So, the English Undergrad Association, of which I am the president, is having a student/faculty discussion on the ways in which literature (and the humanities in general) and the sciences inform each other. The event is Thursday Oct. 26th from 12:30-2pm in 1120 Susquehanna. Even if you can’t come, check out some cool articles for discussion here. Also go to the NPR page linked to on the sidebar. Here are some articles and discussion questions.
1) Do you think there is a major cultural divide between literature/humanities
and science? On our campus? In the larger culture?
2) How, from your perspective, do literature and science inform each other?
(How) do we see the two disciplines interacting in literary works? In scientific
3) Is there a place for humanist thought as an ethical guide for scientific
4) How has technological advancement changed your work as humanists?
5) If we see a cultural divide, what do you think should be done about it on
campus? Is the cultural divide a problem for faculty? For students?