Cheryl Krueger

Associate Professor
New Cabell Hall, Rm. 365

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Prof. Krueger will be on leave during the 2020-2021 academic year.



Research Interests

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


Buckner W. Clay Endowment Award for the 43rd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium 2017  (with Professor Claire Lyu).

Florence Gould Foundation Grant for the 43rd Annual Nineteenth-Century French Studies Colloquium 2017  (with Professor Claire Lyu).

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


Perspectives on Teaching Language and ContentBourns, Stacey Katz, Cheryl Krueger, and Nicole Mills (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2020).

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

Edited Volume

Approaches to Teaching Baudelaire’s Prose Poems  (New York: MLA, 2017).


Tâches d’Encre: Cours de composition, Editions 1, 2,3, and 4, Siskin, Krueger and Fauvel (Boston: Cengage, 2017)

Mise en scène: Cinéma et lecture, Cheryl Krueger, Elizabeth Dolly Weber and Brigitte G. Martin (Prentice Hall, 2006)

 Articles and Book Chapters

“Lettres parfumées, correspondances fatales.” Littérature. Special issue: Sociabilités du parfum : XVIIIe-XIXe siècles. 185.1 (2017): 39-54.

"Le Spleen de Paris and the Cyberflâneur." In Approaches to Teaching Baudelaire's Prose Poems. New York: MLA (2017):176-184.

"Decadent Perfume: Under the Skin and Through the Page." Modern Languages Open. 28 October 2014. Web. 33p.

“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.

Book Reviews

Holly Grout, The Force of Beauty: Transforming French Ideas of Beauty in the Third Republic (Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 2015). Reviewed in French Studies 70.3 (2016): 455-456.

Ross Chambers, An Atmospherics of the City: Baudelaire and the Poetics of Noise (New York: Fordam, 2015).  Reviewed in  NCFS 44.1-2. (2015): 2p.

Griffiths, Kate and Andrew Watts, Adapting Nineteenth-Century France: Literature in Film. Theater, Television, Radio and Print (Chicago: Chicago UP, 2015). Reviewed in French Review 88.4 (2015): 270.

Alice Kaplan, Dreaming in French (Chicago: UC Press, 2012). Reviewed in French Studies 67.2 (2013): 280.

 David H. Walker, Consumer Chronicles (Liverpool: Liverpool UP, 2011). Reviewed in H-France 12.18 (February 2012): 3 p.

Administrative Positions

Director of Undergraduate Program (2016-2020)

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

Editorial Board Dix-Neuf ((2021-present)

Co-Editor of Dix-neuf (January 2014-2018)

MLA Executive Committee, Nineteenth-Century French Literature Division (2014-2017)

French Section Head, AAUSC (2000-2002)

Related Activity

Co-editor of Bric-a-brac-o-mania

High on Fragrance: The Nineteenth-Century perfume Launcher." Wonders and Marvels.  5 August 2015.

Book Reviews for Now Smell This  (2010-2011).

Representative Courses


Art of Walking

Beast and Beauties

Hitchcock, Truffaut, and the French New Wave

The Bovary Project

Finding your Voice in French

Text, Image, Culture

The French Speaking World III: Modernities

French Cinema

Cultural Currents and Aesthetic Movements

The Flâneur (seminar) for majors

The French Novel on Film

Poetic Revolutions

Intensive Summer Language Institute.

Madame Bovary (seminar)

Le Fantastique

Text and Film




Topics in Nineteenth-Century French Literature

The Smelly Nineteenth-Century

Theories and Methods of Language Teaching