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