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Todd Tietchen

Todd Tietchen, Ph.D. Associate Professor


20th & 21st Century American Literature & Culture, American Philosophy & Intellectual History, Comparative Media Studies (including computational media), & Public Humanities.

Research Interest

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 current book project, Techne & Aesthetics, 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 “O Rich and Unbelievable Life!”: Uncollected Prose Writings of Jack Kerouac (forthcoming Library of America 2016).

Additionally, Tietchen serves on the executive board of the Jack and Stella Kerouac Center for the Public Humanities at UMass Lowell.

Educational Background

B.A. Montclair State University
M.A. University of New Mexico
Ph.D. University of Washington