Fiona Johnstone

ON STRIKE

In solidarity with the UCU strikes, The Polyphony will not be posting any new material on February 20th and 21st; February 24th to 26th; March 2nd to 5th; and March 9th to 13th 2020.  To mark the ongoing industrial action, […]

Anne Boyer’s “The Undying” (2/3)

The Polyphony asked two readers, Agnes Arnold-Forster (Research and Engagement Fellow, Surgery and Emotion, University of Roehampton) and Will Viney (Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, UoL), to review Anne Boyer’s highly-publicised 2019 cancer memoir “The Undying”, and to respond to each other’s reviews. In this second of a three-part series, Will Viney considers Boyer’s text in the context of recent developments in ‘personalised’ cancer care.

Anne Boyer’s “The Undying” (1/2)

The Polyphony asked two readers, Agnes Arnold-Forster (Research and Engagement Fellow, Surgery and Emotion, University of Roehampton) and Will Viney (Research Associate in the Department of Anthropology, Goldsmiths, UoL), to review Anne Boyer’s highly-publicised 2019 cancer memoir “The Undying”, and to respond to each other’s reviews. In this first of a three-part series, Agnes Arnold-Forster discovers a text that explores poverty, politics and the provision of healthcare, and offers a critique of individualised illness narratives.