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Dean's studies have encompassed various fields - largely cinema and theatre based, topped-up with with board game publications and other activities in the public domain. His 1999 doctoral thesis is entitled An Assessment of the Development of the Female in Commercial Science Ficiton Film. He was first published in 1996 with a book called Star Wars: The Genesis of a Legend.
 

MONOGRAPHS

     
Brigitte Helm [pending]
How to Create the Perfect Woman: A History of Female Representation in Science Fiction Cinema
Book (MS due mid-2017).
Dean is currently writing an historical overview of the development of female roles in the genre 1895-2017, for scholarly and wider markets.
 

Contracted to McFarland and Co., USA.

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McFarland website

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  An Assessment of the Development of the Female in Commercial Science Fiction Film
PhD Thesis (1998). As Dean Turner.
  Hull University Library
T/H 1998 Ph.D. T9
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Star Wars: The Genesis of a Legend
Book (1996).
An analysis of literary, filmic and cultural influences on George Lucas' 1977 film.

  Valis Books, London
ISBN: 0-951 6251-6-0
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EDITED

     
'From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Exhibition'
Guest Editor (2012).
The second of two special issues of the American academic film journal, Post Script.
  Texas A&M University, USA.
Vol.30, #3, Summer 2011
ISSN: 0277-9878
Issue details

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'From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Distribution'
Guest Editor (2011).
The first of two special issues of the American academic film journal Post Script.
  Texas A&M University,USA.
Vol.30, #2, Winter/Spring 2011ISSN: 0277-9878
Issue details

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Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
Journal Editorial Team (2010-date).
  Website here
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CHAPTERS

     
"Damn, Dirty Dames: Dissecting Difference in Planet of the Apes"
Chapter (2015).
with Lynne Magowan
In: The Fantastic Made Visible: Essays on the Adaptation of Science Fiction and Fantasy from Page to Screen.
Eds. Matthew Wilhelm Kapell & Ace G. Pilkington.
 

McFarland and Co., USA
ISBN: 978-0786496198

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“So, what's your story?”: Morphing Myths and Feminising Archetypes, From The Terminator to Avatar'
Chapter (2011).
In: The Films of James Cameron: Critical Essays.
Eds. Matthew Wilhelm Kapell & Stephen McVeigh
 

McFarland and Co., USA
ISBN: 978-07864622792
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PAPERS

     
"In Search of Richard Matheson: Science Fiction Screenwriter"
Paper (2014).
In Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.
  Vol.43 #117, 31-45
ISSN: 0306-4964258
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"Femmes Futures: 100 Years of Female Representation in Science Fiction Cinema"
Paper (2011).
In Science Fiction Film and Television, Liverpool University Press.
  Vol.4, #1, Spring 2011, 79-99.
ISSN: 1754-3770
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"Where Have all the Ripleys Gone?"
Paper (2009)
In Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction.
  Vol.38, #105.
ISSN: 0306-4964258
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CONFERENCES

     
  "City of Cinemas: Mapping the Picture Houses of Hull"
Presentation (March 2017).
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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CFP here

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  "Shared Influences: European Style & the American Movie Palace"
Guest Speaker (2012).
At the 2012 Paramount Theater Conferences Invitational Event (New York, NY, USA).
   
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"Science Fiction Peril: Apollo 13 and the Dangers of Genre Definition"
Presentation (2011).
At the 2011 PCA/ACA & SWTX Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference (San Antonio, TX, USA).

SUPER HEROES, VAMPIRES, SCIENCE FICTION, & HORROR
Chair of panel.

Roundtable Discussion on the nature of 'Good Science Fiction Film'
Discussion/Presentation. By invitation.

   
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  "Picture Palaces: The American movie theatre and its love affair with old-world architecture"
Presentation (2010).
At the 55th British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Conference, School of American Studies, University of East Anglia, UK.

'American Paranoid Cinema'
Chair of Panel.

   
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  "Does My Idea Look Big In This? - image vs. idea in science fiction film"
Presentation (2010).
At the Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations, 31st Annual Meeting (Albuquerque, NM, USA).
   
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