The Ends of Autonomy - Online - 16-17 Dec

We are delighted to announce the programme for the second 'Ends of Autonomy' colloquium, and to invite registrations. This event will take place on Zoom, over two successive mornings Melbourne Time to allow for global participation. All are welcome to attend but registration (free) before 1 December is required. To register please contact Chris Watkin at Technical instructions on how to join will be supplied following your registration.

Wednesday 16 December (Melbourne)

6:00 AM Wed Melbourne Time


Oliver Davis (University of Warwick)


6:05 AM Wed

*Keynote 1*

Mark Andrejevic (Monash University)

Automating Surveillance: Post-Representational and Post-Subjective Governance


6:45 AM Wed



7:05 AM Wed

*Panel 1*

Håvard Rustad Markussen (Swedish Defence University)

The Political Subject of Surveillance Capitalism: Representations of The (Com)Modification of Behaviour as a Threat in the Cambridge Analytica Scandal


7:25 AM Wed

Tim Christiaens (University of Leuven)

Autonomy in the Age of Platform Capitalism


7:45 AM Wed

Sarah E. Carter (National University of Ireland, Galway)

Four-Dimensional Autonomy in a Digital Age: Where are Privacy Notices Going Wrong?


8:05 AM Wed

Vincent Le (Monash University)

Artificial Will: From the Autonomization of Ends to the End of Autonomy


8:25 AM Wed



8:45 AM Wed

*Panel 2*

Ali Alizadeh (Monash University)

Who Is Legend?: Viral Infection, Horror and Freedom


9:05 AM Wed

Conall Cash (Cornell University)

Freedom as Self-Constitution in Literary Modernism: On Flaubert’s Madame Bovary


9:25 AM Wed

Graham Wood (University of Tasmania)

Sustainable Freedom


9:45 AM Wed

Dan Taylor (The Open University)

Climate Anxiety, Fatalism and the Capacity to Act


10:05 AM Wed



Thursday 17 December

6:00 AM Thu Melbourne Time

Panel 3

Nick Hewlett (University of Warwick)

Capitalism today and the prospects for socialist freedom


6:20 AM Thu

Benjamin Abrams (University College London)

The Rise of Exocracy: Explaining a Relational Shift in Contemporary Political Subjectivity


6:40 AM Thu

Pascal Brixel (Clemson University)

Why We Work


7:00 AM Thu



7:20 AM Thu

Keynote 2

Jessica Whyte (University of New South Wales)

Neoliberalism and the margin of freedom


8:00 AM Thu



8:20 AM Thu

Panel 4

Oliver Davis (University of Warwick)

Sovereignty and autonomy in the recent work of Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval


8:40 AM Thu

Felicity Chaplin (Monash University)

Liberty Leading the People? Dress liberty and autonomy in post-#MeToo France


9:00 AM Thu

Jeremy Ahearne (University of Warwick)

Universal Language: Heteronomy’s Promises of Freedom


9:20 AM Thu

Christopher Watkin (Monash University)

Autonomy as pathology: rewriting the social contract


9:40 AM Thu





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