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Faculty: Mark Pedreira

Prof. Mark Pedreira

Brief introduction:
Academic Degree: PhD, University of Maryland (1994)

Areas of Expertise: 17th & 18th Century British Literature,
Literary Criticism,
Textual Criticism & Rhetoric

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Contact Information

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Office location: English Department, Pedreira Building, Office #2-A
Basement of Pedreira Building, College of Humanities
Office hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:20 am-12:15 pm
Phone: (787) 764-0000 ext. 3812
Messages: (787) 764-0000 ext. 2553 (at the English Department office)


Brief biography

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Mark A. Pedreira, a second generation American of Cuban/Spanish, Italian, and Polish descent, was born in Syracuse, NY and raised in Gaithersburg, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D.C. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from Wheaton College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Restoration and Eighteenth-century British Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. His doctoral training included specialization in rhetorical theory, conceptual metaphor theory (a branch of cognitive linguistics/rhetoric), and lexicology. He has taught at various institutions before joining the UPR faculty, including Boston University and Chonbuk National University, South Korea. His current research, a MS entitled 'Dictionary Johnson' and the Protean Word, examines Samuel Johnson's thoughts regarding poetic metaphor in the long eighteenth century , focusing on controversies concerning metaphorical interpretation from the perspective of eighteenth-century literary criticism, textual criticism, rhetoric/poetics, and lexicography. He now occupies the position of Full Professor in the English Department.


Course Syllabi

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Links to Course Catalog descriptions:
bullet ENGLISH 3001
bullet ENGLISH 3002
bullet ENGLISH 6457
bullet ENGLISH 3001
bullet ENGLISH 3002
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