In Memoriam: Michael Holquist

August 5, 2016

Koerner fellow Michael Holquist, professor emeritus of comparative literature and former chair of the Department of Comparative Literature at Yale, died on June 26. Holquist received a doctorate from Yale in 1968 and taught in Slavic departments at Yale, University of Texas at Austin, and Indiana University. He is a past president of the Modern Language Association, and his publications include articles on a wide range of topics, including utopian fiction, detective stories, Lewis Carroll, and several Russian writers. Following the publication of first book, “Dostoevsky and the Novel,” Holquist devoted himself to the work of Russian philosopher and literary critic Mikhail Bakhtin and translated and edited four volumes, co-wrote with Katerina Clark the biography ”Mikhail Bakhtin,” and wrote “Dialogism: Bakhtin and his World.” In retirement, Holquist taught at universities in the greater New York City area, was a member of the Society of Senior Scholars at Columbia University, and was engaged in a study, which was funded by a grant from the Teagle Foundation in collaboration with Haskins Laboratory, devoted to emerging literacy in late adolescents.

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