Thinking and Writing Beyond Two Cultures: STEM, WAC/WID, and the Changing Academy

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Double Helix: A Journal of Critical Thinking and Writing

In 2008 The Times Literary Supplement included the publication of C. P. Snow's 1959 Rede Lecture, The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution, on its list of the 100 books that have most influenced Western public discourse since the Second World War. Although Snow's lecture prompted a dustup between scientists and literary elites over who could lay claim to the superior form of knowledge, over time the sides and tenor of the "Two Cultures Debate" have changed. As the debate has expanded throughout the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to include various disciplinary groups and the beliefs, attitudes, and perspectives with which they are bound together as "cultures," it has evolved into a conversation about how knowledge is recognized, valued, and taught across the cultures of the university. Double Helix invites submissions that explore pedagogical linkages between critical thinking and writing within the unfolding legacy of the Two Cultures Debate.

The deadline for submissions is March 28, 2015. For more information, please visit the journal's website: