Lecture – Feeling Pain and Shame: Mapping the Emotional Grammar of Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’

Wednesday 4 October 2023, 4:00 pm – 6:00pm BST, Sheffield, UK


The University of Sheffield School of Law is hosting a guest Lecture on Gender and Sexuality titled ‘Feeling Pain and Shame: Mapping the Emotional Grammar of Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’.

We are pleased to invite Dr Senthorun Raj, Reader at the Manchester Metropolitan University, to speak about their recent research.

Light refreshments will follow the talk and Q&A.

Event title: Feeling Pain and Shame: Mapping the Emotional Grammar of Banning ‘Conversion Therapy’.

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2023

Time: 4 pm – 6 pm

Location: Firth Court, Firth Hall (Wheelchair accessible)

All university staff, students, and members of the public are invited to attend this lecture.

This talk will examine the role of emotions, particularly pain and shame, in shaping law reform debates about banning ‘conversion therapy.’ Drawing on a recent parliamentary debate in the UK about banning ‘conversion therapy,’ this talk will map the ‘emotional grammar’ of pain and shame to show these emotions connect the individualised nature of ‘conversion therapy’ directed against LGBT people with the institutional register through which LGBT people pursue a ban on these abusive practices.

The talk will be live-streamed so if you cannot attend in person, please book an online ticket. However, the Q&A and the relaxed discussion following the talk will only be accessible to in-person attendees. Therefore, if you can attend in person, this option is recommended.


Find more information and book your free place here: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/law/research/events-and-conferences/feeling-pain-and-shame-mapping-emotional-grammar-banning-conversion-therapy#event-map

This event will be held at Firth Hall, The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, UK

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