Why Stoics Box: Essays on Art and Society by Jeanne Randolph (2003)

Why Stoics Box: Essays on Art and Society by Jeanne Randolph (2003)

Softcover, 6 x 9 in.

157 pp. / 76 pp bw.

Published by YYZBOOKS

Toronto, 2003.

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

signed copy


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, boxing, surveillance, Joseph Conrad and Marshall McLuhan make for a provocative and entertaining read.The range and eclecticism of Randolph's thinking is reflected in her essay topics, which include: "Unsportsmanlike Conduct: Art and the Technological Ethos", "Hi-Tech Surveillance and Moral Imagination", and "Computing the Human."


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.



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