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March 18, 2017

Reflections from ISS@Charlotte – Lalruatkima

Last year on November 8, while Americans queued at the polling booths to elect a new president, the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi interrupted the citizens of his country just getting around to call it a night with a nationally televised announcement that the 500 and...READ MORE
March 18, 2017

Reflection on ISS 2017 Annual Meeting – P. Kimberleigh Jordan

A note of self-contextualization: my entrance into the Wimbush world of transdisciplinarity occurred in the progenitor research project called “African Americans and the Bible.” In that project, I found the beginnings of my own scholarly identity in trans- or interdisciplinary locations. I am now an...READ MORE
March 18, 2017

Reflections on the Second Annual Meeting of the ISS – Alonzo Huntsman

The second annual conference of the ISS convened in Charlotte to focus on the notion of the state/nation, its construction and how ideas of citizenship and belonging are understood and enforced. The topic could not have been more prescient given our own nation’s recent election...READ MORE
March 17, 2017

Some Reflections – Daniel Patte

As could be expected, during the meeting my reflections were framed by our Director’s Address. Building upon the preceding Annual Meeting, he reminded us of the ISS agenda – addressing:  what it [ISS] can mean to us as we strive to be free agents, what...READ MORE
March 13, 2017

Call for Papers

The Abeng: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Criticism (Winter 2018) The Abeng is a peer-reviewed journal of transdisciplinary criticism published by the Institute for Signifying Scriptures. Published annually, The Abeng invites article and essay submissions that engage the theme of the ISS annual meeting. The 2017...READ MORE
July 9, 2016

Lalruatkima Responds to the Huffington Post’s Recent Article on the Legally Enforced Rape of Two Indian Women

­The recent Huffington Post article (“Indian Tribunal Orders 2 Sisters Raped as Punishment for Brother’s Elopement,” August 28, 2015) about the rape-for-elopement punishment meted by an all-male village council in India was both disturbing and confusing. For those keyed in on the recurring reports of...READ MORE