Director, Graduate Programs
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John C. Beynon earned both his B.A. and M.A. at the University of Utah and his Ph.D. at the University of California, Riverside. He teaches courses in Restoration and eighteenth-century British literature and culture, queer theory, and in lesbian and gay literature.
Dr. Beynon co-edited Lesbian Dames: Sapphism in the Long Eighteenth Century (Ashgate 2010) and has published essays on Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, William Beckford, Daniel Defoe, and Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure. Currently, he is working on a project that explores tea-drinking culture in eighteenth-century Britain.
In spring 2014, Dr. Beynon joined Fresno State's DISCOVERe faculty learning community and uses tablet and digital technologies in his English courses. He became the director of English graduate programs in the Spring of 2015 and has served as Fresno State's Upper-Division Writing Exam coordinator since 2008.