Maurits Van Bever Donker

Maurits van Bever Donker


Senior Lecturer Research Manager

Maurits van Bever Donker’s current book project is titled Texturing Difference: Black Consciousness Philosophy and the Script of Man. He reads black consciousness as constituting a philosophical intervention that draws on and re-works the projects of figures such as Frantz Fan-on and Aimé Césaire, so as to set to work on the limit of the philosophical and political constructions of man that order the world after Europe. Other current research projects include a book project on the concept of desire as this structures the post-apartheid, in conjunction with Ross Truscott and Premesh Lalu, as well as work on contemplation as a practice unfolding at the rough edge of what Deleuze calls “de-territorialisation”. More broadly van Bever Donker works at the intersection of postcolonial theory, critical theory, political theory and literature.

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