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About Deborah Lutz

DEBORAH LUTZ is the Morton Chair of English at the University of Louisville. Her books include The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects, which was shortlisted for a PEN biography award, and Relics of Death in Victorian Literature and Culture, an ACLS fellowship winner. She is the editor of the Norton Critical Editions of Jane Eyre and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. 


2015 - Present Professor/Morton Endowed Chair, University of Louisville Department of English
2012 - 2015 Associate Professor, Long Island University ‐ English Department
2006 - 2012 Assistant Professor, Long Island University ‐ English Department
2010 - 2011 Fellow, American Council of Learned Societies
1998 - 2006 Adjunct Associate Professor, CUNY Hunter College ‐ English Department
1990 - 1994 Teaching Assistant to Distinguished Professor Stan Brakhage, University of Colorado Boulder ‐ Film Studies Department

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Surridge prize, for “Emily Brontë’s Paper Work,” the best article of the year in Victorian Review, 2017 ($250)
  • Distinguished Faculty Award, University of Louisville, 2015
  • Honorary Member of the Senior Common Room, Magdalen College, Oxford University, 2013
  • Fellowship, American Council of Learned Societies, 2010-11
  • Best Article of 2011 prize, Nineteenth-Century Studies Association, for “The Dead Still Among Us,” in Victorian Literature and Culture ($500)
  • Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women Dissertation Fellowship, 2003
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, Hunter College, 1999–2002
  • Tuition Fellowship, CUNY Graduate Center, 1996–2002
  • Dean’s Scholar, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1990–1994
  • Chancellor’s Award for graduating in the top one percent of class, University of Colorado, 1994
  • Rotary Scholarship for Study Abroad, University of East Anglia, UK, 1991–1992

Contact Information

English Department
University of Louisville
315 Bingham Humanities
2211 South Brook Street
Louisville, KY 40292


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