Julian Dean

Julian Dean

Email: jdean6@nd.edu

Areas of Interest:
Irish literature; Modernism; Postcolonial literatures and theory; Critical theory; and the Anthropocene

Education
MA James Madison University
MS Rowan University
BA Rowan University
BA West Virginia University

Profile:
Julian's research interests focus on the intersection of time and place in postcolonial utopianism. Specifically, he is interested in alternative forms of being-with that survive the homogenizing effects of modernity and colonization and how these appear in Irish and Indian literature. His project looks to alternative modernities as a source of utopian hope in the Anthropocene. 

Selected Scholarly Activity:
“WB Yeats and the Deconstructive Utopian Impulse.” ACIS-West: “Ireland and Her Exiled Children.” Missoula, MT. October 20-22, 2016. Conference Presentation.

“’Easter, 1916’ and Other Radical Uses of Time.” ACIS-New England: “1916: Revolution(s) and all that Followed.” Cape Cod, MA. November 4-5, 2016. Conference Presentation.

“Settler Utopias, Postcolonial Utopianism, and Critical Ecotopianism in Amitav Ghosh’s The Hungry Tide.” EGSA-Georgetown University: “Posthuman Materialism: Knowledge, Economy, Ecology.” Washington, DC. April 8, 2017. Conference Presentation.