Dr Andrew Dean

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Writing and Literature

Faculty

Faculty of Arts and Education

Department

School of Comm & Creative Arts

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Oxford, 2018

Biography

Andrew Dean is Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University, Waurn Ponds. His research has focused on (1) post-Second World War global metafiction, (2) colonialism and postcolonialism, and (3) comedy. Andrew's first academic book, "Metafiction and the Postwar Novel: Foes, Ghosts, and Faces in the Water", was published by Oxford University Press in April 2021. The book examines the origins, poetics, and capacities of self-reflexive prose fiction after World War II. It focuses on three authors: J. M. Coetzee, Janet Frame, and Philip Roth.

Andrew's writing has appeared in "MFS: Modern Fiction Studies", "Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J. M. Coetzee" (OUP 2017), the "Journal of New Zealand Literature", and elsewhere. Beyond those writers covered in his book, Andrew has also worked on authors ranging from Saul Bellow to Katherine Mansfield.

Andrew is the author of a short trade book, "Ruth, Roger and Me: Debts and Legacies" (Bridget Williams Books 2015). The book examines the lives and experiences of those brought up in the wake of New Zealand’s economic reforms of the 1980s and 1990s, and features interviews with major figures from the period. He has written for publications including "Landfall" and "Overland" on both literary and political issues .

Andrew completed his doctorate in English literature at the University of Oxford in 2017. Following this, he was Lecturer in Victorian and Modern Literature at St John's College, University of Oxford, and later a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London.

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Research interests

My research areas are in late 19th, 20th, and 21st Century world anglophone and American literature. My published work has focused on the history of the novel, postcolonialism, life-writing, and nationalism. I am currently working on literary comedy. have written on authors including Philip Roth, J. M. Coetzee, Janet Frame, Saul Bellow, Katherine Mansfield, and numerous New Zealand writers.

Units taught

ALL102

Knowledge areas

History of the novel, postcolonialism, world literature, New Zealand literature, life-writing, neoliberalism, creative non-fiction

Awards

Rhodes Scholarship (New Zealand & New College, Oxford, 2012 – 16).
Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship (2016).
Shirtcliffe Fellowship (2015 – 16).
Overseas Graduate Scholarship (St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, 2015).
Dissertation Fellowship, Harry Ransom Centre, University of Texas at Austin (2014).
Journal of New Zealand Literature Prize for New Zealand Studies (2012).

Publications

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2021

Metafiction and the Postwar Novel Foes, Ghosts, and Faces in the Water

Andrew Dean

(2021), Oxford, Eng., A1

book

The New Zealand model and the present-future of the university

Andrew Dean

(2021), pp. 1-1, Overland, Melbourne, JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output

The New Man

Andrew Dean

(2021), Vol. 242, pp. 10-19, Landfall, Dunedin, New Zealand, JO3

Non-Traditional Research Output
2020

Lives and Archives

Andrew Dean

(2020), pp. 221-233, The Cambridge Companion to J.M. Coetzee, Cambridge, Eng., B1

book chapter

New Zealand Literature and the World

Andrew Dean

(2020), pp. 531-548, Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures, Berlin, Germany, B1

book chapter

Nationalism, Modernism, and New Zealand

Andrew Dean

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 8-25, Journal of New Zealand Literature, Hamilton, N.Z., C1-1

journal article
2019

"Why Will He Not Join the Guerrillas?": J. M. Coetzee's Life & Times of Michael K and the Politics of the Postcolonial Novel

Andrew Dean

(2019), Vol. 65, pp. 676-699, MFS Modern Fiction Studies, Baltimore, Md., C1

journal article
2017

Double thoughts: Coetzee and the philosophy of literary criticism

Andrew Dean

(2017), pp. 52-69, Beyond the ancient quarrel: literature, philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee, Oxford, Eng., B1

book chapter
2015

Ruth, Roger and Me Debts and Legacies

Andrew Dean

(2015), A1-1

book

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report