Greg Barnhisel- Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy- September 22

Greg Barnhisel, a Professor of English at Duquesne University will discuss his new book Cold War Modernists: Art, Literature, and American Cultural Diplomacy (Columbia University Press, 2015) at the Tamiment Library on September 22 at 6:00 PM


Drawing on interviews, previously unknown archival materials, and the stories of such figures and institutions as William Faulkner, Stephen Spender, Irving Kristol, James Laughlin, and the Voice of America, Greg Barnhisel describes how the U.S. government, as well as private groups such as the Congress for Cultural Freedom and the Ford Foundation, framed American modernist art and literature as an expression of Western freedom and individualism in the early 1950s—and as a reason for skeptical European leftists to side with the U.S. in the so-called Cultural Cold War.

Copies of Cold War Modernists will be available to purchase. The event is cosponsored by the Tamiment Library and the Center for the United States and the Cold War. 
 
RSVP at RSVP.Bobst[at]nyu.edu with guest names & title of event.
 
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For a full list of events at Tamiment click here: http://www.nyu.edu/library/bobst/research/tam/pub-programs.html
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