The international research network investigating English evaluative concepts in translated religious and devotional texts (an AHRC-funded project) is holding a research symposium on "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
Partner institutions: Queen's University Belfast, University of Ulster, Nida Institute, Fondazione Universitaria San Pellegrino, Uniwersytet Jagiellonski, Universidad de Alicante. Networking collaboration funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.