The Abeng 2016

The Abeng (A-beng) refers to a kind of animal horn used in the African diaspora to facilitate communication within communities of maroons

An online forum for articles, essays, creative expressions, seminar proceedings, critical reflections and analyses, interviews about projects and ongoing work, and individual and collaborative research pertaining to the agenda and commitments of The Institute for Signifying Scriptures—viz., having to do with the “work we make ‘scriptures’ do for us,” or an expansive critical studies orientation to the complexities of discourse and power.


July 9, 2016

ISS First Annual Meeting – Opening Address and Director’s Report

February 19, 2016 by Vincent Wimbush “I wish [we] knew how it would feel to be free”: The Subjunctive Mood …in every society the production of discourse is at once controlled, selected, organized and redistributed according to a certain number of procedures, whose role is to avert its powers and its dangers, to cope with...READ MORE
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