Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference--Ocala, FL, April 13-14, 2012

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society/University of Central Florida Department of English
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25th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Hilton Hotel, Ocala, Florida
April 13-14, 2012

Sponsored by the Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
and the Department of English, University of Central Florida

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, an organization of over 250 members worldwide, invites paper proposals on topics related to Rawlings's life and works. Topics might include the following:

• Rawlings and Modernism
• Rawlings and other authors, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Ellen Glasgow, Wallace Stevens, Robert Frost.
• Landscape and character in Rawlings's fiction and/or non-fiction
• The production of food in Rawlings's Cross Creek, The Yearling, or Cross Creek Cookery.
• The Yearling as bildungsroman
• Rawlings and film
• Rawlings's Cross Creek trial
• Rawlings's Cracker characters
• Rawlings's Florida friends, such as Idella Parker and Dessie Smith Prescott
• Rawlings and Maxwell Perkins and/or the Scribners
• Sex and gender roles in Rawlings's fiction
• Rawlings's views on politics, race, or society
• Rawlings and Florida
• Rawlings's place in American literature
• Rawlings and eco-criticism

Featured Events
• Reception at the Appleton Art Museum
• Boat Trip on the Silver River and tour of the Silver River Museum
• Tour of a horse farm

Conference Hotel: Hilton Ocala, 3600 Southwest 36th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34474
Phone: (352) 854-1400

Please send 1-2 page abstracts for 20-minute papers to
Dr. Anna Lillios
Department of English—University of Central Florida
P.O. Box 161346
Orlando, FL 32816-1346

The deadline for submission is March 1, 2012.