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
Spring 2015 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 o
    r permission of instructor.
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ENGL 424:

    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 for credit twice under different subtitles.) Offered when demand is sufficient. Prerequisites: ENGL 203 or permission of instructor.
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INTD 105:
Writing Seminar:Haiti Noir

    Writing Seminar is a course focusing on a specific topic while emphasizing writing practice and instruction, potentially taught by any member of the College faculty. Because this is primarily a course
    in writing, reading assignments will be briefer than in traditional topic courses, and students will prove their understanding of the subject matter through writing compositions rather than taking examinations.
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