Hjortshoj, Keith. "The Marginality of the Left-Hand Castes (A Parable for Writing Teachers)." CCC 46.4 (1995): 491-505.
Hjortshoj chronicles how writing programs have been consigned marginal status among university departments. Hjortshoj claims language should be central in a liberal arts curriculum The English Department should not necessarily house writing. In an extended metaphor, he compares possibilities for writing amidst university departments to a left-handed caste in India. The left-handed caste developed an alternative economy of status. Like the caste, an interdisciplinary writing program could create a collective center for various programs to converse about language acquisition and interactive learning.