Fellie, Maria

Maria Fellie
Assistant Professor of Spanish
Office Phone
Office Location
Gaige, 315

Dr. Maria C. Fellie has completed degrees in English and Spanish and has been teaching Spanish at the university level for over a decade. She has studied and worked abroad in Spain, but also has visited many other countries and loves to explore the world and its infinite cultures. One of her favorite parts of being a professor is helping students study and travel abroad.

Dr. Fellie’s research centers on translation studies, contemporary poetry & culture in Spain (1975-present), and visual studies. Her article and presentation topics often combine these specialties. She also translates poetry, specifically the poetry of Antonio Colinas (Spain), and often carries out volunteer translation projects.

At Penn State Berks, Dr. Fellie teaches a range of courses, from Spanish 2 & 3 to Spanish 200/301, 297, and 497. The special-topics courses 297 & 497 are designed for Spanish minors and other advanced-level students. Dr. Fellie’s topics in these courses tend to focus on translation, interpreting, and Spanish for professional purposes, among other topics.


Fellie, Maria C. “Humanizing Intercultural Healthcare: On Integrating Cultural Components into a Medical Spanish Course.” Forthcoming in Survive & Thrive: A Journal of Medical Humanities and Narrative as Medicine.

Fellie, Maria C. “Silence, Metaperformance, and Communication in Pedro Almodóvar’s Hable con ella.” Hispania, vol. 99.2, June 2016, pp. 223-233.

Fellie, Maria C. “Images of Death in Antonio Colinas’s “Sepulcro en Tarquinia” Rewritten into Life in Larga carta a Francesca.” Transitions: Journal of Franco-Iberian Studies. Special Issue: “Symbols of Death from France and Spain,” vol. 10, Fall 2014, pp. 106-132.

Colinas, Antonio. “Like the Flames of Old Chandeliers.” Translated by Maria C. Fellie. Catamaran Literary Reader, vol. 6.2, Spring 2018, p. 14.

Colinas, Antonio. “Night in León” and “Vision of Winter.” Translated by Maria C. Fellie. International Poetry Review, vol. 37.1, Spring 2011, pp. 46-49.

Neruda, Pablo. “Ode to Wine.” Translated by Maria C. Fellie. Pusteblume: Journal of Translation, no. 1, Spring 2007, pp. 40-45.

Fellie, Maria C. Review of Tracing the Borders of Spanish Horror Cinema and Television, edited by Jorge Marí. Forthcoming in Hispania.

Fellie, Maria C. Review of Sinergias: poesía, física y pintura en la España del siglo XX, by Candelas Gala (trans. by Isabel Palomo). Hispania, vol. 101.1, March 2018, pp. 148-49.

Fellie, Maria C. Review of New Lenses for Lorca: Literature, Art, and Science in the ‘Edad de plata’, by Cecelia J. Cavanaugh. Hispania, 96.4, Dec. 2013, pp. 782-83.

Fellie, Maria C. Review of Un tiempo que no pasa: nuevos ensayos, by Antonio Colinas, ed. Susana Agustín Fernández. Hispanófila, vol. 168, May 2013, pp. 156-58.

Fellie, Maria C. Review of Imágenes, poéticas y voces en la literatura argentina: fundación e itinerarios, ed. Susana Cella. MIFLC Review, vol. 15, Fall 2009-11, pp. 267-272.


Ph.D. in Spanish - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

M.A. in Spanish - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

B.A. in English & Spanish - Boston University