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Assistant Professor of English
Phone: ext. 2063
Email: Klara.Lutsky@centenaryuniversity.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey – 1998
  • M.A.,  Comparative Literature, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey – 1989
  • B.A.,   English Language and Literature, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia – 1975


Dr. Klutsky has taught a range of courses at Centenary University, including survey, period and multicultural courses.  As a developer of academic curricula, she designed new courses like “Modern European Literature,” “The Literature of the Holocaust” and developed several online courses.


  • Presented paper “The Problem of the Marginal Self in Gombrowicz’s Novels at the international conference “Witold Gombrowicz, Our Contemporary” hosted by the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, 2004.
  • Attended International Gombrowicz Conference at Yale University and participated in panel discussion on the “Challenges of Teaching Gombrowicz in America,” 2004.
  • Presented paper “Gombrowicz and Exile” at AATSEEL Annual Conference in Philadelphia, 2004.
  • Presented paper “Kundera’s Reception in the West” at AATSEEL Annual Conference in Chicago, 2007.
  • Lectured and facilitated discussion on Milan Kundera’s novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being at Heath Village sponsored by the Northwest New Jersey Regional Women’s Center, Centenary University, as a service to the community, 2010.
  • Attended ACTC16th Annual Conference in New Brunswick, NJ. Volunteered to help organize Centenary University sponsored 2010 ACTC Conference in New Brunswick, NJ., 2010.

Published Works

  • Middlebury Studies in Russian Language and Literature. NewYork: Peter Lang Publishing, 2009 2010 Author of article “The Problem of the Marginal Self in Gombrowicz’s Novels” in the anthology Gombrowicz Nas Wspulcesny published by Wydawnictwo Literackie (in the Polish language) in Krakow, Poland.1.
  • 2009 author of articles “Living on the Margins and Loving It: Gombrowicz and Exile” and “Kundera’s Reception in the West” published in the anthology Literature in Exile of East and Central Europe” edited by Agnieszka Gutthy.
  • 2015 Author of article “The Problem of the Marginal Self in Gombrowicz’s Novels” in Volume 60, No. 2, 2015 issue of The Polish Review, a well-regarded peer- reviewed academic journal, in July 2015.


In addition to Modern European Literature, Dr. Klutsky’s area of research includes literature of Central Europe, the literature of crisis, Holocaust literature, and the literature of exiles.


  • Joel Kobert Award for Distinguished Teaching, 1999 – Centenary University National Slavic Honor Society, 1998.
  • Rutgers University Kosciuszko Foundation Research and Study Abroad Award, 1997.
  • Rutgers University Provost Research Grant, 1994 American Hungarian Foundation Award, 1985 Arpad Academy Gold Medal, 1980.