Why Stoics Box and Other Essays on Art and Society, by Jeanne Randolph; Edited by Bruce Grenville

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Softcover, 6 x 9 in.

157 pp. / 76 pp bw.

Published by YYZBOOKS

Toronto, 2003.

Dr. Jeanne Randolph is one of Canada’s foremost cultural theorists. A practicing psychiatrist, Randolph is also known as a performance artist whose extemporaneous soliloquies (on topics varying from cat curating to boxing to Barbie Dolls to Wittgenstein) have been performed in galleries and universities across Canada as well as in England, Australia, and Spain.

Bruce Grenville is the Senior Curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery (1997-present). He has been Curator at the Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon (1989-95) and Senior Curator of the Edmonton Art Gallery (1995-97). He received a BA and MA in Art History from Queen’s University and attended the International Institute of Semiotic and Structural Studies at the University of Toronto.

Why Stoics Box presents another lively and engaging collection of essays by psychoanalyst and cultural theorist Jeanne Randolph. Often inspired by contemporary Canadian art work, Randolph’s investigations into topics as diverse as Barbie TM, boxing, surveillance, Joseph Conrad and Marshall McLuhan make for a provocative and entertaining read.

 

Contents

Jeanne Randolph: Sources, Citations and Victuals

Bruce Grenville foldout

1. ABOUT PSYCHOANALYSIS

The Metamorphosis of Sigmund Freud

Late-Breaking Psychoanalysis: The Future of a Perversion

Theory as Praxis

2. ABOUT LITERARY WORKS

Something for All Ages

Project Dad

Saving Illusions: Psychoanalysis and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

3. ABOUT SPORTS

Dancing in the End Zone: Football, Psychoanalysis and Ornamental Activism

Why Stoics Box

Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Art and the Technological Ethos

4. ABOUT TECHNOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Computing the Human

Hi-Tech Surveillance and Moral Imagination: A Psychoanalysis

Burning River

Live of Objects Brief and Endless

That Barbie-Doll Look: A Psychoanalysis

The Peaceable Kingdoms

Acknowledgements

 

ISBN: 0-920397-81-6 / 978-0-920397-81-7

Additional information

Weight 0.37 kg
Dimensions 23 x 15 x 2 cm

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