Missouri State University

16th Annual Ozarks Celebration Festival

Ozarks Lecture Series

 

Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013

Corn From a Jar: Moonshine in the Southern Mountains

7:00 p.m.
Karls Hall, Room 101

 

Daniel S. (Dan) Pierce is the author of Corn From a Jar: Moonshining in the Great Smoky Mountains (Great Smoky Mountains Association, 2013) and the first truly comprehensive history of early NASCAR, Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France (UNC Press, 2010). He is Professor of History, Chair of the department, and resident professional cracker at the University of North Carolina-Asheville. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Tennessee where he worked with distinguished southern historian James C. Cobb.

He is also the author of The Great Smokies: From Natural Habitat to National Park (UT Press, 2000) and has had his work published in The New York Times, Southern Cultures, Smokies Life magazine, and numerous encyclopedias including the New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. He has appeared on NPR’s Talk of the Nation, The History Channel, North Carolina People with William Friday, North Carolina Bookwatch, and the South Carolina ETV Emmy Award winning program Take on the South.

 

 

Daniel S. Pierce

Daniel S. Pierce

 

Monday, Sept. 9, 2013

Dr. Cathie English

Dr. Cathie English

"Where are YOU from?: Community Literacy and Place-Conscious Education as a Model for Developing Citizenship"

7:00 p.m.
Plaster Student Union, Traywick Parliamentary Room (PSU 313)

 

Dr. Cathie English is in her first year as a member of the MSU English Department. She received her Ph.D. in composition and rhetoric from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011. She taught secondary English for 21 years in Aurora, Nebraska, where her students were engaged in place-conscious curricula. Her dissertation, "Living Well: The Value of Teaching Place," is a memoir of teaching practices that focus on sustaining the cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of her rural community. Her current work includes a chapter on work ethnographies for a series on community literacy published by Syracuse University Press, Writing Suburban Citizenship: Place-Conscious Education and the Conundrum of Suburbia.