Melissa Croteau, Ph.D.

Professor of Film Studies and Literature

Dr. Melissa Croteau is a Professor of Film Studies and Literature at California Baptist University. Her research, teaching, and publications center on global cinema (specializing in Japan and India), film theory and history, aesthetics, intermediality, and early modern British literature and culture. She has presented on these subjects at numerous international conferences and events over the past two decades and has published in Shakespeare Survey, Cahiers √Člisab√©thains, Shakespeare Bulletin, and several other journals and edited volumes. Her books include the monographs Transcendence and Spirituality in Japanese Cinema: Framing Sacred Spaces (Routledge, 2022) and Re-forming Shakespeare: Adaptations and Appropriations of the Bard in Millennial Film and Popular Culture (McFarland, 2013), and a co-edited volume Apocalyptic Shakespeare: Essays on Visions of Chaos and Revelation in Recent Film Adaptations (2009). She is currently writing Shakespeare and Film Theory for Arden/Bloomsbury.


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