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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.

Around 280 million train tickets have been sold on 12306.cn since Jan 3, 2018 when tickets for the Spring Festival holiday started selling.
n. 紧张,压力
Stripping out price, volumes of Chinese imports in October fell a more modest 2.6 per cent from a year earlier, according to estimates from Oxford Economics.
1. The remote control belongs to me for the whole month.
The tightening drove some enterprises seek other financing options such as bonds or listing on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations (NEEQ).

Tentative Conference Schedule:

Thursday, May 27 2021:            

人为制造房源紧张 福建一房产公司被调查

Book Exhibit: 11:00 AM – 5 PM

原材料上涨 多数家居建材或在春节前后“调价”

Friday, May 28, 2021:              

58集团发国民安居报告:超7成城市群体希望买三居室户型

Book Exhibit:  9 AM – 5 PM   

房企再临“钱荒”窘境 前11月融资额整体降低

年内北京二手房成交量突破10万套 同比增幅翻番

Saturday, May 29, 2021:          

大中城市房价同比环比双升 三线城市需去库存

报告:中国楼市开启租赁市场万亿掘金时代

Sunday, May 30, 2021:              

中国石材业2016总结及未来发展九大趋势

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.

stressful
n. 繁荣,兴旺
法国巴黎高等商学院排名第二,尽管该学院在除MBA以外的所有排名中都胜过伦敦商学院。法国巴黎高等商学院最终不敌伦敦商学院的原因是,其高管MBA课程Trium是与伦敦经济学院(London School of Economics)和纽约斯特恩商学院(Stern School of Business)合办的,因此这门课程在该项排名中的得分只有总得分的三分之一。(合办课程的商学院参与EMBA课程排名时按比例获得分值。)
本次国考招录共有120多个中央机关及其直属机构参加,计划招录2.7万余人,与上一年度规模基本持平。

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.

n. 沼地,极多,回转 n. 大量,许多 v. 使转,扭
Those quickly sold out, locking out the vast majority of fans in soccer-mad Brazil.
['k?l?nd?]
‘Faultless performance, you are stunning and you could win this competition,’ Amanda said.
对中国最大房地产开发商发起敌意收购的神秘亿万富翁姚振华已成为中国最富有的人之一,这凸显出了杠杆金融投资正如何推动私人财富取得巨大增长。
Amid all of the current talk about whether government law enforcement agencies should be able to legally force Apple to unlock an iPhone to look for evidence, there is a machine available now at London's Fone Fun Shop that will find the four-digit passcode used to lock down an iPhone. And this device costs only $170.
n. 反映,映像,折射,沉思,影响

Consumer prices continued to rebound from an August dip, accelerating 0.2 percentage points to 2.1 per cent year on year, bang-on analysts’ median forecast.
7. Cannes' 'year of women' didn't go so well

  1. 瑞士、瑞典、英国再次占据榜单前三名。全球创新指数25强经济体中,有15个来自欧洲。
    SETTING: This house is on Modena Island, about 20 miles from downtown Savannah. According to the listing agent, the community is gated and has about 20 houses sited amid live oaks and saltwater marshes. Modena Island is a part of Skidaway Island, which has an oceanography research facility operated by the University of Georgia and a large state park.
    愿新年为你带来快乐,友爱和宁静。
    威尼斯被普遍认为是世界上最浪漫的城市之一,也是许多游客必来的水上城市。
    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.
  2. The report found that third-tier cities are most livable places.
    以下是第68届年度黄金时段艾美奖的主要获奖者名单,请登陆emmys.com浏览获奖名单完整版。

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
  3. 时间长度:24个月

行业竞争激烈,“去品牌化”现象严重

北京:老楼加装电梯今年已开工785部

进口价值的增长是在强势美元推高进口商成本的情况下实现的。11月份以人民币计算的进口增长幅度则为同比增长13%,反映了人民币的相对弱势。

Best chances: Dafoe is probably the current front runner for best supporting actor.
The four megalopolises also saw fewer traffic jams after November due to reasons ranging from less travel in winter and smoggy days to the return of migrant workers to their hometowns.
因为参加了一档电视真人秀节目《Dance Moms》,来自宾夕法尼亚州的12岁明星玛蒂?齐格勒火爆全球,澳大利亚流行歌手希雅的多首歌曲的MV中也有她的身影(图)
Among the top 10, four of them -- Pony Ma, Jack Ma, Ding Lei (CEO of Chinese game developer NetEase Inc) and Lei Jun (founder of smartphone maker Xiaoxi) -- are from TMT (telecommunications, media and technology) sectors.
A 14-year-old Chinese boy overcame two of humankind's most dreaded fears--getting stuck in an elevator and getting homework done, in a single night thanks to his quick-witted character.
Trium在三个指标上名列第一:攻读课程前学员的工作经历、实现的目标,以及国际课程经历。该课程学员在毕业3年后的平均薪资排名第二(30.7003万美元),仅次于Kellogg/HKUST联合推出的课程。

  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. 刘易斯呼吁那些不能再照顾自己宠物的人们要联系家人、邻居或者动物收容所来接手这些动物。
  3. 机遇与挑战交替上演 卫浴行业未来该驶向何方?
  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. 北京商品房销售面积降40.9% 市场降温调控成效初显
  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. 狼和狗有何不同?
    Yet the pizza is far from the first recipe to incorporate a bit of the precious metal. Earlier this year, Bj?rn DelaCruz, the owner of Filipino restaurant the Manila Social Club, in Williamsburg, New York, created the pricey Golden Cristal Ube Donut.
    这张专辑等于是一次直截了当的暗示,提醒着我们,不论什么时候,只要霉女王想要,她就能拿回自己在流行音乐界的领先地位。
    8月份,印度所持有的美国政府债券为804亿美元,7月份则为797亿美元。
    Meanwhile, domestic Internet users have formed a mobile payment habit, with the number of users making payments through smartphones skyrocketing to 469 million last year, up by 31.2 percent from the previous year.
    简言之,那个时代与当今时代极为相似,一些最哗众取宠的权威人士,要么将其捧上天,要么把其贬得一文不值。
  8. Please italicize book-length works and foreign phrases and use quotation marks for shorter works.
  9. 10. Are YOU Re-Energized?
    《至暗时刻》
  10. Interest in wearable technology isn’t limited to technology companies. Mercedes-Benz is porting its mobile experience to a wearable device, while Virgin Atlantic is exploring the customer service aspect of Google Glass on a trial basis. Kenneth Cole is also using Glass as part of a marketing campaign.
  1. 安联:小奥运会
    你或许要很长时间才能实现工作与生活的平衡,但努力遵守这个清单,并将其作为创业的目标,将会产生不一样的效果。创业者如何看待所取得的进步?以及一家公司多快才能实现正常运营和实现收支平衡?遵循这些建议,你很快就能找到答案。
    A total of 16 Chinese companies are in the top 100 on the list, including China Mobile, Alibaba and Tencent.
    其它
    单词stroke 联想记忆:
    2. You've suddenly become a Twitter thought leader。
    The average price for new residential buildings rose 12.3 per cent in October year on year, according to a weighted average from Reuters based on data from the National Bureau of Statistics.
  2. This umbrella protects your dogs from the sun and rain.
    不过,在这一反弹中也出现了奖金数额的下滑:去年的平均年终奖是12821元人民币(合1861美元),比2015年多了大约2000元人民币,却仍比2014年的平均值少了800元人民币。在奖金缩水的被调查者中,逾四分之一的人将原因归结为公司业绩太差。
    20多岁的故事
    The Financial Times Masters in Finance rankings rate the best 50 full-time finance programmes for students with little or no experience of the financial industry, and the top five full-time programmes for experienced participants. The rankings are based on a survey of business schools as well as students who graduated in 2012. The data measure how successful alumni have been in their career in terms of salary, seniority and achievements in the three years since graduating.
    But there's no escaping Bangkok's allure: a vibrant urban and culinary scene and proximity to some of the world's most beautiful beaches and islands.
    艾伦是一名优秀的喜剧演员并凭借自2003年起主持由她自己名字命名的脱口秀节目而被观众喜爱熟知。
  3. Chandelier is the 17th most viewed music video on TouTube of all time and has racked up more than 712 million hits.
    The youngest on the list is 19-year-old Norwegain heiress Alexandra Andresen, who holds a 42 per cent stake in her family's business. Her 20-year-old sister is the second youngest on the list.
    尽管必须找到方法整合公民的观点,但始终会有缺陷。
    如果法国总统奥朗德在2012年上任后没有主动减薪30%,他的排名还能更靠前。

达洛伊西奥的父母从澳大利亚搬到英国,他的父亲卢(Lou)曾在英国石油(BP)和摩根士丹利(Morgan Stanley)工作,而母亲戴安娜(Diana)是一位企业律师,同时也是儿子的合同代表。他们向来都知道达洛伊西奥是一个非常好学的孩子。但戴安娜说因为他是长子,他们本以为他不会做出什么超出寻常的事情来(达洛伊西奥有一个14岁的弟弟)。他们强调,尽管达洛伊西奥成就非凡,尽管他聊天时会聊起马尔科夫模型(Markov models)和随机过程(stochastic processes),他仍只是一个再普通不过的孩子。戴安娜说,他周末仍要出去玩,仍要去参加派对。他还有个女朋友。17岁孩子会做的事情,他都会做。
“气候变化也许是我们这代人的重大挑战,”美国国家航空航天局(NASA)地球科学部主任迈克尔·H·弗莱利赫(Michael H. Freilich)说,他的部门是跟踪全球气温的机构之一。

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. 乔布斯在苹果博览会上手持iPhone ,2007年,1月9日,旧金山
    v. 施压
    谷歌2017搜索排名靠前的包括马特·劳尔和飓风厄玛。搜索巨头公布了它今年的年度搜索结果榜单,内容主要是在全球各类行业中谷歌搜索排名靠前的几位。

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).

在全球前50名女富豪中,中国大陆的女企业家占56%。
最近,无人驾驶汽车的新闻屡见报端,它也叫做自动驾驶汽车。谷歌的自动驾驶汽车是此行业的领头羊,已行驶48万千米(30万英里),仅发生过两次交通事故,还都是人为因素造成的。事实上,无人驾驶汽车并不是新奇事物,早在达·芬奇发明以弹簧发条作驱动带内置预设程序的马车时,自动驾驶的概念便名噪一时。

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

proper拥有+ty→财产;所有物;特性
4. Smart trashcan
单词affection 联想记忆:
The recession may be over, but the job market recovery is lagging way behind. And experts say the situation may get worse before it gets better.

时间:2011-12-28 编辑:Richard
立场:提倡“自觉资本主义”
Roula Khalaf
"There was a large crowd outside, including my teachers and other parents, people looked quite agitated," Sun said of the moment he was rescued.
9. 杰西卡?帕尔
deprivation
中国的股市能否重回6000点?

中国(国际)智能化装饰融合峰会落幕

2015下半年家居行业新政策大盘点

A total of 1,300 fugitives suspected of economic crimes, 347 of whom were corrupt officials, returned to China from abroad to face justice last year, according to the country's top discipline watchdog.

  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. 上海金融学院的研究人员郭峰引用了周二华尔街见闻上的信息并表示,这也是自1978年中国改革开放以来,上海第一次见证了常住人口的减少 。

长沙家装市场迎战金九 卖场以价格战为主

中国富豪王健林旗下拥有AMC Theaters等产业,在今年的榜单上进入了前20位。

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

该声明称,EPIC绝不容忍任何人的欺骗或者侵犯版权的行为,不管他的年龄有多大。

《被撕破的芭蕾舞鞋和突变的生活》(Torn Ballet Shoes, and a Life Upended)
The PPI has been negative for 44 consecutive months, reflecting excess supply of housing materials and raw materials, and overcapacity in heavy industry.
10.American Hustle
Call Me by Your Name
《没问题先生》是一部暖心大片,探讨如果在生活中,对每个问题都回答“好”,会发生什么。金·凯瑞(Jim Carrey)饰演的主角接受了这个挑战,结果学了韩语,上了飞行课,还升了职。起初他是个悲观的离婚男人,后来变成了吸引人的潮男,其间还找到了新女友。听起来像小说,但这部电影其实取材于自由电台制片人丹尼·华莱士的同名回忆录。
7. 克里斯汀?斯图尔特
最佳电视电影:《神探夏洛克:可恶的新娘》(Sherlock: The Abominable Bride [Masterpiece], PBS)
在2009年美国经济开始复苏时,全球其他地区开始陷入各自的困境。

惊慌随之而来,不过这名少年很快镇定下来,他决定把控局面,寻找逃生出路。
除了众多受过教育的劳动力可供选择,企业也被亚利桑那州的亲商监管环境所吸引,在莫卡特斯中心(Mercatus Center)发布的美国50个州商业自由度排行榜上,亚利桑那州排名第13位。这项研究援引亚利桑那州的劳动权利法、责任法和土地征用权改革作为有利条件。
Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent
cerebr脑
至少希拉里今年赢得了点什么。我相信她会非常兴奋。
1)Thank You: Common courtesy? Sure. But tell me this: When was the last time you forgot (or rejected) gratitude? Whether given in private or public, a sincere ‘thanks’ creates goodwill. Don’t forget your mother’s advice: “Say please.” People are always happier doing a favor than taking an order.
Mayweather vs McGregor Fight

Some reminders:

回归白人占统治地位的社会,实施排外的国民身份认同,这样的事情不太可能发生。移民一旦停止,肯定会损害西方国家的经济;如果大举驱逐已经到达的移民,肯定会引起社会与道德上的损失。那些看似来“插队”的人群其实是在寻觅一个机会,加入到一个长久以来把他们拒之门外的进程中来。

After years of filming its iconic fashion show in New York City, Victoria's Secret has travelled to London, Paris, Cannes and Los Angeles, and for 2017 the global lingerie giant is heading to Shanghai.
单词virtue 联想记忆:

6. The parties are epic – if you have the time

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我们总会不断地去思考着NBA一个赛季接着一个赛季的时间流逝,原因也很明显。在流逝的过程中,每一项事物都是有联系的,整个过程就是一个连续体。这就是我们记住在一个赛季当中所发生事情的方式。当我们翻看日历,从1月1日到12月31日,回顾一下我们在这个过程中学到了什么,对我们来说是很有好处的。而且,很多人说NBA赛季的“非正式开端”是圣诞节,也正是因为新年很快就要开始了。下面是我们在2017年里所学到的关于nba的经验教训。

剧中,罗根的爪子不再迅疾,自愈能力渐失,但他坚持照顾人生导师X教授(X教授的演技让你忍不住为他鼓掌!),看着影片里X教授忍受癫痫的痛苦实在是令人不忍。毫无疑问,该片赚足了粉丝的泪水。如果杰克曼和斯图尔特是认真的,这部片子是他们为对方献上的终篇,这番告别可谓是一曲千古绝唱。
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A fascinating study from researchers at the University of North Florida reveals that running barefoot may actually improve your memory more than running with shoes. While most memory studies seem to take place in a laboratory or room where everyone sits at a table, this experiment definitely introduced an interesting idea to the search for a better memory. The experiment focused on something called "working memory," which is the human ability to process information and recall details throughout life. The scientists published the results of their study in "Perceptual and Motor Skills," and found that running barefoot resulted in a not-insignificant memory boost when compared with memory performance after running with shoes. The researchers found that tossing your shoes off and running for about 16 minutes at a comfortable pace could result in a 16% improvement in working memory performance.
这个变化很大一部分原因是因为去年十月软件巨头Adobe公司发生了重大安全漏洞,致使数百万用户遭受影响。

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