Montana State University

Department of Modern Languages & Literatures

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172980
Bozeman, MT 59717-2980

Tel: (406) 994-4448
Fax: (406) 994-6199
Location: 117 Gaines Hall

Department Chair

Dr. Galen Brokaw

Jack B. Jelinski, Professor Emeritus of Spanish

Jack Jelinski

Office: Gaines 117
Phone: 994-4448

Dr. Jelinski is retired but we still see him from time to time in the department and at university events. In academic year 2012-13 he served as the interim chair and is now retired again. We wish him the best in his retirement!



Ph.D. Spanish Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1974

M.A. Spanish Literature, Indiana University, 1969

B.A. Cum Laude, Spanish, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1967


Research Interests:

Cervantine studies, linguistics, socio-biology, origins of aesthetic pleasure, poetry

Read about Jack's latest book!


Teaching Profile

Research Summary

Service to MSU

Curriculum Vitae

Jack's Poetry & Non-Academic Publications

See Jack at his Mecca