Dr. Jean Murley - English
Name: Jean Murley, Associate Professor
B.A. in English, Summa Cum Laude, Hunter College, 1997
Ph.D. in English with a Certificate in American Studies, CUNY Graduate Center, 2004
Courses I Teach:
201: Introduction to Literary Studies
242: Mystery and Detective Fiction
216: American Literature Civil War-Present
True Crime, American Popular Culture, Crime Fiction, African-American History and Culture
Publications and Activities:
The Rise of True Crime: 20th Century Murder and American Popular Culture (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2008).
Books and Beyond: The Greenwood Encyclopedia of New American Reading (Greenwood Press, 2008), chapter on true-crime literature.
Review of Natural Born Celebrities: Serial Killers in American Culture for the Journal of Popular Culture, (June 2006).
“Ordinary Sinners and Moral Aliens: The Murder Narratives of Charles Brockden Brown and Edgar Allan Poe.” Understanding Evil: An Interdisciplinary Approach, ed. Margaret Sonser Breen. New York: Rodopi Press, 2003.
“After Murder: The True Crime Memoir Comes of Age," included in Crime, Deviance, and Popular Culture (Palgrave/Macmillan). Solicited contribution, to be published early 2019.
“Making Murderers: The Evolution of True Crime,” included in A History of American Crime Fiction, edited by Christopher Raczkowski, (Cambridge University Press, 2017). Solicited contribution.
“Documenting Murder Before In Cold Blood: The 1950s Origins of True-Crime” included in Violence in American Popular Culture, edited by David Schmid (Praeger/Greenwood, 2015). Solicited contribution.
February 10, 2018: appeared as an expert on the Investigation Discovery Channel program “A Crime to Remember.”