28th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

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Anna Lillios / Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
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28th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference, Florida Southern College, Lakeland, Florida, March 27-28, 2015.

The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, an organization of 200 members, invites paper proposals on topics related to Rawlings's life and works. Topics might include the following:
• Rawlings and other authors in her circle, including 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
• Rawlings and Modernism
• 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-page abstract for a 20-minute paper to Dr. Anna Lillios, University of Central Florida. Anna@ucf.edu

The deadline for submission is February 15, 2015