Professor of English at Ohio State-Lima
402-E Gavin Hall
4240 Campus Dr
Lima, OH 45804
Areas of Expertise
- Film studies
- 20th-Century British and American literature
- Post-1945 American literature, film, and culture
- PhD Kent State University
- MA University of Louisville
- BA University of Louisville
John Hellmann is a professor of English. He 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). He is currently writing a book on cinema and the 1960s.