Melissa Croteau is Professor of Film Studies and Literature and the Director of Film Studies at California Baptist University. For two decades, she has been teaching university courses on early modern British literature and culture, film history and theory, and film adaptation.
Prof. Croteau has presented papers and given lectures on world cinema, Shakespeare on film, and Renaissance literature 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 Reel Histories: Studies in American Film (Press Americana, 2008); and essays on the films V for Vendetta (dir. James McTeigue, 2005) and Hamlet Goes Business (dir. Aki Kaurismäki, 1986).