May 27, 2024

ISS Annual Meeting 2024-Report

Marronage and Movement:  Twenty Years of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures From April 11 to 13, 2024, researchers and students gathered both in-person and online to discuss our seminar theme of “marronage,” to commemorate two foundational research initiatives, and to contemplate future directions for the […]
August 26, 2023

HTI/OP Podcast: The work of ISS and its 20th anniversary

In this episode of OP Talks, Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo talks to fellow religion professor Dr. Vincent Wimbush, Founding Director of the Institute for Signifying Scriptures (ISS), which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The organization’s upcoming annual conference in Atlanta—to be held April 11-13, 2024 […]
June 6, 2023

New book advances ISS’s research agenda

Continuing his project of critical analysis of the scriptural formation of culture, Vincent L. Wimbush has gathered in Masquerade: Scripturalizing Modernities through Black Flesh essays by scholars of various backgrounds and orientations who focus in different registers on the theme of masquerade as the “play-element” […]
December 18, 2021

Scripturalizing from the Senate Floor

Warnock’s Senate speech on Voting Rights is stunning, masterful in many respects. (Shows among other things what has always been the potential of–and high hopes for–radically free Black preacher rhetorics. And on the floor of the U.S. Senate, no less!)  Many points can be made about […]