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  • John Jebb,

    215 Memorial Hall
    (302) 831-1226

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    John F. Jebb (B.A. University of Virginia, M.A. Villanova University, and Ph.D. University of Delaware) teaches courses in composition and business writing, along with American Literature and Detective Fiction. He has developed writing courses in Sports in American Literature and Southern Crimes. He is the author of True Crime: Virginia - The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases (Stackpole Books, 2011) and co-author (with J. K. Van Dover) of Isn't Justice Always Unfair The Detective in Southern Literature (Bowling Green, 1997). His recent articles include studies of crisis communication on the Internet and of Edgar A. Poe's story "The Gold-Bug." He is also a graduate of the New Castle County (Delaware) Citizens Police Academy. A Delaware native, he has attended every NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four (but one) since 1992.

 

 

215 Memorial Hall<div class="ExternalClass3A1A4B31C236496DA0B3F5CB6AA9FA6D">John F. Jebb (B.A. University of Virginia, M.A. Villanova University, and Ph.D. University of Delaware) teaches courses in composition and business writing, along with American Literature and Detective Fiction. He has developed writing courses in Sports in American Literature and Southern Crimes. He is the author of True Crime: Virginia - The State's Most Notorious Criminal Cases (Stackpole Books, 2011) and co-author (with J. K. Van Dover) of Isn't Justice Always Unfair The Detective in Southern Literature (Bowling Green, 1997). His recent articles include studies of crisis communication on the Internet and of Edgar A. Poe's story "The Gold-Bug." He is also a graduate of the New Castle County (Delaware) Citizens Police Academy. A Delaware native, he has attended every NCAA men's lacrosse Final Four (but one) since 1992. </div>johnjebb@udel.eduJebb, John(302) 831-1226<img alt="" src="/Images%20Bios/FAC_Jebb_John-06_180.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Assistant ProfessorAmerican Literature;Professional and Technical Writing;Rhetoric and CompositionB.A. English, University of Virginia; M.A. English, Villanova University; Ph.D. English, University of Delaware

 

 

True Crime: VirginiaJebb, JohnStackpole BooksMechanicsburg, PA2011http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/true-crime-john-f-jebb/1103099276Criminal justice, history, legal studies, and geography come together in this study of 11 cases from 1792 through the 2000's. The University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson appear prominently. The book explores how cases from the Commonwealth of Virginia have influenced American legal history.johnjebb
Isn't Justice Always Unfair? The Detective in Southern LiteratureJebb, JohnJ.K. Van DoverBowling Green State University Popular PressBowling Green, OH1997http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/isnt-justice-always-unfair-jk-van-dover/1015912969This book places detective writing into the sweep of Southern literary history and explores the long and rich relationship between fictional detectives and their Southern locales. Beginning with Edgar Allan Poe, the study lingers over how Mark Twain and William Faulkner wrote of crime and detection, considers early genre writers including Melville Davisson Post, and surveys modern writers such as James Lee Burke and Patricia Conwell. The book is now distributed by the University of Wisconsin Press.johnjebb

 

 

 

 

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  • Department of English
  • 203 Memorial Hall
  • Newark, DE 19716, USA
  • University of Delaware
  • Phone: 302-831-2361
  • english@udel.edu