Contact Information



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

Research Interests or Expertise

  • 20th Century American Literature and Culture
  • Book History
  • Modernism
  • Writing
  • 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.