November 3, 2012
Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts
203 South 9th St.
Reservations will be taken online,
or by calling (800) 747–6366 until October 26.
“The Case of the Ghost of the Ozarks:
Considering Regional Exceptionalism”
Missouri State University Professor Brooks Blevins’s recent book, Ghost of the Ozarks
, uses the case study of a 1929 murder mystery and trial to peel back layers of Ozarks social and cultural history. Blevins’s presentation focuses on a particular theme fundamental to the study of the Ozarks, and to any other region for that matter—the idea of regional exceptionalism. The press covered the Stone County murder and trial through the prism of a well-established set of stereotypes of life in the Ozarks. But behind the reports lay a more complex place and story.
Meeting and Luncheon
- Silent Auction Bidding Opens 10:00 a.m.
- Business Meeting 11:00 a.m.
Annual Report and Brownlee Grants
- Luncheon 12:30, followed by the book, article, thesis, dissertation awards, The Distinguished Service Award and The Case of the Ghost of the Ozarks: Considering Regional Exceptionalism
- Silent Auction bidding closes 1:00 p.m.