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Pedro Javier Pardo García

Pedro Javier Pardo García is Senior Lecturer of English Literature at the University of Salamanca. He graduated both in English and Spanish Philology at the University of Salamanca (1988) and also holds a Master of Arts in Comparative Literature at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1991). He has been a Visiting Scholar at the Universities of La Sorbonne (1996-97) and Cambridge (2004-2005), a member of the Steering Committee of the Spanish Comparative Literature Association (SELGYC), and the Director of the Salamanca University Press. He currently acts as a referee for Atlantis, the leading Spanish journal of English studies, and is a member of the Editing Committee of 1616, the Spanish yearbook of comparative literature.

Areas of Research
His main lines of research are concerned with English (mainly eighteenth century) and Comparative Literature, particularly the reception and influence of Cervantes in the English-speaking world and the relations between literature and film. He has also worked on the theory and history of the novel (narratology, the rise and development of the novel, narrative literary genres such as the Gothic or detective fiction).

Some Relevant Publications
His publications include La tradición cervantina en la novela inglesa del siglo XVIII (1997) as well as a number of essays on the relationship between Cervantes and Beaumont, Richardson, Fielding, Smollett, Sterne, Diderot, Thackeray and Twain. He is the author of several entries on these and other authors for the Gran Enciclopedia Cervatina (2005- ), a multi-volume work for which he has coordinated and supervised the area of Cervantes in American and English literature. He has also edited Sylvia Beach’s Shakespeare and Company (2000) and has published several articles on literature and film.