Robert Felkel

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Robert Felkel
Undergraduate Advisor of Spanish and Professor of Spanish
(269) 387-3024
(269) 387-3103
516 Sprau Tower, Mail Stop 5338
Mailing address: 
Department of Spanish
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5338 USA
Office hours: 

Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m. to noon and 3 to 4 p.m. 
And by appointment 

  • Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1973
  • M.A., Boston College, 1968
  • B.S., Boston College, 1965

Dr. Robert Felkel is a professor in the Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University.

Felkel specializes in medieval and Spanish Golden Age literature, with a concentration on "Don Quijote" by Miguel de Cervantes. A member of the Cervantes Society of America, he has published a number of articles on the Quijote in journals such as Anuario de Letras and Anales Cervantinos, and he has produced an English translation of José Antonio Maravall's "Utopía y contrautopía en el Quijote." He has also published articles on aspects of contemporary Spanish culture and is working on a study of homiletics in the Quijote, as well as a book-length manuscript he provisionally plans to title "A Tour of Don Quijote."

Felkel serves the department as a Spanish undergraduate advisor. He is the recipient of a 2016-17 College of Arts and Sciences’ Faculty Achievement Award in Professional and Community Service.