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Cheryl Morgan is a specialist in 19th-century literature with particular interest in French women writers, literary humor and urban literature. She has contributed articles about Delphine Gay de Girardin to Symposium, Romantisme and Modernity and the Mass Press in Nineteenth-Century France.  Morgan wrote an article on Stendahl's "Le Rouge et le noir" for the MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature, among other scholarly work. Morgan is working on a cultural critical biography of Gay de Girardin and editing a collection of articles devoted to French women's humor post-1789. She earned her doctorate from Columbia University.

Recent Courses Taught

Introduction to French Studies
Is Paris Burning?
Out in the City: Nineteenth-Century Paris


  • French Government Chateaubriand Fellowship, 1995-96
  • Invited by NEH to serve on 1995-96 NEH Summer Stipend Review Committee (declined because of sabbatical leave in France)
  • NEH Summer Stipend 1995
  • Hamilton Faculty research grant, 1993-94
  • Woodrow Wilson Women’s Studies Doctoral Dissertation Grant alternate, 1990
  • Columbia University President’s Fellow, 1988-89

Selected Publications

  • « Marc de Montifaud : De la comédie au comique lubrique » La Littérature en bas-bleus. Romancières en France de 1870-1914.  Dir. Andrea del Lungo and Brigitte Louichon. « Masculin/féminin dans l'Europe moderne » Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2017. 

  • « Marc de Montifaud excentrique ? Ecriture comique et érotique » La Littérature en bas-bleus. Romancières en France de 1870 à 1914.  Dir. Andrea del Lungo and Brigitte Louichon. Coll. « Masculin/Féminin dans l’Europe Modernre, Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2014.
  • “Writing on Writing: Adèle de Savignac, Eccentric Critic,” George Sand Studies, January 2014.
  • « ‘La princesse Brouhaha’ ou l’art du scandale version Second Empire,» La Littérature en bas-bleus. Romancières en France 1850-70. Dir. Andrea Del Longo and Brigitte Louichon. Coll. « Masculin/Féminin dans l’Europe Moderne, Paris: Classiques Garnier, 2013.
  • “Entre le vrai et le vraisemblable: enjeux de l’écriture romanesque de Sophie Gay, 1830-48.” La Littérature en bas-bleus. Romancières sous la Restauration et la monarchie de juillet (1815 1848).  Dir. Andrea Del Longo and Brigitte Louichon. Coll. « Masculin/Féminin dans l’Europe Moderne, » Paris: Editions Classiques Garnier, 2010.
  • “The Death of a Poet: Delphine Gay’s Romantic Makeover,” special  issue of Symposium on French and Francophone women poets.  Symposium (53) 4 winter 2000.
  • “Sacred Hearts and Stolen Smarts: Rewriting French Noblewomen in The Red and the Black,” invited and accepted for Approaches to Teaching Stendhal’s “The Red and the Black,” eds. Stirling Haig and Dean de laMotte.  (New York: Modern Language Association, 1999).
  • “Unfashionable Feminism?  Designing Women Writers in the Journal des femmes (1832-1836)” in Making the News: Modernity and the Mass Press in Nineteenth-Century France, eds. Dean de la Motte and Jeannene Przyblyski. “Studies in Print Culture and the History of the Book” (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1999).
  • “Les Chiffons de la M(éd)use:  Delphine Gay de Girardin, journaliste” Romantisme, 85 (1994).
  • “Alone of all her Sex? Delphine Gay de Girardin’s Humor,” Dix-neuf, Journal of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, 7 (December 2006).

College Service

  • College representative, Hamilton/Middlebury/Smith Consortium, Paris each year Hamilton in France resident director
  • Kirkland Endowment Advisory Committee, chair 2011-12; member 2010-11
  • Faculty advisor, Women’s Golf Club: 2006-09, 2010-12
  • Reader, Emerson proposals, spring 2011
  • Member, Greek Life Task Force 2010-11

Professional Affiliations

Modern Language Association
Women in French

Appointed to the Faculty


Educational Background

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.A., Middlebury College Language School in France
B.A., Dartmouth College

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