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Greg Barnhisel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor/Department Chair
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

College Hall 637E
Phone: 412.396.6432


Ph.D., English, University of Texas at Austin, 1999
M.A., English, New York University, 1995
B.A., English, Reed College, 1992

Reviews of The Long Voyage: Selected Letters of Malcolm Cowley, Floating City by Sudhir Venkatesh, and Without Copyrights by Robert Spoo in the Los Angeles Review of Books.


Cold War Modernists. Forthcoming from Columbia University Press, 2014.

Pressing the Fight: Print, Propaganda, and the Cold War. Edited by Greg Barnhisel and Cathy Turner. University of Massachusetts Press, 2010.

James Laughlin, New Directions, and the Remaking of Ezra Pound. Amherst and Boston: University of Massachusetts Press, 2005.

Articles in Refereed Publications

"Modernism and Antimodernism at Harvard: James Laughlin's Early Poetry." Forthcoming in Journal of Modern Literature.

"Wikipedia and the Wisdom of Crowds: A Student Project." Co-authored with Marcia Rapchak. Communications in Information Literacy 8.2.

"Encounter Magazine and the Twilight of Modernism." ELH 81.1 (Spring 2014): 381-416.

Barnhisel, Greg, Evan Stoddard, and Jennifer Gorman. "Incorporating Process-Based Writing Pedagogy into First-Year Learning Communities: Strategies and Outcomes." Journal of General Education 61.4 (2012): 461-87.

 "Cold Warriors of the Book: The USIA and American Book Programs in the 1950s." Book History 13 (2010): 185-217. 

"Publishing and Publishers." In Nadel, Ira, ed., Ezra Pound in Context. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010: 356-65.

"Perspectives USA and the Cultural Cold War: Modernism in Service of the State." Modernism/Modernity 14.4 (November 2007): 729-54. 

Desselle, Shane, Christopher K. Surratt, Janet Astle, Leigh Ann White, Lina Yacovelli, Greg Barnhisel, Megan Jewell, Heather Shippen, Erin R. Holmes. "Evolution of a Required Service-Learning Course: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future." Journal of Pharmacy Education 12.1 (2005): 23-40.

"Ezra Pound and James Laughlin: The Publisher as Spin Doctor." Paideuma 29.3 (Winter 2000): 165-178.

"Marketing Modernism During the Great War." In Mackaman and Mays, eds., World War One and the Cultures of Modernity. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2000.

"Hitch Your Wagon to a Star: The Square $ Series and Ezra Pound." Papers of the Bibliographical Society of America 92.3 (Sept. 1998): 273-95.


Connecting with Culture. New York: Pearson Longman, 2012.

Media and Messages: Strategies and Readings in Public Rhetoric. New York: Longman, 2005.


Editor, Book History

Series editor, "Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book" series, University of Massachusetts Press

Regional editor, Wake: Great Lakes Thought and Culture.


National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship ($50,400), 2013.

Princeton University Library Research Grant, 2013-14.

Travel Grant, Dwight D. Eisenhower Library, 2013.

Eugene P. Beard Award for Leadership in Ethics, 2012.

Duquesne University Faculty Development Fund grant ($6,500), 2012.

Duquesne University McAnulty College internal NEH Endowment grant ($2,500), 2008.

Mellon Fellowship ($5,000), Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin, 2007-8.

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend ($5,000), 2005.

2003-4 Stanley J. Kahrl Fellowship in Literary Manuscripts ($3,000), Houghton Library, Harvard University.

  • Writing Program Administration
  • Modernism
  • Book History
  • 20th-Century American Literature and Culture
  • The Publishing Industry