Solarity: A Bibliography

Solarity: After Oil School II

May 23-25, 2019 – Montreal, QC

Prepared by Joel Auerbach

Dept. of Art History & Communication Studies, McGill University

Ackermann, A.S.E. “The Utilisation of Solar Energy.” Journal of the Royal Society of Arts 63, no. 3258 (1915): 538–65.

al-Mala’ika, Nazik. “Revolt Against the Sun: A Gift for the Rebels.” Translated by Emily Drumsta. Jadaliyya, 2013 [1946].

Alagona, Peter S., and Clinton F. Smith. “Mirage in the Making: Mojave Dreams.” Boom: A Journal of California 2, no. 3 (2012): 25–44.

Anderson, T.J. “The Primal Urgency of Aimé Césaire: An Introduction and Six Poems.” Alif: Journal of Comparative Poetics, no. 13 (1993): 83–105.

Argenti, Nicolas, and Daniel M. Knight. “Sun, Wind, and the Rebirth of Extractive Economies: Renewable Energy Investment and Metanarratives of Crisis in Greece.” Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 21, no. 4 (2015): 781.

Atkinson, William. The Orientation of Buildings: Or, Planning for Sunlight. Wiley, 1912.

Barber, Daniel A. “Tomorrow’s House: Solar Housing in 1940s America.” Technology and Culture, 2014.

Bataille, Georges. The Accursed Share, Vol. 1: Consumption. Translated by Robert Hurley. New York: Zone
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Baudrillard, Jean. “When Bataille Attacked the Metaphysical Principle of Economy.” In Ideology and Power in the Age of Lenin in Ruins, by Arthur Kroker and Marilouise Kroker, translated by David James Miller. St. Martin’s Press, 1991.

Bidney, Martin. “Land of the Solar Androgyne: The Russian Symbolist K.D. Bal’mont as Poet-Ethnographer of Ancient Egypt.” Comparative Literature Studies 29, no. 4 (1992): 357–79.

Boetzkes, Amanda. “Solar.” In Fueling Culture: 101 Words for Energy and Environment, by Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel, and Patricia Yaeger, 314–17. Fordham University Press, 2017.

Boyer, Dominic. “Infrastructure, Potential Energy, Revolution.” In The Promise of Infrastructure, by Nikhil Anand, Akhil Gupta, and Hannah Appel. Duke University Press, 2018.

Brennan, Shane. “Practices of Sunlight: Visual and Cultural Politics of Solar Energy in the United States.” PhD thesis, New York University, 2017.

———. “Visionary Infrastructure: Community Solar Streetlights in Highland Park.” Journal of Visual Culture 16, no. 2 (2017): 167–89.

Broms, Loove, Josefin Wangel, and Camilla Andersson. “Sensing Energy: Forming Stories through Speculative Design Artefacts.” Energy Research & Social Science, Narratives and Storytelling in Energy and Climate Change Research, 31 (2017): 194–204.

Burkett, Paul, and John Bellamy Foster. “Metabolism, Energy, and Entropy in Marx’s Critique of Political Economy: Beyond the Podolinsky Myth.” Theory and Society 35, no. 1 (2006): 109–56.

Carroll, Michael P. “Some Third Thoughts on Max Müller and Solar Mythology.” European Journal of Sociology 26, no. 2 (1985): 263–81.

Clow, Michael, David Schwartzman, and Derek Lovejoy. “Solar Energy Is No Panacea for Ecological Limits on Economic Activity.” Science & Society 62, no. 2 (1998): 266–80.

Crary, Jonathan. “Chapter 1.” In 24/7: Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep, 1–28. Verso, 2013.

Cross, Jamie. “The 100th Object: Solar Lighting Technology and Humanitarian Goods.” Journal of Material Culture 18, no. 4 (2013): 367–87.

Cross, Jamie, and Declan Murray. “The Afterlives of Solar Power: Waste and Repair off the Grid in Kenya.” Energy Research & Social Science 44 (October 2018): 100–109.

Cubitt, Sean. “The Sound of Sunlight.”Screen 51 (2010): 118-128.

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Delucchi, Mark A., and Mark Z. Jacobson. “Providing All Global Energy with Wind, Water, and Solar Power, Part II: Reliability, System and Transmission Costs, and Policies.” Energy Policy 39, no. 3 (2011): 1170–90.

Denzer, Anthony. The Solar House: Pioneering Sustainable Design. Random House, 2013.

Dicks, Henry. “Environmental Ethics and Biomimetic Ethics: Nature as Object of Ethics and Nature as Source of Ethics.” Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 30, no. 2 (2017): 255–74.

Engelmann, Sasha, and Derek McCormack. “Elemental Aesthetics: On Artistic Experiments with Solar Energy.” Annals of the American Association of Geographers 108, no. 1 (2018): 241–59.

Fakier, Khayaat. “Women and Renewable Energy in a South African Community: Exploring Energy Poverty and Environmental Racism.” Journal of International Women’s Studies 19, no. 5 (2018): 165–76.

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Georgesçu-Roegen, Nicholas. The Entropy Law and the Economic Process. Harvard University Press, 1971.

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Gonzalez, George A. Energy and Empire: The Politics of Nuclear and Solar Power in the United States. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2012.

Görisch, Ann-Kathrin. “The Dark Side of the Sun A Critical Discourse Analysis of Ecological Modernisation in the Context of the Solar Economy in Morocco.” MSc thesis, Lund University, 2015.

Groys, Boris. “Georges Bataille: The Potlatch with the Sun,” In Under
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Hall, Stuart, Doreen Massey, and Michael Rustin. “Energy Beyond Neoliberalism.” In After Neoliberalism? The Kilburn Manifesto. Lawrence & Wishart, 2015.

Hawkes, Jacquetta. Man and the Sun. Cresset Press, 1962.

Heidegger, Martin. “The Question Concerning Technology.” In The Question Concerning Technology and Other Essays, translated by William Lovitt. Garland Publishing, 1977.

Henning, Annette. “Ambiguous Artefacts: Solar Collectors in Swedish Contexts. On Processes of Cultural Modification.” PhD thesis, Stockholm University, 2000.

Herdeg, Walter. The Sun in Art. Graphis Press, 1968.

Hornby, Louise. “Appropriating the Weather: Olafur Eliasson and Climate Control.” Environmental Humanities 9, no. 1 (2017): 60–83.

Hottel, Hoyt C. “Science Explores New Frontier: Solar Energy.” Challenge 4, no. 11/12 (1956): 40–45.

Huber, Matthew T. “Fossilized Liberation: Energy, Freedom, and the ‘Development of the Productive Forces.’” In Materialism and the Critique of Energy, eds. Brent Ryan Bellamy and Jeff Diamanti. MCM’ Publishing, 2018, 501–524.

Illich, Ivan. “Energy and Equity.” In Beyond Economics and Ecology: The Radical Thought of Ivan Illich, edited by Sajay Samuel. Marion Boyars, 2013.

Jacobson, Mark Z., and Mark A. Delucchi. “Providing All Global Energy with Wind, Water, and Solar Power, Part I: Technologies, Energy Resources, Quantities and Areas of Infrastructure, and Materials.” Energy Policy 39, no. 3 (2011): 1154–69.

———. “Providing All Global Energy with Wind, Water, and Solar Power, Part II: Reliability, system and transmission costs, and policies.” Energy Policy 39, no. 3 (2011): 1170–90.

Johnson, Christopher E. “‘Turn on the Sunshine’: A History of the Solar Future.” PhD thesis, University of Washington, 2015.

Karanasios, Konstantinos, and Paul Parker. “Recent Developments in Renewable Energy in Remote Aboriginal Communities, NWT, Canada.” Papers in Canadian Economic Development 16, no. 0 (2016): 41–53.

Kim, Jong-dall, Dong-hi Han, and Jung-gyu Na. “The Solar City Daegu 2050 Project: Visions for a Sustainable City.” Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society 26, no. 2 (April 2006): 96–104.

Knight, Daniel M. “A Critical Perspective on Economy, Modernity and Temporality in Contemporary Greece through the Prism of Energy Practice.” GreeSE Papers 81 (2014): 52.

———. “Energy Talk, Temporality, and Belonging in Austerity Greece.” Anthropological Quarterly 90, no. 1 (2017): 167–91.

Knight, Daniel M., and Sandra Bell. “Pandora’s Box: Photovoltaic Energy and Economic Crisis in Greece.” Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 5, no. 3 (2013): 033110.

Knowles, Ralph L. “The Solar Envelope: Its Meaning for Energy and Buildings.” Energy and Buildings, 2003, 11.

Kryza, Frank T. The Power of Light: The Epic Story of Man’s Quest to Harness the Sun. McGraw-Hill, 2003.

Kumar, Ankit. “Cultures of Lights.” Geoforum 65 (2015): 59–68.

Kwartler, Michael, Charlotte Fahn, and Brian Goeken. “Preserving Sunshine in New York City’s Parks: A Zoning Proposal.” New York: Parks Council, 1991.

Lambrechts, Robert J. “The U.S. Electrical Grid: Surviving Cyber-Terrorism and Solar Flares.” Natural Resources & Environment 25, no. 4 (2011): 42–45.

Lefebvre, Henri. Rhythmanalysis. Translated by Stuart Elden and Gerald Moore. Continuum, 2004.

Lichtheim, Miriam. “Great Hymn to the Aten.” In Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol. 2: The New Kingdom. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2006.

Lindsay, R.B. “The Concept of Energy and Its Early Historical Development.” Foundations of Physics 1, no. 4 (1971): 383–93.

Lord, Barry. Art & Energy: How Culture Changes. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.

Lorenz-Meyer, Dagmar. “Becoming Responsible with Solar Power Extending Feminist Imaginings of Community, Participation and Care.” Australian Feminist Studies 32, no. 94 (2017): 427–44.

Lovich, Jeffrey E., and Joshua R. Ennen. “Wildlife Conservation and Solar Energy Development in the Desert Southwest, United States.” BioScience 61, no. 12 (2011): 982–92.

Malm, Andreas. “A Return to the Flow? Obstacles to the Transition,” In Fossil Capital, London: Verso 2016. 367-388

McAllister, Lucy, Amanda Magee, and Benjamin Hale. “Women, E-Waste, and Technological Solutions to Climate Change.” Health and Human Rights 16, no. 1 (2014): 166–78.

McDaniel, Bruce A. “Solar Energy and Social Economy.” Review of Social Economy 39, no. 2 (1981): 181–95.

McDonald, Nicole C., and Joshua M. Pearce. “Community Voices: Perspectives on Renewable Energy in Nunavut.” Arctic 66, no. 1 (2013): 94–104.

McCrary, Michael D., Robert L. McKernan, Ralph W. Schreiber, William D. Wagner, and Terry C. Sciarrotta. “Avian Mortality at a Solar Energy Power Plant.” Journal of Field Ornithology 57, no. 2 (1986): 7.

MIT Energy Initiative, “Executive Summary” and “Chapter 1 – Introduction and Overview, The Future of Solar Energy. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2015.

Monaghan, Patricia. “‘She Want It All’: The Sun Goddess in Contemporary Women’s Poetry.” Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 11, no. 2/3 (1990): 21–25.

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Ndzibah, Emmanuel. “Diffusion of Solar Technology in Developing Countries: Focus Group Study in Ghana.” Management of Environmental Quality 21, no. 6 (2010): 773–84.

Newitz, Annalee. “Two Scenarios for the Future of Solar Energy.” In Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future, by Ed Finn and Kathryn Cramer. Harper Collins, 2014.

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Pasquinelli, Matteo. “On Solar Databases and the Exogenesis of Light.” e-flux, no. 65, June 2015.

Perlin, John. From Space to Earth: The Story of Solar Electricity. Harvard University Press, 2002.

———. Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year Story of Solar Energy. New World Library, 2013.

Pfeiffer, Sophia Douglass. “Ancient Lights: Legal Protection of Access to Solar Energy.” American Bar Association Journal 68 (1982): 288–91.

Plato. “Analogy of the Sun.” In The Republic, edited by G.R.F. Ferrari, translated by Tom Griffith, Book 6, 507b–509c. Cambridge University Press, 2000.

Powell, Dana Elizabeth. “Landscapes of Power: An Ethnography of Energy Development on the Navajo Nation.” PhD thesis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2011.

Pschetz, Larissa, Catherine Magill, Jamie Cross, and Dan van der Horst. “Understanding Situated Energy Values in Rural Kenya,” 2018.

Rezaei, Maryam, and Hadi Dowlatabadi. “Off-Grid: Community Energy and the Pursuit of Self-Sufficiency in British Columbia’s Remote and First Nations Communities.” Local Environment 21, no. 7 (2016): 789–807.

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Russell, Edmund, James Allison, Thomas Finger, John K. Brown, Brian Balogh, and W. Bernard Carlson. “The Nature of Power: Synthesizing the History of Technology and Environmental History.” Technology and Culture 52, no. 2 (2011): 246–59.

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Schelly, Chelsea. “Dwelling in Resistance: Living with Alternative Technologies in America.” PhD thesis, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2013.

———. “Frameworks for Understanding and Promoting Solar Energy Technology Development.” Resources 4, no. 1 (2015): 55–69.

Scherrer, Deborah. “Solar Folklore and Storytelling.” Stanford Solar Center.

Schwartzman, David. “Beyond Eco-Catastrophism: The Conditions for Solar Communism.” Socialist Register 53 (2016).

———. “Solar Communism.” Science & Society 60, no. 3 (1996): 307–31.

Singh, Kartikeya. “Of Sun Gods and Solar Energy.” Issues in Science and Technology 33, no. 2 (Winter 2017): 48–54.

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———. Energy in Nature and Society. MIT Press, 2007.

Smith, Trudi Lynn, and James K. Rowe. “Pipelines as Sun Tunnels: Visualizing Alternatives to Carboniferous Capitalism.” CTheory, 2017.

“A Solar Printing Press.” Nature 26 (1882): 503–4.

Standal, Karina. “The Globalising Effects of Solar Energy Access on Family and Gender Relations in Rural India.” Asia in Focus, Autumn 2016, 14–22.

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Stoekl, Allan. “‘After the Sublime,’ After the Apocalypse: Two Versions of Sustainability in Light of Climate Change.” Diacritics 41, no. 3 (2013): 40–57.

———. Bataille’s Peak: Energy, Religion, and Postsustainability. University of Minnesota Press, 2007.

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Tennant-Wood, Robin. Following the Sun: The Pioneering Years of Solar Energy Research at The Australian National University 1970-2005. Australian National University Press, 2012.

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———. “The World of the Solar Age: Science Makes an Optimistic Calculus.” International Review of Modern Sociology 8, no. 1 (1978): 1–17.

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