Caroline Hellman

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Caroline Hellman, Associate Professor


Fulbright Scholar in American Literature, 2010-2011, University of Antwerp, Belgium

At City Tech: Annual Literary Arts Festival Chair; Developmental Writing Program Coordinator

Courses Taught:

ENG 3401 Law and Literature; ENG 3402 Topics in Literature; ENG 2200 American Literature I; ENG 2201 American Literature II; ENG 2150 Women Writers; ENG 2000 Perspectives in Literature; ENG 2001 Introduction to Fiction; ENG 092W Developmental Writing


B.A., Wellesley College

M.Phil, Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center

Academic Interests:

Interior Design, Architecture, and Literature; Material Culture: Urban Studies; Geography; Ethnic American Literature



The Children of the Raven and the Whale: Visions and Revisions in American Literature (forthcoming from University of Virginia Press)

Domesticity and Design in American Women’s Lives and Literature: Stowe, Alcott, Cather, and Wharton Writing Home (Routledge, 2011)

CATskills: Mastering the CUNY CATW & College Writing. Co-authored with Robert Ostrom. (Kendall Hunt, 2012, 2013)

Articles & Book Chapters

“Modernism Delayed, Not Denied: Wharton, Hemingway, and Scribner’s Magazine.” Forthcoming in Architects of American Modernism: Edith Wharton and Ernest Hemingway. Ed. Lisa Tyler.

"Shut Not Your Doors to Me, Proud Libraries!": The Repatriation of Edith Wharton's Library.” Literary Foundations: The State and History of American Literary Tourism. Ed. Hilary Iris Lowe and Jennifer Harris (University of Massachusetts Press, 2016).

"New York Unearthed: 9/11, Let the Great World Spin, and the Archaeology of Grief.” The City after 9/11: Literature, Film, Culture. Ed. Keith Wilhite (Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2016).

“Not Even New York Was Enough to Lighten Her Mood:” Teaching St. Herbert—A Tale in Brooklyn. COMMON-PLACE 15.2 (Winter 2015).

“A Moveable Self: Edith Wharton’s Library and Its Return to The Mount.” The Edith Wharton Review 30.2: (Fall 2014): 1-16.

“Standardizing Tests and Individuals.” Idiom: The New York State TESOL Journal (Fall 2014): 29-30.

“Where the Hallway Leads.” The Chronicle of Higher Education. Diversity in Academe Special Issue. 28 October 2013: C34-35.

“A Walker in the City: Lee’s Native Speaker, Lethem’s Motherless Brooklyn, and Whitman’s Cartographic Legacy.” Studies in American Culture 36.1 (October 2013): 29-54.

"Taking Up Thoreau’s Pencil: A Luddite Explores Uses of Technology in the American Literature Classroom.” Teaching American Literature: A Journal of Theory and Practice. Summer 2011 (4:4): 77-82.

“Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: Implementing and Evaluating Writing Across the Curriculum Strategies in Physical Education.” The Physical Educator. Winter 2009(4): 170-179.

“Chintz Goes to War: Edith Wharton’s Revised Designs for Home and Homefront.” The Edith Wharton Review 23.2 (Spring 2007): 8-13.

“The Other American Kitchen: Alternative Domesticity in 1950s Politics, Design, and Fiction.” Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture. 3.2 (Fall 2004).

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