Softcover, 6 x 9 in.
157 pp. / 76 pp bw.
Published by YYZBOOKS
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.
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
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
Live of Objects Brief and Endless
That Barbie-Doll Look: A Psychoanalysis
The Peaceable Kingdoms
ISBN: 0-920397-81-6 / 978-0-920397-81-7