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Todd Tietchen

Todd Tietchen
Todd F. TietchenAssociate Professor
  • CollegeCollege of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • DepartmentEnglish
  • Phone(978) 940-4732
  • OfficeO'Leary Library - 444

Research Interests

20th Century American Literature, U.S. Intellectual History, 20th Century Literary Movements, Cold War Studies, Experimental and Avant-Garde Literature, Comparative Media Studies (including Print Culture and the History of Publishing).


  • Ph D: English, (2005), University of Washington - Seattle, WA
  • MA: English, (1999), University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
  • BA: English, (1996), Montclair State University - Montclair, NJ


Todd Tietchen’s articles have appeared in journals such as Criticism, Mosaic, Arizona Quarterly, Western American Literature, and Discourse. He is the author of The Cubalogues: Beat Writers in Revolutionary Havana (Florida 2010), which explores the allure of the early Cuban Revolution for several key figures within the Beat Movement. He remains particularly interested in the experimental arts, and his forthcoming book project, Informatics and the New American Poetry (Iowa 2018), examines the relationship between Cold War avant-garde aesthetics and the democratization of computing culture. He has served as the editor of three separate volumes of the works of Jack Kerouac: The Haunted Life and Other Writings (Da Capo 2014), Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Big Sur (Library of America 2015), and The Unknown Kerouac: Rare, Unpublished & Newly Translated Writings (Library of America 2016). Additionally, Tietchen serves as the Co-Director of the Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities at UMass Lowell.