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The Transformation of Chastity James

Author : Kathleen Morris
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"When new schoolmistress Chastity James arrives in 1878 Dodge City, Kansas, the "queen of the cow towns," she finds a raucous, turbulent town full of cowboys and saloons. No prim spinster, Chastity's got new ideas. Some find her engaging, like Marshall Charlie Bassett, while others, like her straitlaced landlady, are dismayed. Undaunted, Chastity forges ahead until a violent confrontation with an unwanted suitor leaves her an accused criminal. Chastity flees with little more than a stolen horse and her wits. She rescues an injured outlaw, roguish Beauregard Durant, and they throw in together. They discover allies in Professor Julius DeMonte's Traveling Medicine Show but face implacable enemies like the Ridley gang on a perilous journey that will change their lives forever"--

The Lily of the West

Author : Kathleen Morris
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Winner of the 2019 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award The Lily of the West, winner of the 2019 Western Fictioneers Peacemaker Award for Best First Western Novel is the story of Mary Katherine Haroney, known as the notorious "Big Nose Kate." In the American West of the 1800s, women had few choices, but Kate made her own way. A Hungarian immigrant, Kate forged her way across the American frontier, an orphaned stowaway on a Mississippi riverboat who became the belle of the Dodge City music halls, known for her outspoken manner and her alluring appearance. Classically educated, she spoke four languages, finding love and much in common with a charming but volatile dentist from Atlanta, Dr. John Henry (Doc) Holliday. She was a trusted friend of the Earps and Bat Masterson, an adventurous woman who witnessed the violent lawlessness that preceded the end of an era. I was moved to tears many times by the story of Kate's love for Doc Holliday and impressed by the vivid detail with which the author painted the story of star-crossed lovers. A new take on the O.K. Corral, from a woman's point of view. —Roundup Magazine, Western Writers of America Writing in first person, Morris gives the woman's struggle an immediacy and poignancy not usually found in a traditional western. A good companion for Mary Doria Russell's Doc (2011), this compelling debut will appeal to readers of any gender. —Booklist

The Wind at Her Back

Author : Kathleen Morris
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Fiona Shanahan, an Irish orphan who emigrates to America, works her way to the stage, first on Broadway, and then on a Mississippi showboat, the Queen of Dreams. This is an exciting and intriguing story of post-Civil War America.

Risk

Author : Kathleen Morris
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When country music singers Wilder & Grace, a side act stuck on a bare-bones tour with a has-been southern rock band, stop at a lonely Arizona diner at two in the morning and find an abandoned backpack full of banded $100 bills, Grace impulsively grabs it. Money like that could make their dreams come true. Instead, it's the beginning of their worst nightmare, setting off a desperate pursuit across the West with nowhere to hide. What Grace couldn't know was the wayward backpack was first stolen by cartel boss Luis Reynaldo's mistress, joining forces with his favorite assassin. They seize an opportunity to get away from their homicidal overlord after a drug deal in Oklahoma City goes disastrously wrong. Once Luis discovers Angel and Chang are not among the casualties, he obsessively sets out to exact his revenge. Both couples on the run find they must do whatever it takes to escape their old lives and create the futures they crave, but the risk and the bloody toll become increasingly higher.

New Medieval Literatures

Author : Rita Copeland
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New Medieval Literatures is a new annual of work on the textual cultures of medieval Europe and beyond. The focus of Volume 2 is on continental European literatures as well as Anglo-Norman and Anglo-Latin writings, in addition to exemplification of work on earlier periods. The essays cohere around three important issues of cultural analysis: gender, space, and reading history.

Studies in the Psychology of Sex

Author : Havelock Ellis
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Marriage Performance and Politics at the Jacobean Court

Author : Kevin Curran
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Marriage, Performance, and Politics at the Jacobean Court constitutes the first full-length study of Jacobean nuptial performance, a hitherto unexplored branch of early modern theater consisting of masques and entertainments performed for high-profile weddings. Scripted by such writers as Ben Jonson, Thomas Campion, George Chapman, and Francis Beaumont, these entertainments were mounted for some of the most significant political events of James's English reign. Here Kevin Curran analyzes all six of the elite weddings celebrated at the Jacobean court, reading the masques and entertainments that headlined these events alongside contemporaneously produced panegyrics, festival books, sermons, parliamentary speeches, and other sources. The study shows how, collectively, wedding entertainments turned the idea of union into a politically versatile category of national representation and offered new ways of imagining a specifically Jacobean form of national identity by doing so.

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Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe

Author : Lisa M. Bitel
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In Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe, six historians explore how medieval people professed Christianity, how they performed gender, and how the two coincided. Many of the daily religious decisions people made were influenced by gender roles, the authors contend. Women's pious donations, for instance, were limited by laws of inheritance and marriage customs; male clerics' behavior depended upon their understanding of masculinity as much as on the demands of liturgy. The job of religious practitioner, whether as a nun, monk, priest, bishop, or some less formal participant, involved not only professing a set of religious ideals but also professing gender in both ideal and practical terms. The authors also argue that medieval Europeans chose how to be women or men (or some complex combination of the two), just as they decided whether and how to be religious. In this sense, religious institutions freed men and women from some of the gendered limits otherwise imposed by society. Whereas previous scholarship has tended to focus exclusively either on masculinity or on aristocratic women, the authors define their topic to study gender in a fuller and more richly nuanced fashion. Likewise, their essays strive for a generous definition of religious history, which has too often been a history of its most visible participants and dominant discourses. In stepping back from received assumptions about religion, gender, and history and by considering what the terms "woman," "man," and "religious" truly mean for historians, the book ultimately enhances our understanding of the gendered implications of every pious thought and ritual gesture of medieval Christians. Contributors: Dyan Elliott is John Evans Professor of History at Northwestern University. Ruth Mazo Karras is professor of history at the University of Minnesota, and the general editor of The Middle Ages Series for the University of Pennsyvlania Press. Jacqueline Murray is dean of arts and professor of history at the University of Guelph. Jane Tibbetts Schulenberg is professor of history at the University of Wisconsin—Madison

Critical Reflections

Author : James A. Parr
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This volume seeks to explore developments in the study of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish literature over the past decade through the prism of a homage volume that recognizes the contributions of James A. Parr. In his groundbreaking 1974 essay in Hispania, he challenged Hispanists to take note of developments in the fields of English and Comparative Studies, not to "jump on the bandwagon," but to explore the emerging approaches to textual study in order to identify and adapt those aspects that could help to illuminate the field. In his own work, Parr followed that advice, with studies that incorporated new approaches to genre theory, narratology, and canonicity in order to explore dramatic and prose texts, and Don Quixote. The studies in this anthology make use of many of Parr's innovations, indicating that his work has had a long-lasting impact on the field of Golden Age Hispanism.