CALL FOR PAPERS – at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland


The international research network investigating English evaluative concepts in translated religious and devotional texts (an AHRC-funded project) is holding a research symposium

Shared and conflicting values at the inter-faith
and cross-confessional interface: the role of language

to take place on Friday, 8th November 2013

at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland

The topics we want to consider include but are not limited to:

Evaluative concepts propagated by translated English religious and devotional texts

Values and evaluative concepts as a common ground or obstacle in religious discourse

The translation of religious and devotional texts as mediation of values

The linguistic and rhetorical appropriation of values

Linguistic aspects of inter-faith and cross-confessional encounters

Denominational perspectives expressed linguistically

Differences between languages and religious traditions in the understanding of key terms such as: community, church, faith, belief, conversion, etc.

Parallel and conflicting narratives in cross-confessional dialogue

Key evaluative concepts in cross-community talks and negotiations: the Troubles and the Peace Process

We invite proposals (of up to 300 words) for papers to be sent by 31 August 2013 to the organisers:

Professor John Gillespie, University of Ulster j.gillespie

Dr Piotr Blumczyński, Queen’s University Belfast p.blumczynski

Partner institutions: Queen’s University Belfast, University of Ulster, Nida Institute, Fondazione Universitaria San Pellegrino, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Universidad de Alicante

Networking collaboration funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council

CFP – Coleraine 2013.pdf

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