Latest News

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


SCREEN Projects [2019/...]
See here for current projects and development updates.
Latest USA/Canada research trip posted 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 LabLit: Exploring Literary Fictions About Science.
Co-written with Lynne Magowan. Lynne and Dean's previous collaboration here.
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2019: Scheduled for publication by Lexington Books.
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)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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29 July 2018: Revised version presented at the Cinema Theatre Association's AGM in Hull.
March 2017: Presentation.
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