Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Annual Conference

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Anna Lillios / University of Central Florida
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26th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Florida House Inn, Amelia Island, Florida
April 26-27, 2013

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, 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
• Visit to Kingsley Plantation
• Boat trip

Conference Hotel: Hampton Inn, 2549 Sadler Road, Fernandina Beach, Florida, 32034
Phone: 1-904-321-1111

Please send 1-2 page abstracts for 20-minute papers by March 15 to Dr. Anna Lillios, Department of English, University Central Florida, P.O. Box 161346, Orlando, FL 32816-1346. Email:

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modernist studies