Call for Papers: “Translating Texts, Cultures and Values”, Belfast (6/11/2014)

The international research network investigating English evaluative concepts in translated religious and devotional texts (an AHRC-funded project) is holding a research symposium “Translating Texts, Cultures and Values” on Thursday, 6th November 2014 at Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland.


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

  • Translation as reconceptualization
  • Translation as a means of mediation, negotiation, and contestation of cultural values
  • The centrality of values in translated ideological and persuasive discourse
  • The differences between languages and cultural traditions in the understanding of key evaluative concepts
  • Conceptual ethnocentrism in the area of values manifested in translation
  • The challenges in negotiating English evaluative concepts (e.g. clarity, commitment, decency, fairness, humility, integrity, justice, etc.) in translation
  • Parallel and conflicting narratives in cross-cultural and cross-religious dialogue


Please send proposals for papers (up to 300 words) by 15 September to Piotr Blumczynski: p.blumczynski [at] 


CFP – Translating texts, cultures and values – Belfast 6 Nov 2014.docx