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Greg Barnhisel

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

College Hall 637
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


Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy. Columbia University Press, 2015

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." Journal of Modern Literature 39.3 (Spring 2016).

"James Laughlin, Robert Hutchins, and Cold War Cultural Freedom." Princeton University Library Chronicle 75.3 (Spring 2014): 385-405.

"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


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