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

Expertise, Publications and Honors/Awards


20th Century American Literature and Culture
Book History
20th Century Irish Literature
The Publishing Industry


Recent Journalism and Public Writing

"Searching for a Spy." ANZASA Online. 30 Sept. 2019.

"Actually Existing Ireland." 17 July 2019.

"When Terrorism Hits Home." 1 Nov. 2018.

"Finks, Fronts, and Puppets: Revisiting the Cultural Cold War." Los Angeles Review of Books 8 Jan. 2017.

"The Man Who Made American Modernism, and Modernism American." Humanities Jan/Feb. 2016: 30-5.


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 and Chapters in Refereed Publications

"Moderne und Massengeschmack." Amerika! Disney • Rockwell • Pollock • Warhol (exhibition catalog). Hamburg, Germany: Bucerius Kunst Forum, 2019: 10-19.

"New Directions Books." In Lise Jaillant, ed, Publishing Modernist Fiction and Poetry. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019: 175-92.

"A Declining Empire in a Rising Power: British Writers in America." In Matthew Taunton and Benjamin Kohlmann, eds, A History of 1930s British Literature. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge UP, 2019: 331-44.

"Small Magazines." In Ichiro Takayoshi, ed., American Literature in Transition: The 1920s. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2018: 417-33.

"Packaging Faulkner as a Cold War Modernist." In Jay Watson and Jaime Harker, eds, Faulkner and Book History. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2017: 158-74.

"Modernism and the MFA." In Loren Glass, ed., After the Program Era. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2016: 55-66.

"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


External Visitor Support, Research School of the Humanities and Arts, Australian National University ($4796 AUD), 2019.

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.