Office Hours: TR 10:00-11:00          

and by appointment:

Lima@ or #5242-- Welles 225A

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  • Black British Literature and Culture
  • The Caribbean
  • African Diaspora
  • Post-Colonial Theory
  • Women's Studies
  • Feminist Theory

Maria H. Lima

Professor of English &

Comparative Literature

Welles 225A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Maria Helena Lima

Maria  H. Lima has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1992.

Faculty Information


  • M.A., Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
  • M.Ed., Towson State University
  • B.A., Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Fall 2016 Classes

ENGL 342:
World Literature

    The comparative study of significant literary works from cultural traditions across the world. May be designed around a central theme/topic that is cross-culturally relevant. Prerequisites: ENGL 203

ENGL 494:
SrSm:Black British Short Story

    Selected intensive studies of a focused topic in literature with a significant component of guided research. Sample topics include: Dante, the Bloomsbury Group, Metaphysical Poetry, the Epic Novel, th
    e Confessional Hero, Ben Jonson and Classical Tradition, Literature and the Irrational, and Contemporary American Novelists. (May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.)Prerequisites: ENGL 203 and at least one 400-level ENGL literature, FMST, or CMLT course, or permission of instructor. Offered not on a regular basis.
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