Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Period of Performance

1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013

Funding Totals

$50,400.00 (approved)
$50,400.00 (awarded)

Modernism, U.S. Cultural Diplomacy, and European Leftist Intellectuals during the Cold War

FAIN: FB-56778-13

Gregory Peter Barnhisel
Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA 15282-0001)

I am applying for an NEH fellowship to complete Cold War Modernists, my book-in-progress that documents how U.S. cultural diplomacy employed literary and artistic modernism to appeal to European leftist intellectuals in the early Cold War. This endeavor, I argue, transformed public understanding of modernism, making what had been seen as a radical anti-bourgeois artistic movement into the house style of the Western highbrow establishment. The book is under contract with Columbia University Press, and I would use the twelve months of the fellowship period to finish the research for this book (which will necessitate time in archives primarily in Washington, DC), write the two remaining chapters of the book, and revise the three chapters I have already written and that have been published in journals.

Media Coverage

Cold War Modernists (Media Coverage)
Publication: CSPAN-3 American History TV
Date: 9/21/2015
Abstract: TV broadcast of a lecture I gave at NYU

The Arsenal of Ideas (Review)
Author(s): Glenn Altschuler
Publication: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Date: 3/29/2015
Abstract: review of Cold War Modernists

The Art of Administration (Review)
Author(s): Donal Harris
Publication: Los Angeles Review of Books
Date: 7/23/2016
Abstract: review of the book

Associated Products

Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy (Book)
Title: Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy
Author: Greg Barnhisel
Abstract: na
Year: 2015
Publisher: New York: Columbia University Pressi
Type: Single author monograph
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes