Richard A. Macksey, who was affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for more than sixty years, died on Monday at age 87. We salute this legendary member of the Hopkins community and are grateful for his long and consequential association with the Press. Along with warm friendships and countless kindnesses enjoyed by generations of our staff, Dick was a perennial member of our Faculty Editorial Board and co-editor of one of the most notable books ever published by the Press, The Structuralist Controversy. He also served as the Comparative Literature Editor for the journal MLN for many years. The journal published a tribute to Dick after his retirement in 2009, which is available on Project MUSE.
Read more about Dick Macksey's remarkable life and career on the JHU HUB, and read a remembrance by JHUP's editorial director Greg Britton on our blog.