The Covid-19 pandemic has inevitably affected Dean's public output and activity - as it has for many people. He continues to develop projects from home. Here are some details of Dean's (fairly) recent and forthcoming activities...

Edited Book Project (2021+)
"Gender Fluidity in Japanese Arts and Culture" (working title)
Currently working with an American publisher and Japanese co-editor, Sayuri Hirano, on this volume of collected of essays.

Abstract proposals are being sought from Japanese and non-Japanese scholars writing in English for a book exploring androgyny, ‘cross-dressing’, drag culture, trans-gender issues, sexual identities and other forms of gender fluidity that feature in Japanese arts and culture – past and present.

Call for Papers here
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Screen Projects (2021+)
There's always something new on the horizon...

See here for current screen projects and development updates.
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Book Chapter (Oct., 2019)
"Female Scientists Under Strain: Transitions From Lab To Lit To Screen"

in Lab Lit: Exploring Literary and Cultural Respresentation of Science.
Co-written with Lynne Magowan. See Lynne and Dean's previous collaboration here.

See here for more details.
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Book (July, 2018)
SPACE SIRENS, SCIENTISTS AND PRINCESSES: The Portrayal of Women in Science Fiction Cinema
A survey of female roles in the genre from 1895 to 2018.

See here for more details about the book.
Screen documentary version, now in development (2021+)
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Philip Larkin Television Documentary (Nov., 2017)
Philip Larkin by Andrew Motion

Dean's project on the Hull-based poet Philip Larkin, featuring Sir Andrew Motion, directed by Cris Warren.

See here for more details.
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