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Updates on some of Dean's (recent) and [forthcoming] activities.

SCREEN Projects [2019/...]
See here for current projects and development updates.
- Recent USA/Canada research trip (For "The Sisters") posts on Twitter.
- Recent Japan research trip (for "nihongo") posts on Twitter.
- There's always something new on the horizon...
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Book Chapter (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.
Oct. 2019: Publication Date. Now available from Lexington Books / Rowman & Littlefield.
Sept. 2019
: Printing underway.
May 2019
: Back from peer review with a few comments. All seen off and sent back to the Editor.
Dec. 2018: Index submitted and volume out for peer review.
5 July 2018: Final draft signed off.
June 2018: First draft submitted to editors.
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Book (2018)
The Portrayal of Women in Science Fiction Cinema
A survey of female roles in the genre from 1895 to 2018.
April 2019: British Fantasy Society members, don't forget to vote in the 2019 British Fantasy Awards. Space Sirens is on the list!
5 Nov 2018: Great Hollywood producer/show-runner attached at AFM 2018 for the screen documentary version, now in development.
8 June 2018: Publication Date. Now available on the McFarland website and at booksellers worldwide.
May 2018: Twitter. Dean's 'Iconic Women of Science Fiction Cinema' runs throughout May under the hastag #winsff. Join the conversation here.
2018/19: A television documentary series is currently in development/discussion.
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AFM (2018)
American Film Market, Santa Monica, 31st October to 7th November 2018
Dean attended the AFM this year with his agent and various creative industry partners.
6 Nov. 2018: Secured 'shopping agreement' for drama project - during AFM.
5 Nov. 2018: Attached producer/show-runner to documentary project - during AFM.
22 Oct. 2018: Secured development funding deal for drama project - pre AFM.
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Philip Larkin Television Documentary (2017)
Philip Larkin by Andrew Motion

Dean's project on the Hull-based poet Philip Larkin was commissioned by Sky Arts and made by Bristol-based Icon Films. A film directed by Cris Warren, and presented by Larkin's friend and literary executor, Sir Andrew Motion.
May 2018: Shortlisted in the 2018 national 'Broadcast Digital Awards'. Details here (external link).
Feb. 2018: Nominated for 2 Royal Television Society (West) Awards 2018: 'Documentary Programme' and 'On-screen Talent' (Sir Andrew Motion). Details here (external link).
24 Nov. 2017: First broadcsast by SkyArts.
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Conference Presentation (2017/18)
"City of Cinemas: Mapping the Picture Houses of Hull"

At 'Hull: City of Cinema', hosted by the School of Drama, Music and Screen, University of Hull, in association with Hull Independent Cinema and the Media and Memory Research Institute.
29 July 2018: Revised version presented at the Cinema Theatre Association's AGM in Hull.
March 2017: Presentation.
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