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April 27, 2018

Finding our Voices – by Quynh-Hoa Nguyen

As a woman working in a predominantly patriarchal culture and under communism in Vietnam, I see fear dominate both those with power and those without it. People who wield power fear losing it and those who are subject to power fear for their safety and...READ MORE
March 21, 2018

Third ISS Annual Meeting (2018)-summary

Friends and members of ISS gathered in Fort Worth (TX) over the weekend of February 22-24, 2018, for ISS’s Third Annual Meeting. Organized around the theme “Interpreters: Who They Are; How They are Formed; The Work They Do; and the Consequences”, attendees built upon previous...READ MORE
January 28, 2018

Scripturalizing Here and There

SCRIPTURALIZING HERE AND THERE The Politics of Meaning A collaborative project on discourse and power ISS is uniquely positioned to facilitate wide-ranging critical social-cultural analysis and commentary. As ongoing collaborative project, “Scripturalizing Here and There” is opportunity for such a compelling project for the times...READ MORE
September 26, 2017

ISS and Navigating a World in Transition

Vincent L. Wimbush spoke about the ISS and related issues at the 2017 Digital Conference organized by the Center for the Study of Religion, Culture and Foreign Affairs at Claremont Lincoln University.  Participating in the  Distinguished Scholars Roundtable, Wimbush articulated how the ISS research agenda dovetailed with...READ MORE
September 22, 2017

ISS in South Africa

ISS in South Africa The Institute for Signifying Scriptures was represented at the annual meeting of the Consortium of Humanities   Centers and Institutes (CHCI), which convened in August 2017 at the Castle of Good Hope in Cape Town, South Africa.  About 300 folks from...READ MORE
August 19, 2016

Announcing The Abeng: A Journal of Transdisciplinary Criticism

The Institute for Signifying Scriptures announces the launch of its peer-reviewed scholarly journal: The Abeng. Named after the horn that facilitated communication between communities of maroons in the African diaspora, our new journal functions, in many ways, the same way that any quality peer-reviewed publication...READ MORE