Title: William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English
Office: Benson 302
- Exposes and Excess: Muckraking in America, 1900/2000 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003)
- Embodiment of a Nation: Human Form in American Spaces (Harvard UP, 2001)
- Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Konky-Tonk Bars (Duke University Press, 1998)
- High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music (University of North Carolina Press, 1994)
- Electronic Hearth: Creating an American Television Culture (Oxford University Press, 1991)
- Shifting Gears: Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America (University of North Carolina Press, 1987)
- New World: New Earth: Environmental Reform in American Literature from the Puritans through Whitman (Yale UP, 1979)
- Selected Articles
- "Television and Recent American Fiction" - American Literary History (Spring 1989)
- "Charles Brockden Brown, Translator" - American Literature (March 1972)
- "Pittsburgh at Yellowstone: Old Faithful and the Pulse of Industrial America" - American Literary History (Fall 1997)
Cecelia Tichi is the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. She received her M.A. from Johns Hopkins University and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis in 1968. Before coming to Vanderbilt in 1987, she taught at Boston University. At Vanderbilt, she teaches classes in nineteenth and twentieth century American literature, focusing on aspects of culture from consumerism and social critique to country music.
She is the author of six scholarly books as well as the editor of several others, including Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars (1998). Her books include Shifting Gears: Technology, Literature, Culture in Modernist America (1987) and Electronic Heart: Creating an American Television Culture (1991). Her most recent book, Exposes and Excess: Muckraking in America 1900 / 2000 was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2003. Her articles on a variety of topics and authors have appeared in journals such as American Literature, American Literary History, and The Boston Review. She is also the author of three novels: Jealous Heart (1997), Cryin’ Time (1998), and Fall to Pieces (2000).