Chick Lit And Postfeminism

Author: Stephanie Harzewski
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813930715
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Chick Lit And Postfeminism. Originally a euphemism for Princeton University’s Female Literary Tradition course in the 1980s, "chick lit" mutated from a movement in American women’s avant-garde fiction in the 1990s to become, by the turn of the century, a humorous subset of women’s literature, journalism, and advice manuals. Stephanie Harzewski examines such best sellers as Bridget Jones’s Diary The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the City as urban appropriations of and departures from the narrative traditions of the novel of manners, the popular romance, and the bildungsroman. Further, Harzewski uses chick lit as a lens through which to view gender relations in U.S. and British society in the 1990s. Chick Lit and Postfeminism is the first sustained historicization of this major pop-cultural phenomenon, and Harzewski successfully demonstrates how chick lit and the critical study of it yield social observations on upheavals in Anglo-American marriage and education patterns, heterosexual rituals, feminism, and postmodern values.

See Jane Write

Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Publisher: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594741159
Size: 74.92 MB
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See Jane Write. A guide to writing chick lit novels, including developing an idea, making the characters likeable, learning the basics of plotting, pacing, and conflict, and finding an agent.

Chick Lit

Author: Rocío Montoro
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847064795
Size: 59.79 MB
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Chick Lit. The first book length study of the genre of 'chick lit' informed by an advanced stylistic approach, covering tradition and cognitive angles.

Fifty Places To Sail Before You Die

Author: Chris Santella
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 161312063X
Size: 42.70 MB
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Fifty Places To Sail Before You Die. Landlubbers joke that sailors are always wanting to head off to the ends of the earth, but Chris Santella takes that life-changing desire very seriously. In this, the third installment in his immensely successful ôFifty Placesö series, Santella assembles a crew of the worldÆs greatest championship racers and professional adventurers and persuades them to disclose their favorite destinations around the globe. Interviewees include some of the best-known men and women in the sport: Tom Whidden and Gary Jobson (members of the winning 1987 AmericaÆs Cup crew), Jeff Johnstone (of J-Boats), award-winning sailing writer Lin Pardy, and many others. The amazingly diverse places theyÆve selected range from clubby East Coast ports (Marblehead, Annapolis), to idyllic tropical refuges (Ilha Grande, Brazil; the Polynesian atoll of Mopelia), to some of the most hair-raisingly treacherous waters on earth (Cape Horn). Coastlines around the worldùeven Antarctica and the Arcticùare represented, and the chosen spots include some spectacular inland waters, such as the Bras dÆOr Lakes and the North Channel of Lake Huron. For each of the 50 places, the sailor recommending the venue spins an entertaining yarn about his or her experience there, and each description is accompanied by a make you want to go there now photograph.

My Secret Unicorn Starlight Surprise

Author: Linda Chapman
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141916214
Size: 18.52 MB
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My Secret Unicorn Starlight Surprise. Lauren's little brother, Max, has been having bad dreams about ghosts. Their friends at school all think that a treehouse in the woods nearby is haunted and won't go near. Lauren and Twilight, her secret unicorn, decide to investigate. Lauren is sure there's no such thing as ghosts - they're the stuff of fairy stories, aren't they? Just like elves and fairies and... unicorns? The spooky noises from the wood make Lauren and Twilight very nervous but they face their fears together and eventually they reveal the 'ghosts' to be selfish boys from school who tricked everyone into leaving the treehouse for them alone to use as a den. Lauren and Twilight turn the tables on the boys with a magical surprise of their own...

The Mathematics Of Derivatives Securities With Applications In Matlab

Author: Mario Cerrato
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119973414
Size: 68.55 MB
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The Mathematics Of Derivatives Securities With Applications In Matlab. Quantitative Finance is expanding rapidly. One of the aspects of the recent financial crisis is that, given the complexity of financial products, the demand for people with high numeracy skills is likely to grow and this means more recognition will be given to Quantitative Finance in existing and new course structures worldwide. Evidence has suggested that many holders of complex financial securities before the financial crisis did not have in-house experts or rely on a third-party in order to assess the risk exposure of their investments. Therefore, this experience shows the need for better understanding of risk associate with complex financial securities in the future. The Mathematics of Derivative Securities with Applications in MATLAB provides readers with an introduction to probability theory, stochastic calculus and stochastic processes, followed by discussion on the application of that knowledge to solve complex financial problems such as pricing and hedging exotic options, pricing American derivatives, pricing and hedging under stochastic volatility and an introduction to interest rates modelling. The book begins with an overview of MATLAB and the various components that will be used alongside it throughout the textbook. Following this, the first part of the book is an in depth introduction to Probability theory, Stochastic Processes and Ito Calculus and Ito Integral. This is essential to fully understand some of the mathematical concepts used in the following part of the book. The second part focuses on financial engineering and guides the reader through the fundamental theorem of asset pricing using the Black and Scholes Economy and Formula, Options Pricing through European and American style options, summaries of Exotic Options, Stochastic Volatility Models and Interest rate Modelling. Topics covered in this part are explained using MATLAB codes showing how the theoretical models are used practically. Authored from an academic’s perspective, the book discusses complex analytical issues and intricate financial instruments in a way that it is accessible to postgraduate students with or without a previous background in probability theory and finance. It is written to be the ideal primary reference book or a perfect companion to other related works. The book uses clear and detailed mathematical explanation accompanied by examples involving real case scenarios throughout and provides MATLAB codes for a variety of topics.

Process Automation Handbook

Author: Jonathan Love
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781846282829
Size: 20.15 MB
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Process Automation Handbook. This book distils into a single coherent handbook all the essentials of process automation at a depth sufficient for most practical purposes. The handbook focuses on the knowledge needed to cope with the vast majority of process control and automation situations. In doing so, a number of sensible balances have been carefully struck between breadth and depth, theory and practice, classical and modern, technology and technique, information and understanding. A thorough grounding is provided for every topic. No other book covers the gap between the theory and practice of control systems so comprehensively and at a level suitable for practicing engineers.

Baconish

Author: Leinana Two Moons
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1941252257
Size: 41.33 MB
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Baconish. The World Health Organization warned in 2015 that processed meats such as bacon cause cancer. With the ingenious recipes in Baconish, you can have your bacon and your health, too! Everything tastes better with bacon. Now you can enjoy that salty, smoky, crispy yum made with healthy plant-based ingredients. It’s all in the seasonings, and these easy-to-make recipes are loaded with decadently delicious bacony flavor. Not only that, but these tasty plant-based bacons are low in fat and cholesterol-free. Discover Leinana’s basic bacon recipes, made with a variety of plant-based ingredients, and use them to make your favorite dishes that traditionally call for bacon. With your plant-based bacons, you can make everything from Quiche Lorraine and a Bacon and Butternut Galette to BLTs, Bacon Cheeseburgers, and more, including: Bacon Apple Fritters Bacon-Stuffed French Toast Risotto with Peas and Mushroom Bacon Pasta Carbonara These recipes are easy to make, using readily available ingredients, and versatile, too, allowing readers to use the various bacons interchangeably, whenever that salty, smoky, crispy craving strikes. These healthy, animal-friendly recipes are so flavorful, they will satisfy even the most hardcore bacon fiend. The book also includes gorgeous photography by Anthony Two Moons, helpful hints, and much more.