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Todd Tietchen

Todd Tietchen is an Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department at UMass Lowell.
Todd F. Tietchen, Ph.D. Chair, Professor
  • College
    College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Department
  • Phone
    (978) 934-4180
  • Office
    O'Leary Library - 444
  • Email


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

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) and Technomodern Poetics: The American Literary Avant-garde at the Start of the Information Age (Iowa 2018). He has also 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(Da Capo 2014), Visions of Cody, Visions of Gerard, Big Sur (Library of America 2015), and The Unknown Kerouac: Rare, Unpublished & Newly Translated Writings (Library of America 2016).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 university's American Studies program.