Rawlings Annual Conference, March 21-22, 2014

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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
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Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings 27th Annual Conference
Gainesville, Florida
March 21-22, 2014

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 political attitudes
Rawlings and race
Rawlings and Florida
Rawlings and Southern literature
Rawlings and the literature of place
Rawlings and eco-criticism

Please send 1-2 page abstracts for 20-minute papers to
Dr. Anna Lillios

The deadline for submission is February 21, 2014