CFP: Translating Texts, Cultures, and Values

CALL FOR PAPERS – 6 NOVEMBER 2014 – TRANSLATING TEXTS, CULTURES AND VALUES – SYMPOSIUM AT QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

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 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 2014 to Piotr Blumczynski: p.blumczynski[at]qub.ac.uk

More information about the project and its research context: www.translatingvalues.org.  For questios, please contact Piootr Blumczynski at P.Blumczynski@qub.ac.uk.

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About Erica Mena

Erica Mena is a poet, translator, and book artist.
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