Areas of Expertise
- Twentieth-century British and American literature
- Film studies
- PhD, Kent State University
John Hellmann is author of three books on post-World War II American literature, film and culture: Fables of Fact: The New Journalism as New Fiction (University of Illinois Press, 1981), American Myth and the Legacy of Vietnam (Columbia University Press, 1986) and The Kennedy Obsession: The American Myth of JFK (Columbia University Press, 1997). His essays have appeared in such journals as American Quarterly, Genre, Critique and American Literary History.
Hellmann has been the recipient of a year-long grant from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) and has been awarded Senior Fulbright Lectureships to teach in 1985 at the University of Antwerp (Belgium) and during 1992-93 at the University of Bonn (Germany). He has also taught as an invited lecturer at the University of Wales, Swansea. Most recently, Hellmann is the author of two commissioned essays: "Kennedy and Postwar Intellectual Culture," in The Cambridge Companion to John F. Kennedy (2015); and "The New Hollywood Cinema and After" in The Cambridge History of Postmodern Literature (2016). A core member of the Interdisciplinary Film Studies Faculty at The Ohio State University, he is currently writing a book on cinema and the 1960s.