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Dr. Melissa Croteau

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 Appointment
Tuesday: 10:00a-10:50a; 3:30p-5:00p
Wednesday: By Appointment
Thursday: 10:00a-10:50a; 3:30p-6:50p
Friday: By Appointment
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
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
Classes Taught
World Cinema
Literature & Film
Shakespeare on Film
Introduction to Film Studies
Film History
Film Theory & Criticism
Renaissance Literature & Culture
Humanities
Women [More...]
Research, Presentations, and Publications
PUBLICATIONSCo-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 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. <www.americanpopularculture.com>. 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