Melissa Croteau, Ph.D.

Program Lead, Film

Professor of Film Studies and Literature

Dr. Melissa Croteau is a Professor of Film Studies and Literature and the Program Lead of the Film program at California Baptist University.  For nearly two decades, she has been teaching university courses ranging from the history and theory of film to Shakespeare and Renaissance culture.  Dr. Croteau has presented papers and given lectures on world cinema, Shakespeare on film, and religion in film at numerous international conferences.  Her publications include the book Re-forming Shakespeare: Adaptations and Appropriations of the Bard in Millennial Film and Popular Culture (LAP, 2013); a co-edited volume entitled Apocalyptic Shakespeare: Essays on Visions of Chaos and Revelation in Recent Film Adaptations (McFarland, 2009); an edited collection entitled Real Histories: Studies in American Film (Press Americana, 2008); and essays on the films V for Vendetta (2005) and Hamlet Goes Business (1986, a Finnish Hamlet adaptation).


Ph.D., English and Film Studies, Claremont Graduate University
M.A., Shakespeare Studies, Shakespeare Institute - University of Birmingham (UK)
B.A., English and Theology, Biola University