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Richard A. Macksey

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Richard A. Macksey is Professor of Humanities and Co-founder and longtime Director of the Humanities Center at The Johns Hopkins University, where he has taught critical theory, comparative literature, and film studies. Professor Macksey was educated at Johns Hopkins, earning his B.A. in 1953 and his Ph.D. in 1957. He has taught at Johns Hopkins since 1958. He is the longtime Comparative Literature editor of MLN, published by Johns Hopkins University Press. He is a recipient of the Hopkins Distinguished Alumnus Award. Dr. Macksey also presides over one of the largest private libraries in Maryland, with over 70,000 books and manuscripts.
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