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Faculty Profiles

Claire Meldrum

Claire  Meldrum



Dr. Claire Meldrum earned her PhD in English Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University.  Her doctoral research focused on the writings of American detective fiction pioneer Anna Katharine Green and considered the interplay between objects and domestic culture in Green's crime fiction.  Previously, she completed her MA at Brock University and her BFA at York University.

She has taught at Sheridan since 2010, and teaches courses in literature and film.  She has published articles inThe Journal of Popular Film and TelevisionandClues: A Journal of Detection, as well as contributed chapters to several recent books on detective fiction.  Other areas of research interest for Dr. Meldrum include adaptation theory, women writers, genre fiction and popular culture.  She is a member of the Popular Culture Association of America, and presents regularly at their national convention.  For the past several years, she has also served as a judge for the PCA's Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Book.  She is currently writing a new biography on Anna Katharine Green and also preparing the first-ever comprehensive collection of Green's short stories for publication.