Andrew Dean


Andrew Dean is Lecturer in Writing and Literature at Deakin University. 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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