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 American Literature Association
32nd Annual Conference

May 27-30, 2021

Westin Copley Place
10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116

Conference Directors: 
Olivia Carr Edenfield, Georgia Southern University
Leslie Petty, Rhodes

Conference Fee:  $175 
($125 for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Retired Faculty).

Deadline for Proposals:       February 21, 2021

The ALA website contains details and instructions for submitting proposals as well as important information for representatives of participating author societies.  Proposals from individuals and program information from author societies should be sent to

Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield via email
(carr@georgiasouthern.edu)

by February 21, 2021 following the instructions on the website:

www.americanliterature.org

 

Our Boston Location: In 2021, the American Literature Association will return to Boston and to the Westin Copley in the Back Bay for our 32nd Annual Conference. 

ALA Conference Housing Information: The Westin Copley Place will offer a conference rate of $189 for a single or double room (triples are $229).  Reservation information will be posted November 1, 2020.  

Conference Details:  For the 2021 conference, the ALA will again rely on electronic submission of program information and conference proposals.  As usual, the societies that make up the American Literature Association will organize much of the program. Individual societies will issue their own calls for papers, which will be listed on the ALA website as well as on the societies’ own websites and publications.  Guidelines for author societies are detailed toward the end of this notice.

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Tentative Conference Schedule:

Thursday, May 27 2021:            

中央喊话去库存 十三五开局之年要不要买房?

Book Exhibit: 11:00 AM – 5 PM

深圳拟推“稳租金商品房” 成效尚待市场检验

Friday, May 28, 2021:              

广东高院出台实施意见为促进民营经济提供司法保障

Book Exhibit:  9 AM – 5 PM   

北京五环内唯一共有产权房启动“拼装”

节水型卫浴成为市场“香饽饽”

Saturday, May 29, 2021:          

智能家居业智能照明最流行 4年后出货将达4亿

老海船变身高档家具 古拙内敛海船木成收藏投资热

Sunday, May 30, 2021:              

高层起火消火栓没水 小区物业被约谈整改

Book Exhibit:   An exhibit of scholarly books will be held during the conference.  About twenty publishers are expected to take part. To have your books represented at the exhibit, ask your publisher to consider taking part in the book exhibit or to contact Scholar’s Choice (see information below), which will organize exhibits for publishers.  Publishers should direct any questions to Alfred Bendixen at ab23@princeton.edu — We welcome the participation of publishers and are one of the few scholarly organizations that do NOT charge an exhibit fee. Publishers who are unable to attend, but wish to have a few titles exhibited should contact The Scholar’s Choice.

Scholar’s Choice:  The American Literature Association has again arranged with The Scholar’s Choice to manage the combined book exhibit for our meeting. It may be possible for your recently-published books to be included in their display.  Please refer to the following guidelines:  “Any members interested in having their book displayed at the upcoming meeting should contact their publisher between October 30th, 2020, and March 1st, 2021.  The Scholar’s Choice displays on behalf of the publishers and all requests must come from them, not the individual authors. If they don’t already have it, the press may request the appropriate paperwork by emailing Mary Lynn Howe at mlh@scholarschoice.com.”

The Conference Fee and Registration: The conference fee covers the costs of the conference including the receptions and special events.  It does not include any meals. All of those who are on the program are required to pre-registerThose who do not pre-register by May 1, 2021, will be dropped from the program.

But the duo topped the trending celebrities section followed by 'X Factor' judges Gary Barlow and Tulisa.
Only nine further schools participated in all four rankings. They are ranked between third place (IE Business School) and 38th (Politecnico di Milano School of Management).
2010年中国的房价将达到顶点?
According to the report, people living in first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen suffer much higher economic pressure, while fourth-tier and smaller cities offer fewer job opportunities and connection plays an important role in every aspect of life there.

Programs: The ALA website will list a draft of the program as soon as it is available, usually during the second week of March, with updated programs posted weekly until we go to press. Copies of the printed program will be available at the conference.

ALA Membership:  Membership in the ALA is not required in order to propose or present a paper.  In fact, technically the members of the American Literature Association are the various author societies.  Individuals may keep informed about the activities of the ALA by checking our website (www.americanliterature.org), which is the primary source for information about ALA activities. 

The easiest way to find out about the conference and all ALA activities is by consulting our website:
www.americanliterature.org

ALA Guidelines: The most common ALA format is a time slot of one hour and twenty minutes with three papers and a chair.  This permits some time for discussion and three papers of approximately 20 minutes (or ten typed double-spaced pages). Organizers of panels are free to use other formats provided they respect the time limits.  Please note that the normal reading time for a paper is two minutes per double-spaced page (or 20 minutes for a 10-page paper). Furthermore, the ALA encourages panel organizers to experiment with innovative formats including discussion groups and panels featuring more speakers and briefer papers. Chairs will make sure that the panels start and end on time and that no speaker goes beyond the allotted time limit.  Chairs may NOT present papers on the panels that they are moderating, and no one may present more than one paper at the ALA conference. Individuals may, however, present a paper on one panel, and chair other panels, and/or also present on roundtable discussions.

Procedures for Author Societies:  The representatives of the various author societies that make up the American Literature Association will organize most of the program.  Societies are expected to offer their own calls for papers using their websites, email list-serves, newsletters, other publications, or mailing lists.  Each society is also expected to post a call for papers or announce its plans on this ALA website by sending the CFP to Alfred Bendixen at ab23@princeton.edu as soon as possible and No Later than December 1, 2020.   Societies are expected to advertise the national conference in their publications or on their websites.  This expectation can be met by including the following notice in appropriate publications and websites:

The American Literature Association’s 32nd annual conference will meet at the Westin Copley Place in Boston on May 27-30, 2021 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).  The deadline for proposals is February 21, 2021. For further information, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org or for specific questions, contact the conference directors, Professor Olivia Carr Edenfield at carr@georgiasouthern.edu or Professor Leslie Petty at lpetty@rhodes.edu or the Executive Director of the ALA, Professor Alfred Bendixen at ab23@princeton.edu.

We have always adopted an open mind and approach to the various regional trading arrangements, and we will also welcome progress in these arrangements or proposed arrangements. China will continue to remain engaged and participate in the liberalization of global trade.
对专业投资者而言,2014年最令人沮丧的一点是,美国经济复苏时断时续。2014年1月,经济领域捷报频传。然而,在短短几周内,一场暴风雪席卷全美,各种经济数据似乎也因此停摆。
vt. 挖去果核
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6. Lighting
We learned that nothing brings people together like the sun hiding behind the moon.
2013年日圆兑美元下跌21%,这为日本吸引来1,000万海外游客,尽管中日两国在东中国海(中国称东海)存在领土争端,然而这些游客中有许多是来自中国的富人。

不管个人观点如何,不可否认的是,现在存在着支持和反对俄罗斯全球定位的两种观点:
At the same time, entries for gout jumped by just over a third – a disease associated with "ease and comfort" in Victorian London, now more likely to be linked with deprivation and lack of work.

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    In fact, academic research suggests that other economic and social transformations unfolding at the same time have led many people to anchor themselves more fully in their whiteness — even as whiteness itself has lost currency.
    Matt Damon was named best actor in a comedy or musical motion picture for his role as a stranded astronaut in The Martian.
  2. What growth dollar exports did see among major trading partners came from shipments to the US, which rose 5.5 per cent year on year to $37.06bn. Exports to South Korea also showed growth of 8.3 per cent to $10.2bn.
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The Sublime in the Poetry of Sample
Organized by the Ima Sample Society

 Chair:  Joseph Goodscholar, University of Great Hopes

  1. “Irony and Angst in the poetry of Ima Sample,” Noah Problem, College of Notre Doubt
  2. “The Beautiful Garden in The Jungle: Sample’s Influence on Sinclair,” Raphael Hythloday, University of East London
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“跨越四十年盛典”——中国墙纸墙布行业标准颁布活动在京举办

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A minimum of 70 per cent of the con-tent must be delivered online in order for programmes to be eligible for the online ranking. Nine out of the 15 ranked schools had no requirement to study on campus at all. The remaining six schools insisted their students attend weekend or week-long residential classes.
n. 社交聚会
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沙特王储穆罕默德·本·萨勒曼表示,多数被捕人员已同意归还部分非法获得的钱财,以换取自由。
Caleb Rogers is one of two people facing legal action from gaming studio Epic Games for using cheat software to play the game Fortnite.

  1. Provide the exact Title of the Session as you wish it listed in the Program. (Please try to be both concise and precise). Please do NOT use CAPS or special fonts or highlighting or Bold or any special formatting in any part of the material you send!
  2. “如果30年前的改革是解决意识形态问题,现在则要解决利益问题。改革是调整既得利益,等于拿刀割自己的肉,很痛苦,需要下定决心、坚定信心。”
  3. 智能家居市场迅速扩张 4.0模式隆重登场
  4. For each paper, begin with a number, skip five spaces, then provide the title of the presentation in quotation marks, and then the correct name of the presenter, and his or her academic affiliation. For independent scholars, you may identify a society, a place, or just note independent scholar or biographer or anything you deem appropriate. For any questions about matters of format and style, please consult The Chicago Manual of Style.
  5. 观点:互联网家装并非家装行业终极状态
  6. Then write Audio-Visual Equipment Required and state NONE or request the specific equipment desired. The ALA will normally provide projectors for powerpoint and dvd presentations and screens (but we will not provide laptop computers).  We will no longer provide overhead projectors, slide projectors, vcrs, or cd or cassette tape players (but you may, of course, bring your own cd or tape player). Please note that audio-visual equipment is very expensive and usually takes up over $15,000 of our budget. It costs much more to rent a piece of a/v equipment and a competent Tech person for three days than it costs to buy it. Feel free to use a/v if needed, but make sure that all audio-visual requests reach the conference director by February 21, 2021.
  7. Enrollment: 503
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    Job-searching employees often send these subtle signals without expecting their managers to notice, Kay says. But they do。
    But once again, Bryant said he's fine, that his health is fine, that his shot is fine, and he diverted the conversation elsewhere, largely to his teammates and the team's overall scheme.
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    “Where ETFs have grown — in the US and Europe — there is a big ecosystem of financial advisers,” he says. “You need a more advisory model. But until you see people paying for advice rather than paying for commissions, it is hard to see when it will take off.”
  8. Please italicize book-length works and foreign phrases and use quotation marks for shorter works.
  9. 私人侦探已进行指控,但是他们表示,不会公布枪击详情,除非两名年轻人周五出庭。
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  10. 单词campaign 联想记忆:
  1. Total Program Cost: $118,000
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    Dachis says: The end of year iPhone 5 and iPad Mini releases overcame early controversies in overseas manufacturing and any lingering effects from the death of Steve Jobs to make Apple the biggest mover of the year.
    勒布朗·詹姆斯
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  3. 4、Tardiness
    v. 燃烧,面红,爆发
    You are so engaged in thinking of him that you don't notice that there is no No.12.
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In this Jan. 24, 1984, file photo, Steve Jobs, chairman of the board of Apple Computer, leans on the new "Macintosh" personal computer following a shareholder's meeting in Cupertino, Calif
国家统计局日前在其官网上声称,2017年,衡量通胀的主要指标全国居民消费价格指数(CPI)上涨1.6%,低于3%的全年控制目标。

The conference director will normally confirm the receipt of all emails within 3 business days.  The conference director may refer you to the website but will never send you an attachment to open, because of the danger of computer viruses.  By the second week in March, the conference director will let you know the day on which your panel or panels are scheduled.  You should inform your participants of the day and instruct them to register using the information on the website at www.americanliterature.org and explaining that their early registration and payment saves the organization time and money. You will also inform them to check the on-line program for accuracy and to send any corrections to both you and the conference director.  You should also inform them that participants who fail to register by May 1 will be dropped from the program.

  1. v. 引诱,吸引
    Likewise, if the 11 countries led by Japan left in the TPP manage to salvage a deal following the US exit that could provide some balance in the region.
    这种增长为中国电影业未来的发展奠定了坚实的基础。

Procedures for Individual Proposals:  Individuals may propose either a paper or a panel or round table to the conference director no earlier than December 1, 2020, and no later than the deadline of February 21, 2021.  The conference director will give preference to papers and panels on authors, texts, and topics not covered by the member societies of the ALA.  Those proposing a paper or panel on a topic represented by an author society should consult with the relevant society before submitting the proposal to the ALA. All proposals must be by email and should be both pasted in and included as attachments (preferably in WORD).

For an Individual Paper:  In the subject line of the email, please put ALA 2021 Proposal: and then a brief title of between one and five words.  That will enable the conference director to file emails efficiently. Please provide a clear and useful title for your paper and then an abstract describing the paper (usually between 250-600 words) and then a brief discussion of your status (i.e., an Associate Professor who has published a book and several articles on this topic/author; a graduate student who is offering part of his/her dissertation, etc.) or a two-page vita if that is easier.  It is important that your abstract enable the conference director and his advisory committee to evaluate the nature of your work.  You must also indicate whether you need any audio-visual equipment to present your work. Please provide a phone number (which will only be used if email fails to work for some reason).

商务部本月早些时候表示,消费品的零售销售是去年消费的一项关键指标。该销售额同比增长了10.7%,占去年全国66.4%的GDP增长。
adv. 严格地

For a panel:  Please follow the sample below so the conference director can paste in the panels and round tables that are accepted.

单词modest 联想记忆:
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这种情况下,湖人从他们的头等交易品那里获得了足够的回报,让他们的年轻球员诸如丹吉洛-拉塞尔和布兰登-英格拉姆准备好在比赛关键时刻承担更重的责任,同时铁了心摆滥准备迎接UCLA新星朗佐-鲍尔的到来。
但是更让人兴奋的是,魔术师约翰逊是一个人脉广泛且备受尊敬的名人堂球员,他看起来也能知人善任,新经理罗布-佩林卡是一个老谋深算的交易者,他在联盟人脉也很广。

这晚,霉霉并没有参加这次颁奖典礼,虽然她提名最多。19岁的歌手Shaw表选突出,风头胜过了霉霉,在这场颁奖典礼上横扫众多奖项。
10月份,尽管中国出台了大量限购措施,中国新建住宅价格增速却仍然加快。
Choose the number next to each statement that best reflects your feelings.
又到了一年盘点的时候了,扬子晚报上传了一段名叫今年中国网络九条最热流行语的视频,盘点了如下几条流行语。
? Heavy snow has fallen in West Virginia, with up to 17 inches in Webster Springs. The National Weather Service has warned that more is on the way.
5. The 2012 Ig Nobel Chemistry Prize
“我们的人口和就业正处于历史高位,并在不断增长。这给租金和房价施加了很大压力,”纽约大学富曼房地产及城市政策中心(Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy of New York University)的主任马克·威利斯(Mark Willis)说,“现在没有理由认为这些趋势可能发生改变。”

智慧家居在中国安家落户

卫浴企业抢搭“一带一路”快车加速开拓海外市场

上周四,中国电影资料馆副馆长张晓光表示,这些电影从来自100个国家的2000多部候选影片中脱颖而出,将于4月8日到23日期间在北京30多个电影院和大学放映。

  1. “Irony and Angst in the Gothic Novels of the Early Republic,” Noah Problem, College ofNotre Doubt
  2. “The Beautiful Garden in Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter,” Raphael Hythloday, University of East London
  3. The new image will replace that of Alexander Hamilton, the nation's first Treasury Secretary, whose portrait has graced the $10 bill since the late 1920s. The redesigned currency will debut in time for the 100th anniversary of the formal ratification of the constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote.

苏尚贴出“转型通知” 家居新卖场难过三年培育期

年龄:45岁

Organized by: Name of Individual organizer
And then Chair: Name

inspection

荷兰合作银行表示,在本月唐纳德.特朗普(Donald Trump)当选美国总统后,该行对美国的前景持谨慎态度。
We learned about fetal surgery’s potential to change lives.
她说道:“我认为,由于这家公司没有打击盗版或其他恶意修改游戏行为的能力,所以他们把一个14岁的孩子当替罪羊来以儆效尤。”
If audiences didn’t yet know the film was set in the early 1980s, one look at Anna’s straight bangs confirms it. The rest of her shoulder-length hair forms a slight curved frame around her face. It’s a simple look, but a powerful one for this woman, whose husband, Abel (Oscar Isaac), runs a heating oil business, but whose past is a little more complicated.
It is the first time I have been toSan Francisco. It is a very beautiful city. On the first day of our visit wewent to the Golden Gate Bridge. Seeing the bay view was really pleasant.Every time I am watching movies inJapan, the city and the bridge always seem to get destroyed. I didn't know thecity was so beautiful in person.The bridge might not be around nexttime I visit so I'm glad I got to see it.
Additional reporting from Stefan Wagstyl in Berlin
In July, the government made the first stab at regulating internet finance when 10 agencies, including the central bank, the banking regulator and the securities regulator jointly issued guidelines that provide an official definition of “internet finance” and specify which agencies are responsible for regulating which types of internet financial institutions.
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“The Diary of a Teenage Girl” (Marielle Heller)
不是每个乐队都能在四十年的职业生涯中始终给人以清新的感觉,然而并非每个乐队都是金发女郎。
多年以前,布莱恩·克兰斯顿还未在《绝命毒师》中饰演沃尔特·怀特,他曾和哥哥一起在一家餐馆打工。那儿的主厨是个非常刻薄的人。2011年,在马克·马龙的电台节目里当播客时,克兰斯顿如此描述道:"无论你对他多好,他还是讨厌你。"因此,所有的服务生平时都在谈论着如何谋杀他。克兰斯顿说这就是"他们平时讨论的所有内容"。
Among 36,000 who have reached celebrity status on the Internet, 74 percent are women and 87.8 percent are between 17 to 33 years old, while 89 percent have a college education.
2005年初,斯通和其联合创始人爱丽莎卡玛赫特和朱瑞德斯贾丁斯发现,使用博客的女性规模庞大,但主流媒体却很少会引用她们的文章。于是,三人决定召开一次草根会议,并吸引了谷歌和雅虎(Yahoo)等赞助商。门票很快销售一空,不久,她们便成立了BlogHer.com。这个博客发布平台把撰写博客变成了许多女性可以用来赚钱的一项业务——2009年至2012年期间,这家公司向5,000名博主支付了超过2,500万美元。目前,这个平台的用户已经超过9,200万人。
《财富》美国500强公司美国电话电报公司(AT&T))也于3月份批准了回购至多3亿股股票的计划,价值约105亿美元。这项回购计划是它过去三年中宣布的第四项回购计划。这家公司自从2012年开始股票回购至今,总计已经回购了7.75亿股的股票。
这样令人反胃的发现在当地并非第一次。从去年起,位于中越边境的广西警方加强了对走私活动的监察打击力度,并成功突袭七家非法食品加工厂。

Some reminders:

Splashdata发布的榜单显示,很多人都使用很容易让人猜中的密码。其他几个排名前十的“最差劲密码”还包括“qwerty”、“abc123”、“111111”和“iloveyou”。

住房市场在去年年初表现抢眼,但到年末时则受到不断加重的担忧情绪困扰,这其中包括利率上升、供给制约、信贷收紧及一系列其他问题。
中国品牌上榜主要是挤掉了欧洲企业,这表明,经济实力正向东方转移。只有一家印度品牌登上百强榜:HDFC Bank。过去几年,俄罗斯、墨西哥和巴西品牌纷纷落榜,这残酷反映出这些新兴市场的命运正发生变化。

我经常生气

The Microsoft founder's net worth is $86 billion, up from $75 billion last year.
The host list of 2014 Spring Festival Gala, including Zhu Jun, Dong Qing, Bi Fujian, Li Sisi and Zhang Guoli, are released on Wednesday. Chinese film actor and director Zhang Guoli will host the annual gala of China Central Television (CCTV) for the first time.

中国拒绝承认存在任何不当行为,并表示正在努力解决工业产能过剩的问题。随着中国经济增长放缓,该问题变得日益尖锐。
'It's been low for a while, says Lee (last year it was ranked 196 out of 200). 'What probably pushed it to the bottom is that several things got worse job prospects decreased, the average salary continued to fall, and work hours continued to rise. Those factors also make the job more stressful.'

在交易截止日到来前,看清楚他们会往哪个方向走这件事将会十分有趣。他们有很多靠得住的球员团结在布鲁克-洛佩兹身边。
“This could be just the beginning,” said Michael Na, a strategist in Seoul with Nomura.?“They have so many options to punish Korean businesses.”

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