Jennifer Hamilton

Jennifer Hamilton is a lecturer in English at UNE in Armidale and co-convenor of COMPOSTING Feminisms and Environmental Humanities. Jennifer's current research is on housework, shelter, drains and emotion.

Washing the Dishes:

Reflections on Anne Boyer’s The Undying

By Jennifer Hamilton — 31 July, 2020

‘Cancer messed with the wrong bitch’ is an actual phrase printed on real t-shirts. ‘You got this’ is something people say to acquaintances who announce their diagnoses on Instagram. Both slogans intend to cast the sick person as the victor of a battle, but the battle doesn’t really exist. Moreover, as toneless words on a…