Latest News

Feb. 2018: Dean's TV documentary "Motion on Larkin" (see below), has been nominated for 2 Royal Television Society (West) Awards 2018:
'Documentary Programme' and 'On-screen Talent' (Sir Andrew Motion). Details here (external link).

Some more of what Dean has been working on recently...


Book - awaiting publication
Space Sirens, Scientists and Princesses: The Portrayal of Women in Science Fiction Cinema
Dean's new book has been delivered to McFarland and Co., USA, for publication in 2018.

McFarland included this in its Spring 2018 catalogue, but the listing now reads "Spring-Summer". Amazon UK still shows the publication date as April 30th, but Amazon US now shows it as July 14th. Watch this space!

[A television documentary series is currently in development/discussion].


Publication Date: 2018.

US Publisher link here.
UK Amazon link here.

More book details here.

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Book Chapter - under construction
Lab-Lit Essay

Co-written with Lynne Magowan.
Dean and Lynne are currently researching for an essay to contribute to Ace and Olga Pilkington's collection on "Lab-Lit" (Laboratory Literature). The primary subject for this chapter is the 1969 novel and 1971 film, The Andromeda Strain.


Lynne and Dean's previous collaboration here.

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Screen Projects - in developent
Further factual TV projects based on Dean's research interests are currently being discussed and developed with production companies and agencies in the UK and the US.
Dean has a number of feature screenplays in development and looking for new homes.

Documentary details here.

Screenplay details here.

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Philip Larkin Television Documentary - as Associate Producer
Motion on Larkin

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.


Sky Arts, November 2017.

Nominated in the Royal Television Society (West) Awards 2018, for:
~ Best Documentary Programme
~ On-screen Talent (Sir Andrew Motion)
Details here.

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Conference Presentation
"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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There is always something new over the horizon.
Watch this space.
  Contact Dean for details.
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