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) Jewish American writing, especially focused on 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", "Studies in the Novel", "Beyond the Ancient Quarrel: Literature, Philosophy, and J. M. Coetzee" (OUP 2017), 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. He won the "Landfall Essay Prize" for an essay on Jewishness and family in 2021.
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. From October 2023, he will be a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, in Washington DC.Read more on Andrew's profile
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. I have written on authors including Philip Roth, J. M. Coetzee, Janet Frame, Saul Bellow, Katherine Mansfield, and numerous New Zealand writers.
History of the novel, Jewish American literature, comedy, world literature, New Zealand literature, life-writing, neoliberalism, creative non-fiction
Kluge Fellowship, Library of Congress, Washington DC, 2023 – 24.
Junior Research Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London (2018 – 20).
Rhodes Scholarship (New Zealand & New College, Oxford, 2012 – 16).
Anne Reid Memorial Trust Scholarship (2016).
Shirtcliffe Fellowship (2015 – 16).
Prizes and Research Awards:
Shortlisted, Australian University Heads of English Prize for Literary Scholarship (2021).
Landfall Essay Prize (2021).
Dissertation Fellowship, Harry Ransom Center, UT Austin (2014).
Journal of New Zealand Literature Prize for New Zealand Studies (2012).
(2023), pp. 295-304, The Bloomsbury Handbook to J. M. Coetzee, London, Eng., B1
(2023), Vol. 55, Studies in the Novel, Baltimore, C1
(2023), Vol. 38, pp. 1-19, Australian Literary Studies, Brisbane, Qld., C1
(2023), pp. 1-1, Sydney Review of Books, Sydney, N.S.W., JO3
(2023), Los Angeles Review of Books, Los Angeles, Calif., JO3
(2021), Oxford, Eng., A1
(2021), pp. 1-1, Overland, Melbourne, JO3
(2021), Vol. 242, pp. 10-19, Landfall, Dunedin, New Zealand, JO3
(2020), pp. 221-233, The Cambridge Companion to J.M. Coetzee, Cambridge, Eng., B1
(2020), pp. 531-548, Handbook of Anglophone World Literatures, Berlin, Germany, B1
(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 8-25, Journal of New Zealand Literature, Hamilton, N.Z., C1-1
(2019), Vol. 65, pp. 676-699, MFS-MODERN FICTION STUDIES, C1
(2017), pp. 52-69, Beyond the ancient quarrel: literature, philosophy, and J.M. Coetzee, Oxford, Eng., B1
(2015), Wellington, New Zealand., A1-1
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