Founded as a journal but now evolving into a book series, Graven Images illuminates culture, the law, and the human urge for transcendence. Graven Images 5: On Interpretation looks past post-structuralist theory to re-examine methods of textual interpretation developed in past millennia to understand sacred, philosophical, cultural, legal, literary, and artistic texts. The thirty-two contributors include noted scriptural interpreters, philosophers, cultural historians, legal scholars, literary analysts, and scholars whose analyses transcend single categories or periods. In addition, seven poets offer their interpretations of prophecy, art, and human nature. Of special interest is a verse cycle by the noted poet Mary Kinzie.
Andrew D. Weiner is professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Leonard V. Kaplan is the Mortimer M. Jackson Professor of Law at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They are co-directors of the Project for Law and the Humanities.