Turner's Challenge
original painting by Greg Keeler

Jack B. Jelinski

Professor Emeritus of Spanish

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
College of Letters & Science
Montana State University-Bozeman
Phone: (406) 994-4448, Fax: (406) 994-6199
Email: umljj@montana.edu


Research Summary

Dr. Jelinski has published scholarly articles on a variety of subjects such as: The design of academic review procedures, The Spanish subjunctive, Bilingual Education, and Language and ethnic conflict. He has also published studies on the works of major literary figures including Ignacío Aldecoa, Gabriel García Marquez, Miguel Delibes, Miguel de Unamuno and Graham Greene. Several of his studies have been cited in scholarly publications and have been written in Spanish. Four of his studies have been published as book chapters. He has been a book reviewer for Hispania for many years and has published approximately thirty book reviews in this and other scholarly journals. In addition, Dr. Jelinski completed another study on the Spanish novelist Ignacio Aldecoa which was published in the December, 2002 issue of the Journal of Iberian and Latin American Studies (School of European Studies, University of Wales, Cardiff). His study "Monsignor Quixote: Graham Greene Rewriting Unamuno Rewriting Cervantes" was included as a chapter in the book The Hispanic Connection:  Spanish and Spanish-American Literature in the Arts of the World; Praeger, 2004 (111-121). This volume includes studies by prominent scholars such as Dale Wasserman, author of the plays "Man of La Mancha" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest."  Dr. Jelinski was also invited to present a scholarly paper at an international conference celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Don Quixote.  The conference was held in November, 2004 at Hofstra University. In 2009, Dr. Jelinski was invited to expand the paper he gave at the 2004 conference for publication in a book. His study: "Don Quioxte:  Sin, Grace, and Redemptive Rebellion" was published in the book:  Don Quixote:  The First 400 Years, Lima, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos/Hofstra University, 2009 (101-112). This study was selected for inclusion from the presentation made at the 2004 international conference celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Don Quixote.

Dr. Jelinski has also given fee workshops and presented scholarly papers on a variety of literary and linguistic topics at state, regional and national conferences. During his service at MSU he has been the Principal Investigator or Grant Coordinator for over $64,000.00 in Grants. All of the grants were written for the purpose of improving foreign language education in Montana.


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