Melissa Croteau, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Film Studies and Literature
Director of Film Studies Program

Office Phone: (951) 343-4327
E-mail: mcroteau@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W. E. James Building, Room 259
Office Hours: Monday: By AppointmentTuesday: 10:00a-10:50a; 3:30p-5:00pWednesday: By AppointmentThursday: 10:00a-10:50a; 3:30p-6:50pFriday: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. English and Film Studies Claremont Graduate University 2005
M.A. Shakespeare Studies Shakespeare Institute - University of Birmingham (UK) 1994
B.A. English and Theology Biola University 1992
  • Courses Taught

    World Cinema
    Literature & Film
    Shakespeare on Film
    Introduction to Film Studies
    Film History
    Film Theory & Criticism
    Renaissance Literature & Culture
    Humanities
    Women Writers/Women's Voices
    Introduction to Literature
    Shakespeare

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PUBLICATIONS

    Co-editor of Apocalyptic Shakespeare: Essays on Vision of Chaos and Revelation in Recent Film Adaptations. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2009.

    Editor of Reel Histories: Studies in American Film. Los Angeles: Press Americana, 2008.


    "London Burning: Remembering Guy Fawkes and 17th Century Conflict in V for Vendetta," in An Age for All Time: The English Renaissance In and Beyond Popular Shakespeare. Ed. Gregory Semenza. New York: Palgrave, 2009.

    "Aki Kaurismäki's Hamlet Goes Business: A Socialist Shakespearean Film Noir Comedy," in Shakespeare's World/World Shakespeares: The Selected Proceedings of the VIII World Shakespeare Congress Brisbane 2006. Ed. Richard Fotheringham and Christa Jansohn. Newark, DE: University of Delaware Press, 2008.

    "Kat and Bianca Avenged: Or, Things to Love About 10 Things I Hate About You," in Americana: Readings in Popular Culture. Ed. Leslie Wilson. Los Angeles: Press Americana, 2006.

    "Looking Through Richard: Al Pacino and His Call to Shakespeare." Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture. Dec. 2001. Online. . Editor-in-Chief Leslie Wilson, Ph.D.

    PRESENTATIONS

    “Hamlets of Hope: Shakespeare and the Search for Meaning in Branagh’s A Midwinter’s Tale.” Association of Literature on Screen Studies Annual Conference. September 20-22, 2007.

    "London Burning: Remembering Guy Fawkes and 17th Century Conflict in V for Vendetta." Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. April 5-7, 2007.

    "Aki Kaurismäki's Hamlet Goes Business: A Socialist Shakespearean Film Noir Comedy." VIII World Shakespeare Congress, Brisbane, Australia. July 16-21, 2006.

    “Playing with the Broken Glass: The Staging of Mirrors in Almereyda’s Hamlet (2000).” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. Philadelphia, PA. April 13-15, 2006.

    “Discourses of the Apocalypse in Shakespearean Film.” Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. Albuquerque, NM. February 8-11, 2006. (Also chaired panel entitled Apocalyptic Shakespeare Films.)

    “Celluloid Revelations: Millennial Culture and Dialogic ‘Pastiche’ in Michael Almereyda’s Hamlet (2000).” Shakespeare Association of America Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. April 8-10, 2004.

    “Shakespeare Soup for the Soul: or Shakespeare, It Does a Body Good.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. April 16-19, 2003.

    “Shakespeare and Popular Culture: Selling the Bard to Teens and Other Culture-phobes.” Shakespeare Club of Pomona Valley. Pomona, CA. October 14, 2002.

    “The Other Side of Evil: The Radical Re-vision of King Lear in Jane Smiley’s A Thousand Acres.” Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. May 23-25, 2002.

    “Bianca’s Revenge, or Things to Love About 10 Things I Hate About You.” Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. April 11-14, 2001.

    "He's Got the Look: Surveillance and Self in Hitchcock's Rear Window." Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA. April 19-22, 2000.

    "Looking Through Richard: Al Pacino and His Call to Shakespeare." Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA. March 31-April 3, 1999.

    "Containing Cold (War) Narratives." MLA Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. December 27-30, 1998.

    "'Tongue-tied Our Queen?': Woman's Speech and Subjectivity in The Winter's Tale." Sixteenth Century Studies Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA. October 23-26, 1997.

    AWARDS & HONORS

    National Endowment for the Humanities Institute Fellow, India: Past and Present, July 2008

    Claremont Graduate University Dissertation Grant, 2001-2002

    Who's Who Among America's Teachers (listed in 6th edition), 2000