Cheryl Krueger

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Program


Office Hours: 
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

And by appointment
Additional appointment times, which vary by week are posted at:  
For questions abou the undergraduate program, please email for assistance.


M.A. University of Wisconsin - Madison

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin - Madison

Research Interests

Nineteenth-Century French literature and culture; French Cinema; the senses, olfaction, and perfume.


Camargo Foundation Residential Fellowship 2015:  Support for her book in progress on perfume culture and 19th-century French literature.

2014 INCS Essay Prize Honorable Mention (second-place ranking) for "Decadent Perfume:  Under the Skin and Through the Page."  The award recognizes excellence in interdisciplinary scholarship in published articles that make a significant contribution to the field of nineteenth-century studies.

Teaching and Technology Initiative Fellowship: The Language of Cinema: An Interactive Student Project Archive (2005) 

All-University Outstanding Teaching Award (2000-2001)

Camargo Foundation Fellowship (1997)

Representative Publications

Scholarly Monograph

The Art of Procrastination: Baudelaire's Poetry in Prose (Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2007)


Tâches d'encre: Cours de composition, with Jay Siskin and Maryse Fauvel (Boston: Cengage, 2011)

Mise en scène: Cinéma et lecture, with Elizabeth Dolly Weber and Brigitte Martin (New York: Prentice Hall, 2006)

Articles and Book Chapters

"Decadent Perfume: Under the Skin and Through the Page." Modern Languages Open. 28 October 2014. Available online.

“The Scent Trail of ‘Une Charogne.’” French Forum  38.1-2 (2013): 51-68

“Flâneur Smellscapes in Le Spleen de Paris." Dix-neuf 16.2 (2012): 181-92.

"Princesse Tam-Tam: A Cultural Makeover Story." French/Francophone Culture and Literature through Film. Eds. Catherine R. Monfort and Michèle Bissière. Women in French Studies (January 2006): 182-202.

"Being Madame Bovary." Literature/Film Quarterly 31.3 (2003):162-168.

“Surgical Imprecision and the Baudelairean poème en prose.” French Forum 27.3 (2002): 55-72.

"Baudelaire's Graphic Details." Romance Notes, 42.2 (2002): 223-234.

“Telling Stories in Baudelaire’s Le Spleen de Paris.” Nineteenth-Century French Studies, 30.3-4 (2002): 281-299.

"Form, Content and Critical Distance." Foreign Language Annals 34.1 (2001): 18-27.

Representative Courses


French Cinema

Cultural Currents and Aesthetic Movements

The Flâneur (seminar) for majors

The French Novel on Film

Poetic Revolutions

Intensive Grammar and Composition

Intensive Summer Language Institute.

Madame Bovary (seminar)

The Reading and Writing of Texts

Survey of Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century French

Le Fantastique

Film Adaptation



Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Literature

The Smelly Nineteenth-Century

Theories and Methods of Language Teaching

Administrative Positions

Chair, Department of French Language and Literature (August 2009-August 2011)

Language Program Director (1992-2008)

Director of Graduate Studies

French Project Director (Center for the Liberal Arts).

Summer Language Institute Director

Elected Positions and Appointments Outside UVA

Co-Editor of Dix-neuf (Beginning January 2014)

MLA Executive Committee, Nineteenth-Century French Literature Division (through 2017)

French Section Head, AAUSC (2000-2002)