John Wesley

John WesleyAssistant Professor, English

BA, University of British Columbia, 2003
PhD, University of St. Andrews, 2008

John Wesley is a specialist in English Renaissance literature and culture, and teaches courses on Shakespeare, Milton, the literature of the Reformation, and the Renaissance reception of classical and biblical sources. His published work on Renaissance poetry and sermons reflects further interests in rhetoric, media history, the history of education and performance studies, while current projects study Ciceronian pathos on the Renaissance popular stage; the role of rhetoric in the standardization of the English language; and Elizabethan antiquarianism. John has taught previously in the UK, Japan and Canada, and holds a BA in English Honors from the University of British Columbia, along with a PhD in English Renaissance literature from the University of St Andrews (Scotland).