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Module Reading List

Live Issues and Contemporary Art Practice, 2021/22, Semester 1
Diane Morgan
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Bibliography (in order of appearance)

Essential Reading

Clive Hamilton Requiem for a Species: Why We Resist The Truth About Climate Change

John Christopher Death of Grass (1956)

Auguste Blanqui Eternity by the Stars

Friedrich Nietzsche Thus Spoke Zarathustra especially “The Prologue”, “Of the Three Metamorphoses”, “Of the Afterworldsmen”, “Of Self-Overcoming”, “The Prophet”, “Of Redemption”, “On the Vision and the Riddle”, “Of the Higher Man”, “Amongst the Daughters of the Desert”, “The Awakening”, “The Ass Festival”, “The Intoxicated Song”, “The Sign”.

Friedrich Nietzsche Will to Power esp. Part One “European Nihilism” but all is interesting and relevant.

Albert Camus Myth of Sisyphus

Etienne de La Boétie The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

Albert Camus The Rebel

Henry David Thoreau “Civil Disobedience” and "Walden"

Gene Sharp From Dictatorship to Democracy

J-P Lederach The Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Peacebuilding

Clive Hamilton Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene


Also highly recommended:

John Wyndham Day of the Triffids

J.G. Ballard The Drowned World

Kim Stanley Robinson e.g New York 2040

Cormac McCarthy The Road

Machiavelli The Prince

Seneca “Letters from a Stoic”; “On the Shortness of Life

Boethius The Consolation of Philosophy

Henry David Thoreau “Walking

Albert Camus The Plague (uncannily relevant to COVID-times)

Klein, Naomi: This Changes Everything: Capitalism v. The Climate

Wallace-Wells, D: The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of Our Future

Bruno Latour Down to Earth

Bruno Latour Facing Gaia

Alan Weisman The Earth Without Us

Jan Zalasiewicz: The Earth After Us

This list was last updated on 30/09/2020