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Tuesday, 02 July 2013 11:35

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

Call for Papers: "Shared and conflicting values at the inter-faith and cross-confessional interface: the role of language"
Friday, 8th November 2013
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 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

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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Dr Piotr Blumczynski, Queen's University BelfastThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

For more information, please contact James Maxey at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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