24th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, April 15-16, 2011

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Anna Lillios/University of Central Florida
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24th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference
Museum of Florida Art, DeLand, Florida
April 15-16, 2011

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

Keynote Speaker: Professor John Lowe,author of Jump at the Sun: Zora Neale Hurston's Cosmic Comedy

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's views on race
--Rawlings and Florida
--Rawlings's place in Southern literature
--Rawlings and eco-criticism

Conference Hotel: University Inn, 644 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL 32720. Phone: (386) 734-5711 or 1-800-345-8991. Website: http://www.universityinndeland.com

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 or by email lillios@mail.ucf.edu

The deadline for submission is March 15, 2011.