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Claire Meldrum

Claire  Meldrum



Claire Meldrum has taught in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences since 2010.  She has a MA in Comparative Literature and Arts from Brock University and a BFA in Film Production from York University.  She is currently pursuing her PhD in English at Wilfrid Laurier University.

 Her areas of research interest include adaptation theory, women writers (particularly in the 18th and 19th century), genre fiction and popular culture.  Her dissertation explores questions of emotional affect and social community in Anna Katharine Green's early American detective fiction.  By the time she completes her research, she expects to have mastered at least 47 different and untraceable ways to knock someone off.  While fairly certain that this will have a limited impact on her day-to-day life, it is still comforting to know that if she is ever faced with the challenge of becoming a Victorian criminal mastermind, she will be prepared.