30th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

deadline for submissions: 
February 1, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society
contact email: 

30th Annual Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Conference

Daytona Beach Resort & Conference Center

Daytona Beach, Florida

March 30- April 1, 2017


The Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Society, an organization of over 200 members worldwide, invites paper proposals on topics related to Rawlings’s life and works.  


Topics might include but are not limited to the following:


Rawlings and Modernism

Rawlings and other authors – and her place in American literature

Landscape/environment and character in Rawlings’s fiction and/or non-fiction

The role of food in Rawlings’s Cross Creek, The Yearling, or Cross Creek Cookery.

Rawlings and film

Rawlings and fine art

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



Please send 1-2 page abstracts for 20-minute papers to

Dr. Leslie Poole, Rollins College


The deadline for submission is Feb. 1, 2017