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Luciana Villas Bôas received her undergraduate and master's degrees in Literature from PUC-RJ. D. in Germanistics and Comparative Literature from Columbia University, New York, 2005. She has been a professor at the Department of Anglo-Germanic Literature at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro since 2009, and a permanent member of the Graduate Program in Literature Science at UFRJ and the Graduate Program in German Language and Literature at USP. Villas Bôas is the author of Wilde Beschriftungen. Brasiliens historische Semantik in der Frühen Neuzeit(Königshausen & Neumann, 2017) and Written Encounters: historical semantics of Brazil in the sixteenth century (Editora da UFRJ, 2019).

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