Hi everyone! Before we all break for the semester I wanted to thank those of you who came out to the talks on globalization and science and to follow up on those events. Audio for the globalization event will be up when I get into town, so you can hear how it all went down and continue the conversation. Due to a technical error, there is no audio of the science and literature event (which was fascinating), but expect more of these discussions to come out of the college soon. So, I’m reposting articles and questions here, including a new article for you all to browse. Since you’ll have more time for intellectual wanderings over break, I hope you’ll comment because I want to get these discussions going before I add lots of new content in the spring!
I’m headed off to Italy, so I hope to come back with some of my own new thoughts on globalization, so expect an update on globalization in the New Year!
New article! Life, Death, and Biocultural Literacy
New link! Laura Splan, artist
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?