In memoriamPublished July 23, 2019
Richard A. Macksey, a celebrated longtime Johns Hopkins University professor, died Monday in the Baltimore area after an illness. He was 87. A legendary figure not only in his own fields of critical theory, comparative literature, and film studies but across all the humanities, Macksey possessed enormous intellectual capacity and a deeply insightful human nature. His affiliation with—and impact on—Johns Hopkins spanned six and a half decades.