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:

101, 102, 216 (Popular Culture), 224 (Mystery and Detective Fiction), 412 (American Literature II: Civil War to the Present)

Research Interests:

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.
Vice-President, New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA). Editor of bi-annual NYMASA newsletter, “The Metro.”

Recommended Web Sites:

Clews: Historic True Crime, http://laurajames.typepad.com/clews/
The Los Angeles Times Homicide Report, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/homicidereport/
The Detective Novel, http://www.detnovel.com/
Crime Culture, http://www.crimeculture.com/Contents/Crimeculture.html

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.