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 2015 Classes

ENGL 203:

    An introduction to the discipline of English through the study of particular topics, issues, genres, or authors. Subtitles of ?Reader and Text? help students develop a working vocabulary for analyzing
    texts and relating texts to contexts; understand the theoretical questions that inform all critical conversations about textual meaning and value; and participate competently, as writers, in the ongoing conversation about texts and theory that constitutes English as a field of study.
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ENGL 424:
Novel:Black Atlantic Novels

    A study of representative novels emphasizing the development of the Anglophone novel as a literary form. Course topics include The Rise of the Novel; the Picaresque Novel in English; the Nineteenth-Ce
    ntury British Novel; Dandyism and the Novel; the American Civil War Novel; The Novel during the Interwar Period; and the Black British Novel. (May be taken twice for credit under different subtitles.)Offered when demand is sufficient. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.
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