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ROBERT LIMA


SIR ROBERT LIMA, Ph.D., OIC

Knight Commander, Order of Queen Isabel of Spain
[Encomienda de Número, Orden de Isabel la Católica]

Academician,North American Academy of the Spanish Language
[Académico de Número, Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española]

Corresponding Member, Royal Academy of Spain
[Miembro Correspondiente, Real Academia Española]

Professor Emeritus, Spanish and Comparative Literatures
Fellow Emeritus, Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies
The Pennsylvania State University


Mailing
Address

Dr. Robert Lima, OIC
485 Orlando Avenue
State College, PA 16803-3477 /U.S.A.
OfficeDepartment of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese
211 Burrowes Building
University Park, PA 16802-6203 /U.S.A.
Phone814/ 865-4252; 865-0495
Fax814/ 863-7944
E-MailRXL2@psu.edu

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RESEARCH INTERESTS
Hispanic Drama: Middle Ages to the Present
Hispanic Civilization: Spain and the Americas
Valle-Inclán and Spain's Generation of 1898
Comparative Drama: Europe and the Americas
Neoclassicism
Romanticism
Occult and Esoteric Traditions
African and Afro-American Religions
Celtic Cultures
Archaeology
Creative Writing: Poetry & Drama
Travel Writing

EDUCATION
Ph.D. (1968) in Romance Languages and Literatures
New York University

M.A. (1961) in Theatre and Drama
Villanova University,

B.A. (1957) in English, Philosophy and History
Villanova University

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Professional Books

THE READER'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LITERATURE. By Max J. Herzberg. Revised by Robert Lima and Robert O'Brien. New York: T.Y. Crowell Publishing Co., 1962; 1280 dbl. col. pp.

THE THEATRE OF GARCÍA LORCA. New York: Las Américas Publishing Co., 1963; xiii + 338 pp.

BORGES THE LABYRINTH MAKER. By A.M. Barrenechea. Edited and Translated by Robert Lima. New York: New York University Press, 1965; x + 175 pp.

VALLE-INCLÁN: AUTOBIOGRAPHY, AESTHETICS, APHORISMS. Edited and Translated, with an Introduction, by Robert Lima. Monaca, PA: 1966; 50 pp.

AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF RAMÓN DEL VALLE-INCLÁN. University Park: The Pennsylvania State University Libraries, 1972; 417 pp. Illustrated. (Bibliographical Series, 4)

RAMÓN DEL VALLE-INCLÁN. New York: Columbia University Press, 1972; 48 pp. (Columbia Essays on Modern Writers Series, 59).

DOS ENSAYOS SOBRE TEATRO ESPAÑOL DE LOS VEINTE. By Robert Lima and Dru Dougherty. Murcia, Spain: Universidad de Murcia--Cátedra de Teatro, 1984; 157 pp.

THE LAMP OF MARVELS. By Ramón del Valle-Inclán. Translated by Robert Lima. Stockbridge, MA: The Lindisfarne Press, 1986; 149 pp. (An Inner Traditions Book).

VALLE-INCLÁN. THE THEATRE OF HIS LIFE. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1988; xiv + 378 pp. [Illustrated]

SAVAGE ACTS. FOUR PLAYS. By Ramón del Valle-Inclán. Selected and Translated by Robert Lima. University Park: Estreno Contemporary Spanish Plays, 1993; 68 pp.

DARK PRISMS. OCCULTISM IN HISPANIC DRAMA. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 1995; xii + 193 pp. [Studies in Romance Languages Series, 38]

VALLE-INCLAN. EL TEATRO DE SU VIDA. Translated into Spanish. Vigo--Santiago de Compostela: Editorial Nigra Imaxe--Consorcio de Santiago de Compostela, 1995; vii + 391 pp. [Illustrated. Biblioteca Compostelana]

HOMENAJE A / TRIBUTE TO MARTHA T. HALSEY . Edición de / Edited by Robert Lima y/and Phyllis Zatlin. University Park: Estreno, 1995; 58 pp.

RAMON DEL VALLE-INCLAN. AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY. Volume I: The Works of Valle-Inclán. London: Grant & Cutler, Ltd, 1999; 293 pp. (1873 entries) [Research Bibliographies and Checklists, 53.I]

TEXTS AND CONTEXTS. A TRIBUTE TO BENO WEISS. Edited by Robert Lima. Introduction by Olga Ragusa. State College, PA: The Orlando Press, 2001; 77 pp.

THE DRAMATIC WORLD OF VALLE-INCLÁN. London: Boydell & Brewer, Ltd, 2003; xii + 296 pp. [Col. Tamesis, A198]

STAGES OF EVIL. OCCULTISM IN WESTERN THEATER AND DRAMA. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2005; ix + 336 pp. illustrated. [Studies in Romance Languages Series, 49]

THE INTERNATIONAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STUDIES ON THE LIFE AND WORKS OF RAMÓN DEL VALLE-INCLÁN. State College, PA: The Orlando Press, 2008; 2 vols. (682 pp.).

DARK PRISMS. OCCULTISM IN HISPANIC DRAMA. Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2009; xii + 193 pp. [Studies in Romance Languages Series, 38; paperback edition]



PRISMAS OSCUROS. EL OCULTISMO EN EL TEATRO HISPÁNICO. Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos, 2010; 236pp.Illustrated.

Professional Journals Edited

SURREALISM--A CELEBRATION. Edited by Robert Lima. Special Issue of The Journal of General Education (University Park, PA), 1975; 96 pp. [Papers and visuals of Surrealism--A Celebration, the 50th Anniversary celebration of the movement. Held at The Pennsylvania State University from November 7-9, 1974. An event created and directed by Robert Lima. Contents: Robert Lima, "Surrealism--A Celebration"; Essays by Philip Dedrick, Marcel Jean, Bruce Trinkley, Gloria Feman Orenstein, J.H. Matthews, Anna Balakian, Alexandre O'Neill, Mary Ann Caws; Illustrations by Lawrence Krezo, Ludwig Zeller, Susana Wald, Leonora Carrington, Lawrence von Barann; signatures of Surrealists]

ESSAYS IN HONOR OF GERALD MOSER. Edited by Robert Lima, et. al. Special issue of Luso-Brazilian Review (Madison, WI), 1978; 194 pp. [Contents: Robert Lima, "Paradigm, or Notes on a Career"; Essays by Jorge Amado, Martin S. Stabb, Jon S. Vincent, Russell G. Hamilton, Ronald W. Sousa, Gregory Rabassa, Alexandrino Severino, Raymond Sayers, Fred P. Ellison, Frederick C. H. Garcia, Virginia A. Brownell, George Woodyard, Hensley C. Woodbridge, Lloyd Kasten]

BORGES AND THE ESOTERIC. Edited by Robert Lima. Special Issue of Crítica Hispánica (Duquesne University), Vol. XV, No. 2 (Fall 1993); 128 pp. [Contents: Keith Lima, "Borges the Hierophant" (Frontispiece; Oil on Canvas); Robert Lima, "Borges and the Esoteric"; Edna Aizenberg, "Feminism and Kabbalism: Borges's 'Emma Zunz'"; Jaime Alazraki, "El componente sufí de 'El acercamiento a Almotásim'"; Timothy Ambrose, "Borges and the Vedic Tradition: Consciousness as the Source of the World"; Willis Barnstone, "Memoir about a Metaphysical and Mystical Poet"; Carlos Cortínez, "About Face en Borges"; Julia Cuervo Hewitt, "El círculo del cuadrado en el cuadrado del círculo: 'La muerte y la brújula' de Borges"; John T. Irwin, "Double You, Double V: Borges and Poe in the Labyrinth"; Robert Lima, "Borges, the Man with the Occult Eye"; Naomi Lindstrom, "Borges and Jewish Mysticism: Paradoxical Interrelations"; Paul West, "A Borgesian Beast".]

THE ALCHEMICAL ART OF LEONORA CARRINGTON. Edited by Robert Lima. Special Issue of Cauda Pavonis. Studies in Hermeticism (Washington State University), New Series, Vol. 19, #2 (Fall 2000). [Contents: Robert Lima, "Prefacing Leonora Carrington"; Gloria Feman Orenstein, "The Chrysopeia of Mary the Jewess: Leonora Carrington's Surrealist Alchemical Tractate"; Urszula Szulakowska, "The Alchemical Girl in Leonora Carrington's The House Opposite"; Robert Lima, "Leonora Carrington: The Fine Art of Alchemy, or the Mysterium Coniunctionis".]


Selected Articles
A selection of recent items from the over 150 professional articles published since the 1960s

The Gnostic Flight of Valle-Inclán." In Neophilologus (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Vol. LXXVIII (1994); pp. 243-250.

"Three: The Mystical Integer in Valle-Inclán's La lámpara maravillosa." In Giuseppe de Gennaro (Ed.), Atti del Congresso Internazionale di Semiotica del Testo Mistico (L'Aquila, Italy: Edizioni del Gallo Cedrone, 1995); pp. 240-245.

"La Gueule de l'enfer: Iconographie de la damnation dans le théâtre de l'époque médiévale." In Enfer et Paradis. L'au-delà dans l'Art et la Littérature en Europe (Conques, France: Les Cahiers de Conques, I, 1995).

"The Mouth of Hell: The Iconography of Damnation on the Stage of the Middle Ages." In György E. Szonyi (Ed.), European Iconography East and West (Leiden, The Netherlands: E.J. Brill, 1996); pp. 35-48 [Symbola et Emblemata Series].

"Blood Spilt and Unspilt: Primal Sacrifice in Lorca's Bodas de sangre." In Letras Peninsulares (East Lansing, MI), Fall 1996.

"Del entremés de Cervantes al esperpento de Valle-Inclán." In Alfredo Rodríguez López Vázquez (Ed.), De Baudelaire a Lorca (Kassel, Germany: Reichenberger, 1996); pp. 549-558. [Co-authored with Alfredo Rodríguez López-Vázquez.]

Words of Power: Openings to the Universe of Paul West. In Contemporary Literary Criticism, Vol. 96 (Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1997). [Reprinted from The Review of Contemporary Fiction]

The Way of Hermes Trismegistos in Valle-Inclán's The Lamp of Marvels. In Cauda Pavonis. Studies in Hermeticism (Washington State University), Spring 1997; pp. 9-15.

Valle-Inclán, Spanish Precursor of the Absurdist Mode. In Maria M Delgado (Ed.), Contemporary Theatre Review (London), Fall 1997; pp. 31-45. [Invited Essay]

The Mystery Women of Elche. In Mercedes Vidal Tibbits (Ed.), Essays in Honor of Gilbert Paolini (Potomac, MD: Studia Hispanistica, 1997). [Invited Essay]

Valle-Inclán entre dos siglos: Del "Hombre Viejo" al "Hombre Nuevo." In Luis Iglesias Feijoo, et. al. (Eds.), Actas del Congreso Internacional Valle-Inclán y el Fin de Siglo (Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 1997); pp. 105-123. [Invited Essay]

Yule: The Ancient Roots of Christmas. In Susan Richardson (Ed.), First Light: Poems, Stories and Essays of the Winter Holiday Season (Cheyenne, WY: Calypso Publications, 1997).

Gift Bearers of the Epiphany. In Susan Richardson (Ed.), First Light: Poems, Stories and Essays of the Winter Holiday Season (Cheyenne, WY: Calypso Publications, 1997).

The Orishas: African Gods in Cuban Literature. In Edris Makward, Thelma Ravell-Pinto, Aliko Songolo (Eds.), The Growth of African Literature (Trenton--Asmara: Africa World Press, 1998). [Invited essay]

The Arcane Paganism of Celestina: Plutonic Magic Versus Satanic Witchcraft in Tragicomedia de Calixto y Melibea. In Neophilologus (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), LXXXII, 12 (April 1998); pp. 221-233.

Tres dramas en tres de Valle-Inclán: Romance de lobos, Divinas palabras, Luces de bohemia. Rafael Corbalán, Gerardo Piña, Nicolás Toscano (Eds.), 1898 entre el desencanto y la esperanza. New York: Monografías de ALDEEU, 1998; pp. 145-157.

El crisol del '98: La quema fin de siglo y el brotar de una nueva generación española. In Congreso Galicia Nos Tempos de 98. La Coruña--Santiago de Compostela: Xunta de Galicia, 1999; pp. 63-76.

Homage to Two Major Spanish Dramatists. Hispania, Vol. 83, #2 (May 2000); pp. 326-327.

Review of Goya en el esperpento de Valle-Inclán by Luis Lorenzo Rivero, Symposium (Syracuse University), Vol. 54, #1 (Spring 2000); pp. 58-61.

Note on a Tour of Romania. The Borgo Post (Newfoundland, Canada), Vol. 5, #3 (July 2000); p. 2.

Homenaje a José Martín Recuerda y memorias de una colaboración a distancia. Estreno. Cuadernos del Teatro Español Contemporáneo (Ohio Wesleyan University), Vol. XXVI, #2 (Autumn 2000); pp. 5-7

Prefacing Leonora Carrington. In Cauda Pavonis. Studies in Hermeticism (Washington State University), New Series, Vol. 19, #2 (Fall 2000); p. 1.

Leonora Carrington: The Fine Art of Alchemy, or the Mysterium Coniunctionis. In Cauda Pavonis. Studies in Hermeticism (Washington State University), New Series, Vol. 19, #2 (Fall 2000); pp. 17-22.

Immolations: Rites of Sacrifice on the Stages of Federico García Lorca. In Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (University of Kansas), Vol. XV, #2 (Spring 2001); pp. 33-48.

The Caves of Toledo and Salamanca: Seats of Magic in Golden Age Drama. In Spanish Theatre. Studies in Honour of Victor F. Dixon. London: Boydell & Brower Ltd, 2001 (Col. Támesis, A-187); pp. 71-90.

Missing in Action: Invisible Males in La casa de Bernarda Alba. In Manuel Delgado Morales and Alice J. Poust (Eds.), Lorca, Buñuel, Dalí: Art and Theory. Lewisburg--London: Bucknell University Press, 2001; pp. 136-147.

Nosferatu: A Play on the Vampire by Francisco Nieva. Modern Drama (Toronto, Canada), Vol. 44, #2 (Summer 2001), pp. 232-246.

La tradición metafísica en la literatura norteamericana. Eduardo Hopkins Rodríguez (Ed.), Homenaje Luis Jaime Cisneros. Lima: Facultad de Letras y Ciencias Humanas, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú--Fondo Editorial, 2002; pp. 1137-1149.

The Genealogy of Harlequin as Diabolus. Attila Kiss, Marta Baroti-Gaal, György E. Szonyi (Eds.), The Iconography of the Fantastic. Szeged, Hungary: JATE Press, 2002; pp. 81-92.

A Bridge Between Professional and Creative Lives. International Mosaic (University Park, PA), Vol. 6, #2 (October 2002), p. 2.

Review of Dana Gioia, Interrogation at Noon. In Italian Americana (University of Miami), Vol. 20, #1 (Winter 2002); pp. 99-100.

The White Elder of the Menda Hills. In Phillip Sterling (Ed.), Imported Breads. Literature of Cultural Exchange. DuBois, PA: Mammoth Press, Inc., 2003; pp. 151-161.

El Sobrenaturalismo: destacado tema en el teatro español desde sus comienzos. In Homenaje a José Luis Rivarola. LEXIS. Revista de Lingüística y Literatura (Lima, Peru), Vol. XXVII, No. 1 (2003); pp. 27-47.

José Triana and the Tragic Mode: Three Plays. In Neophilologus (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), Vol. 88, #4 (Oct. 2004); pp. 559-568.

Metamorphoses: Favorite Movie Adaptation of a Work of Literature. In PEN. AMERICA. A journal for Writers and Readers (New York, NY), Vol. 3, #6 (Spring 2005); p. 198. [On Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea]

How Friday the 13th Got To Be So Unlucky. In The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA), Friday, October 13, 2006; A-25.

Attend Your Fears on the Year's Darkest Day. In The Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), April 9, 2007; p. A6.

Acercamiento a Valle-Inclán: De 1963 hasta el presente. In Lexis. Revista de Lingüística y Literatura (Lima, Perú), Vol. XXXI, Nos. 1 & 2 (2007); pp. 237-253.

Tríadas en el teatro de Valle-Inclán. In Fernando Doménech (Ed.), Teatro Español. Autores clásicos y modernos. Homenaje a Ricardo Doménech. Madrid: Editorial Fundamentos--Col. Arte, 2008; pp. 145-151.

Gendering Evil: Pandora, Lilith, Satan. In Attila Kiss, György E. Szöyni (Eds.), The Iconology of Gender. I: Traditions and Historical Perspectives. Szeged, Hungary: JATE Press, 2008; pp. 9-20 (Illustrated). [Papers in English and American Studies, XV.]

Necrology. José Martín Recuerda (1922-2007). In Hispania (Lubbock, TX), Vol. 91, #3 (September 2008); pp. 734-35.

Remembering Pat Briody. In The Ridgefield Press (Ridgefield, CT), September 18, 2008; p. 5A.

El crisol del 98: La quema fin de siglo y el brotar de una nueva generación española. In Boletín de la Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (New York), 11 (2008); pp. 53-70.

Mysterious Figures I: My Other Self. In Anne-Laure Tissut (Ed.), Reading Paul West. Tours, France: Presses Universitaires Francois-Rabelais, 2009; pp. 109-11.

Mysterious Figures II: The Other Paul West. In Anne-Laure Tissut (Ed.), Reading Paul West. Tours, France: Presses Universitaires Francois-Rabelais, 2009; pp. 113-14.

Remembering the Moon Landing. In The Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), July 20, 2009; p. A6.


Selected Poetry

Poemas de Lima. Video of the performance of his poetry at the Japanese Garden in Lima, Perú by Robert Lima. Video by CETUC, Universidad Pontificia del Perú, 1976.

FATHOMS. Poems by Robert Lima. State College, PA: The Carnation Press, 1981; 37 pp.

THE OLDE GROUND. Poems by Robert Lima. Drawings by Deirdre McCullough Grunwald. Waltham, MA: Society of Inter-Celtic Arts and Culture, 1985; 44 pp.

MAYALAND. Poems by Robert Lima. Madrid: Editorial Betania, 1992; 64 pp. [Bilingual. Colección Betania de Poesía.]

In Conjunction. Images and Poetry. Exhibit of Poems by Robert Lima and Color Photographs by Donald M. Robinson. At The Undercroft Gallery, Pittsburgh, PA, November 29--December 30, 1992.

Eye of the Beholder. Exhibit of Poems by Robert Lima and B&W Photographs by Margaret Duda. At East Gallery, Pattee Library, The Pennsylvania State University, July 1--August 13, 1993. In conjunction with The Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts.

Eye of the Beholder. Video of the exhibit of the poetry of Robert Lima and the photography of Margaret Duda. At East Gallery, Pattee Library, The Pennsylvania State University, July 1--August 13, 1993. Narration and Poetry Readings by Robert Lima. Music selected by Carmen Millán de Benavides. State College, PA: Fagan Visuals, 1993.

A Poem by Teresinka Pereira. Translated by Robert Lima. In LIPS: International Women Poets Anthology (Montclair, NJ), 1993.

Cay Birth. In The Caribbean Writer (St. Thomas, USVI), Vol. 8, Summer 1994.

Eye of the Beholder. Exhibit of Poems by Robert Lima and B&W Photographs by Margaret Duda. At The Gallery, Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA, September 9--October 1994.

Research. Roster (Two Poems). In Studies in Contemporary Satire (Kearney, NE), Spring 1995.

Indian Summer. Lute Song (Two Poems). In Mountain Laurels (University Park, PA), February 1996. [Choral Settings by Bruce Trinkley in Mountain Laurels. A Choral Symphony in celebration of the Centennial of State College, PA, performed February 23-25, 1996. Recorded on CD and Cassette.]

Amphora. In 'Book Beat. A Passion for Poetry.' The Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), April 6, 1997. (Special article on my poetry in conjunction with National Poetry Month.)

The Sea. Retribution. Six on the Yough. Heading Up. Land's End (Five Poems). In Parker Marine Institute Home Page. Sea Poetry. April 1997.

Janus. Ochún. (Two Poems) In Edris Makward, Thelma Ravell-Pinto, Aliko Songolo (Eds.), The Growth of African Literature (Trenton--Asmara: Africa World Press, 1998).

Monster (Poem). In Judith Kerman and Don Riggs (Eds.), Uncommonplaces. Poems of the Fantastic. Saginaw, Michigan: Mayapple Press, 2000.

SARDINIA / SARDEGNA. Poetry and Travel Prose by Robert Lima. Lafayette, IN: Bordighera, International, 2000; 60 pp. [VIA Folios, 24].

Poiana Brasov. Nosferatu (Two Poems). In The Borgo Post (Newfoundland, Canada), Vol. 5, #4 (October 2000); p. 5.

Il Vecchio. In The Penn Stater Magazine (University Park, PA), March--April 2001.

Angel. Naked Singularities (Two Poems). In Keith Allen Daniels (Ed.), 2001: A Science Fiction Poetry Anthology. San Francisco: Anamnesis Press, 2001.

Child Ecology. In Susan Menache (Ed.), Earth Matters. Tel-Aviv, Israel: Centre for Educational Technology, 2002; p. 5.

TRACKING THE MINOTAUR. POEMS. By Robert Lima. Bloomington, IN: First Books Library--AuthorHouse, 2003; 102 pp.

The Poetic World of Robert Lima. A Retrospective. An exhibit of Robert Lima's publications in books, chapbooks, periodicals, anthologies, and broadsides, together with memorabilia and a significant selection of books autographed for him by Jorge Luis Borges, Paul Engle, Robert Graves, Jorge Guillén, Denise Levertov, Marianne Moore, Paul West, William Carlos Williams, among others. At Diversity Studies Room, Pattee Library, The Pennsylvania State University. March 19--August 20, 2004.

Exégesis. Lorca (Two Poems). In Gerardo Piña Rosales (Ed.), Odón Betanzos Palacios o La integridad del árbol herido. New York: Círculo de Escritores y Poetas Iberoamericanos, 2004.

After an Anonymous Eighth-Century Gaelic Poet. In Dark Lullaby. Pittsburgh: UnMon America, 2005; p. 90 (The Sandburg--Livesay Award Anthology).

The Trees of Stillness. White on White (Two Poems). In Esther B. Davidowitz (Ed.), Pennsylvania Seasons. Commonwealth Images and Poetry. Scranton, PA: University of Scranton Press, 2008.

THE POINTING BONE. By Robert Lima. Philadelphia, PA: XLibris--A Random House Venture, 2008; 78pp.

Astrals. In Phi Kappa Phi Forum (Baton Rouge, LA), Spring 2009; p.43. The poem won the first poetry competition held by the journal.

Moon Dip. In The Centre Daily Times (State College, PA), July 20, 2009; p. A6.

Ambigüedad. Español/Española. Exégesis (Three Poems). In Destiempos. Revista de Curiosidad Cultural (México, D.F.), Año 4, No. 21 (Agosto- Septiembre, 2009).

Snow Geese. In PoetryBay (Northport, NY), Fall 2009. Tenth Anniversary Issue. http://www.poetrybay.com

THE RITES OF STONE. Travel Prose and Poetry by Robert Lima. State College, PA: The Orlando Press, 2010; 115pp. Illustrated.

TRACKING THE MINOTAUR. Poems by Robert Lima. CD Recording by Robert Lima. Introduction Read by Helen Manfull. Recorded at the studios of WPSU--The Pennsylvania State University, September 7, 2011.

This Late the Idols Ply their Trade. In Voices of Central Pennsylvania (State College, PA), January 2012; p. 31.

Nitobe Memorial Garden. Vancouver, B.C. In Poetrybay Northport, NY), Fall 2011. http://www.poetrybay.com

FRAMED POETRY II--An EXHIBIT OF POETRY AND VISUALS BY ROBERT LIMA."At The Bestsy Rodgers Allen Gallery of Schlow Centre Regional Library (State College, PA), April 2-30, 2012.

SELF.Poems by Robert Lima. State College, PA: The Orlando Press, 2012.

SELECTED PRESENTATIONS

"The Aesthetics of the Three Spains (Moorish, Jewish, Christian) and Their Interaction with the Indigenous Cultures of the Americas." In The Place of Aesthetics in Hispanic Culture. At The Brooklyn Academy of Music Majestic Theater, Brooklyn, NY, April 29, 1995. [Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities]

"The God of Celestina: Plutonic Magic and Witchcraft in Tragicomedia de Calixto y Melibea." At Fifteenth Century Association Conference, Castle Kaprun (Salzburg), Austria, July 7, 1995.

Commentator. Symposium on "The Vision of Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre." At The Bildner Center for Western Hemisphere Studies, New York, NY, October 6, 1995.

"Eye of the Beholder." At Comparative Literature Luncheon, Penn State University, October 9, 1995.

"Valle-Inclán entre dos siglos: Del `Hombre Viejo' al `Hombre Nuevo.' At Simposio Valle- Inclán y el Fin de Siglo, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, October 25, 1995.

Latin Jazz. A series of five radio programs for Spanish Heritage Month. Narration and Readings by Robert Lima. Broadcast on WPSU-FM, October 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 1995.

"Federico García Lorca's La casa de Bernarda Alba." At Dickinson College, Carlysle, PA, November 8, 1995.

"Palabras del autor." At Presentation of Valle-Inclán. El teatro de su vida, Santiago de Compostela, Pazo de Bendaña, December 21, 1995). [Speakers: Robert Lima and D. Xerardo Estévez, Mayor of Santiago de Compostela]

"The Ritual of Magic in La Celestina." At Theatricality of Rituals Conference, University of California--Irvine, February 2, 1996.

"Out of Africa: Voudoun, Santería and Candomblé." At Latin American Studies Lecture Series, Villanova University, February 23, 1996.

Medieval Art, Medieval Lives: An Exhibit at The Palmer Museum of Art. Narration and Readings by Robert Lima. Broadcast on WPSU-FM, February 24 and March 2, 1996.

Respondent. Latino Conceptions of Community: Cultural and Theological Perspectives. At The Center for Ethics and Religious Affairs, The Pennsylvania State University, March 14, 1996.

"The Way of Hermes Trismegistos in Valle-Inclán's The Lamp of Marvels." At International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 22, 1996.

Group Poetry Reading. At International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Meeting, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, March 22, 1996.

"Santería: The Religion of Afro-Cuba." At Dickinson College, April 1, 1996.

Celebrating Spanish Language Day: "The Postman and Neruda." Narration and Readings by Robert Lima. Broadcast on WPSU-FM on April 6, 1996.

"Immolations: Rites of Sacrifice on the Stages of Federico García Lorca." At Western Pennsylvania Symposium on World Literatures, Duquesne University, April 9, 1996.

Celebrating Spanish Language Day: Defining Castilian as the Spanish Language. Narration and Readings by Robert Lima. Broadcast on WPSU-FM on April 27, 1996.

"The Esoteric Voice: Echoes of Hermes Trismegistos in La lámpara maravillosa." At La Chispa Conference, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, February 28, 1997.

National Poetry Month and World Copyright Day. Narration and Readings by Robert Lima. Broadcast on WPSU-FM on April, 1997.

Solo Poetry Reading. At Barnes & Noble Booksellers, State College, PA, May 20, 1997.

"Odyssey of Words." National "Writers Harvest" Poetry Reading. At Barnes & Noble Booksellers, State College, PA, October 23, 1997.

Spain's "Generation of 1898." At Clarion University, February 5, 1998. [Invited Lecture]

Solo Poetry Reading. At Clarion University, February 5, 1998.

Andean Myths: Poetry Reading from The Rites of Stone. At 19th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, March 19, 1998.

El crisol del 98: La quema de fin de siglo y el brotar de una nueva generación española. At Congreso "Galicia nos tempos do 98," La Coruña, Spain, April 28, 1998. [Plenary Lecture. Invited by the Xunta de Galicia]

The Mouth of Hell: The Iconography of Damnation on the Medieval Stage. At Peking University, People's Republic of China, June 8, 1998. [Invited Lecture]

Romanticism and the English Romantics. At Peking University, People's Republic of China, June 9, 1998. [Invited Lecture]

Dos centenarios: El de la "Generación de 1898" y el de Federico García Lorca. At Peking University, People's Republic of China, June 10, 1998. [Invited Lecture]

The Genealogy of Harlequin as Diabolus. At European Iconography East and West 2 Conference. Academy of Sciences, Attila Jozsef University, Szeged, Hungary, July 12, 1998.

Triads of Valle-Inclán: Romance de lobos (1908). At Modernism and Modernity in Spain and Latin America. An International Symposium in Honor of Geoffrey W. Ribbans. Brown University, Providence, RI, September 19, 1998.

Harlequin as Diabolus: Towards a Genealogy of the "Commedia dell'Arte" Masque. At Comparative Literature Luncheon. Penn State University, October 12, 1998.

The Joys and Sorrows of Lucifer and His Minions. At International Conference on Expressions of Joy and Sorrow in Literature and the Visual Arts. At Renaissance Hotel, Atlanta, GA, November 7, 1998. Conference Keynote Address.

Group Poetry and Drama Reading. At International Conference on Expressions of Joy and Sorrow in Literature and the Visual Arts. At Renaissance Hotel, Atlanta, GA, November 7, 1998.

The Spanish Civil War. At Foxdale Village, State College, PA, November 18, 1998.

Conciencia social (Esperpentos) y creencias populares (Retablo): El teatro de Valle-Inclán. At The University of Utah, February 22, 1999. [Invited Lecture]

Spain Between Two Wars--1898 and 1936--and a New Generation of Writers. At The University of Utah, February 23, 1999. [Invited Lecture]

Loas, Orishas and Santos: African Deities in the Americas. At African Literature Association Twenty-fifth Annual Conference, Fez, Morocco. March 13, 1999.

Chair. Section on Religion and Culture in Society and Literature. At African Literature Association Twenty-fifth Annual Conference, Fez, Morocco. March 13, 1999.

La obra de José Martín Recuerda en EE.UU. Homenaje a José Martín Recuerda. Teatro Alhambra de Granada, October 23, 1999. [Invited Lecture]

Nosferatu: A Play on the Vampire by Francisco Nieva. At Second World Dracula Congress of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula (Dracula 2000), Poiana Brasov, Romania, May 28, 2000.

Host and Lecturer. Penn State Alumni College in Spain, November 18-26, 2000.

Entering Khufu: A Search in Secret Egypt. At Comparative Literature Luncheon. Penn State University. February 19, 2001.

Solo Poetry Reading. Read Sardinia / Sardegna. National Poetry Month Event at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, State College, PA, April 18, 2001.

Leonora Carrington: An Exegesis of Her Alchemical Art. At Art and Alchemy Conference, University of Aarhus, Denmark, December 8, 2001.

The Alchemical Art of Leonora Carrington through Jung's Coniunctio. At Comparative Literature Luncheon, Penn State University, April 15, 2002.

Chair. Performance: Drama and Zarzuela. At Estreno Conference, Ohio Wesleyan University, April 18, 2002.

Chair. De Rivas Cherif y Azaña a Buero Vallejo. At Estreno Conference, Ohio Wesleyan University, April 19, 2002.

Panelist. Translating Spanish Theatre. At Estreno Conference, Ohio Wesleyan University, April 20, 2002.

Group Poetry Reading. Read Tracking the Minotaur. National Poetry Month Event at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, State College, PA, April 5, 2003.

Group Poetry Reading. Read Tracking the Minotaur. Websters Bookstore Café, State College, PA, December 10, 2003.

Gallery Talk. Exhibit of "Ramón del Valle-Inclán. His Life and Works." At Special Collections and Rare Books, Paterno Library, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, October 28, 2004.

In the Surrealist Mode: Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca. At Bucknell University, November 3, 2004.

Group Poetry Reading. Found in Translation: World Poetry Read by World People, Sponsored by Global Connections at Irving's, State College, PA, November 17, 2005.

Remembering Rob.Poem. Read at the memorial service for sculptor Rob Fisher. At Penn State Conference Center, University Park, September 23, 2006.

Talk on Translation. At Found in Translation. World Poetry Read by World People. Sponsored by Global Connections,at Irving's, State College, PA, November 16, 2006.

Group Poetry Reading. At Found in Translation. World Poetry Read by World People. Sponsored by Global Connections,at Irving's, State College, PA, November 16, 2006.

Production of Bread and Rice, or Geometry in Yellow, by José Bellido, translated by Robert Lima. On November 1-4, 2006 at Shawnee Street Theater, Northeastern State University (OK), Theater Company of the Department of Performing Arts.

Mis años con el teatro y la vida de Valle-Inclán. At Teatro Libre, Bogotá, Colombia on March 6, 2007.

Production of the chamber cantata Santa Rosalía,by Bruce Trinkley and Jason Charnesky. Spanish libretto by Robert Lima. Performed on March 7, 2007 at the Sala de Conciertos de la Biblioteca Luis Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia under the direction of Maestro Libardo Saavedra. Based on the painting of the same title by Fernando Botero.

Performance. The Villanova Singers Legacy. At Villanova Conference Center, March 23-25, 2007. Vocal performance of sacred, liturgical and secular music by Singers from 1953 through the present: 54 years of a continuing musical tradition.

Group Poetry Reading.At Found in Translation. World Poetry Read by World People. Sponsored by Global Connections,at Irving's, State College, PA, November 20, 2009.

Solo Reading. At The Village at Penn State. November 18, 2009.

Featured Poet. At ArtWorldArtBar, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. August 18, 2010.

Framed Poetry. An Exhibit of the Poetry of Robert Lima. At The State Theatre, State College, PA, April 1 through 30, 2011.

Featured Poet-"Poesía y Compromiso."At Casa--Museo Federico García Lorca, Valderrubio, Prov. de Granada, Spain, May 14, 2011. Read with Chema Cotarelo, Pablo Méndez, Pedro Enríquez & Francisco Vaquero.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Asociación Internacional de Estudios Gallegos
Asociación Internacional de Valleinclanistas
Archaeological Institute of America
Alpha Psi Omega Dramatic Fraternity
Orden de Isabel la Católica
The International Honor Society of Phi Sigma Iota
Cintas Foundation
Fulbright Association
International PEN--American Center
Poetry Society of America
The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
Poets & Writers
African Literature Association
Lord Ruthven Assembly
Transylvanian Society of Dracula
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
Enxebre Orden da Vieira
Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española
Real Academia Española

CURRENT EDITORIAL BOARDS
LEXIS. Revista de Lingüística y Literatura (Lima, Perú)
ESTRENO. Cuadernos del Teatro Español Contemporáneo
ANUARIO VALLE-INCLÁN (Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)
ACOTACIONES. Investigación y Creación Teatral (RESAD, Madrid, Spain)

SELECTED BIOGRAPHICAL DIRECTORIES
Who's Who in the World
Who's Who in America
Who's Who in the East
Who's Who in American Education
Contemporary Authors
World Who's Who of Authors
International Authors and Writers Who's Who
Who's Who Among Hispanic Americans
Dictionary of International Biography
Diccionario Biográfico de Poetas Cubanos
Gallegos. Quien es Quien en la Galicia de los 90
Gran Enciclopedia Gallega
Galicia y la Universidad
A Confluence of Words. Studies in Honor of Robert Lima

COURSES TAUGHT: Peninsular Spanish

Spanish 120: Intermediate Reading: Literature
Spanish 130: Iberian Civilization and Culture
Spanish 353: Survey of Spanish Literature: Medieval and Golden Age
Spanish 354: Survey of Spanish Literature: 18th-20th Centuries
Spanish 454: The Generation of 1898
Spanish 483: Nineteenth Century Spanish Drama
Spanish 497: Senior Seminar (Lorca/Borges/Commedia dell'Arte/Drama)
Spanish 544: Romanticism (Graduate level)
Spanish 553: The Generation of 1898: Prose (Graduate Level)
Spanish 554: The Generation of 1898: Poetry and Drama (Graduate level)

COURSES TAUGHT: Comparative Literature

Comparative Literature 120: Literature of the Occult
Comparative Literature 488: World Drama
Comparative Literature 588: World Drama (Graduate level)

COURSES TAUGHT: Humanities

Humanities I: World Literature and Thought
Humanities II: World Literature and Thought

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