J o ã o Q u e i r o z
J.Q. is a professor at the Institute of Arts and Design, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Queiroz earned a Ph.D. in Communication and Semiotics from the Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), and received a post-doctoral fellowship in Intelligent Systems and Artificial Life at the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FEEC-DCA), State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). He co-edited two special issues of the journal Semiotica – International Journal of Semiotic Studies – with Frederik Stjernfelt on ‘Diagrammatical reasoning and Peircean logic representations’ (2011), and with Floyd Merrell on 'Abductive inference' (2005). His research interests include: Peirce's Philosophy and Semiotics, Biosemiotics, Cognitive Science, Cognitive Semiotics as well as South-American and Brazilian art and literature.
He has been involved in various projects of intersemiotic and interlinguistic translation – examples include translations of Bob Brown to Spanish with Rosario Lázaro, as well as Gertrude Stein to dance with Daniella Aguiar. Queiroz has also started a new research project. For this project, he is examining the protocubist prose of the Brazilian modernist Oswald de Andrade, the founder of the Anthropofagic movement, with a focus on Andrade’s strong relationship with Blaise Cendrars.
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