William Luhr, Ph.D.

Professor of English

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About Dr. Luhr

Dr. Luhr’s primary research interests are literary and cinema studies, often writing on film adaptations of literary works. He’s a Standing Editor for the Oxford University Press’ Bibliography for Cinema and Media Studies, and co authored the 4th edition of his film studies textbook: Thinking About Movies: Watching, Questioning, Enjoying (Wiley-Blackwell) which was published October 2018.

In high demand as a speaker on literature, film, and media, Dr. Luhr maintains a busy conference and appearance schedule, most recently appearing on the CUNY-TV cable show, City Cinematheque, discussing the 1953 French film, Wages of Fear and has been invited to deliver several presentations at the Pordenone Film Festival in Pordenone, Italy over the years. He also co-chairs the Columbia University Faculty Seminar on Cinema and Interdisciplinary Interpretation. Dr. Luhr has recently signed with Wiley Blackwell for two new publishing projects

Career & Accomplishments


  • New York University, Ph.D.

  • New York University, M.A.

  • Fordham University, B.A.