonist. The rising action of the narrative reaches climax at the close of this document. This climax serves as the turning point for the continued development of the novel.


Bound By River, Samuel Benjamin Werbalowsky Apr 2011

Bound By River, Samuel Benjamin Werbalowsky

Honors Theses - All

No abstract provided.


Fiction Fix 09, Mark Ari, Kate Kaiser, Alison Bergblom Johnson, Jewel Beth Davis, Margarita Meklina, Mathieu Asselin, Chris Mccann, Sanjukta Shams, Jane Hertenstein, Alysha Hoffa, Alexis Wilson, Jeff Baker, Geri Lipschultz, Leslie Tucker, Robbie Knopf, Justin Toole, Lis Anna Apr 2011

Fiction Fix 09, Mark Ari, Kate Kaiser, Alison Bergblom Johnson, Jewel Beth Davis, Margarita Meklina, Mathieu Asselin, Chris Mccann, Sanjukta Shams, Jane Hertenstein, Alysha Hoffa, Alexis Wilson, Jeff Baker, Geri Lipschultz, Leslie Tucker, Robbie Knopf, Justin Toole, Lis Anna

Fiction Fix

No abstract provided.


Faith In Fiction? Solzhenitsyn's One Day As A Practical Defense Of Fiction, Bob De Smith Mar 2010

Faith In Fiction? Solzhenitsyn's One Day As A Practical Defense Of Fiction, Bob De Smith

Pro Rege

No abstract provided.


Aldebaran Vol. 18, Issue 1 Aug 2009

Aldebaran Vol. 18, Issue 1

Aldebaran

No abstract provided.


Crashing Against The Wood, Jessica Ryan Jan 2009

Crashing Against The Wood, Jessica Ryan

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

In this collection of short stories, the characters struggle to recover equilibrium in their lives that have been turned upside down. They struggle against one another, against change, and against the loss of loved ones. No matter what bonds hold the characters together, the underlying tension of change and reaction permeates their relationships and threatens what they know to be true. A theme of discontent runs in these stories. Something beneath the surface is not right, and the characters struggle to climb out of the mess their lives have become. Some of them have been stifled, like the narrator in ...


You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2007), Musselman Library Jul 2007

You've Gotta Read This: Summer Reading At Musselman Library (2007), Musselman Library

You’ve Gotta Read This: Summer Reading at Musselman Library

Each year Musselman Library asks Gettysburg College faculty, staff, and administrators to help create a suggested summer reading list to inspire students and the rest of our campus community to take time in the summer to sit back, relax, and read. These summer reading picks are guaranteed to offer much adventure, drama, and fun!


Making Love During The Apocalypse, Richard Jude Goodness May 2007

Making Love During The Apocalypse, Richard Jude Goodness

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

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Young Associates In Trouble, William D. Henderson, David Zaring Apr 2007

Young Associates In Trouble, William D. Henderson, David Zaring

Michigan Law Review

Large law firms have reputations as being tough places to work, and the larger the firm, the tougher the firm. Yet, notwithstanding the grueling hours and the shrinking prospects of partnership, these firms perennially attract a large proportion of the nation's top law school graduates. These young lawyers could go anywhere but choose to work at large firms. Why do they do so if law firms are as inhospitable as their reputations suggest? Two recent novels about the lives of young associates in large, prestigious law firms suggest that such a rational calculation misapprehends the costs. Law professor Kermit ...


How The Sky Tastes: Eight Stories, Daniel Sinclair Jan 2007

How The Sky Tastes: Eight Stories, Daniel Sinclair

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

How the Sky Tastes is not simply a collection of stories. It is my representation of moments in life, social commentaries, bits of humor, and pure entertainment all in one. Each story, although unique and easily able to stand alone, shares qualities I find important in writing fiction. First, each story features realistically flawed, yet sympathetic characters dealing with difficulties in life. Secondly, the actual moment is important in each story--whether that moment is something shared between two or more characters or simply the time a certain character comes to a serious realization. Finally, the style can make or break ...