Deborah Lutz wins NEH Fellowship
Deborah Lutz has been awarded a Fellowship from the National Endowment of the Humanities. The $35,000 fellowship will support Professor Lutz’s research project titled “Paper Art and Craft: Victorian Writers and Their Materials,” a monograph about nineteenth-century poets, novelists, and artists who used the materials of writing and everyday life as inspiration for their work.
Deborah Lutz is Professor of English and Morton Endowed Chair at the University of Louisville. Her most recent book, The Brontë Cabinet: Three Lives in Nine Objects (W.W. Norton, 2015), was shortlisted for the PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography and was translated into Japanese in 2017. She is also the editor of the fourth Norton Critical Edition of Jane Eyre. Her writing has appeared in numerous journals, collections, and newspapers, including the New York Times; Novel: A Forum on Fiction; Victorian Literature and Culture; The Oxford History of the Novel in English, and Cabinet. Professor Lutz has been interviewed by the New York Times, Salon, Slate, New York Post, The History Channel, National Public Radio, and other radio stations and podcasts. She has been invited to speak at the Smithsonian; the New York Public Library; Oxford University; University of London; the Massachusetts Historical Society; the Graduate Center, CUNY; the Rosenbach Library; the Morgan Museum, and elsewhere.