The faculty, students, alumnae, alumni, and friends of Yale’s Slavic Department mourn the passing of Robert Louis Jackson, B. E. Bensinger Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Emeritus, and one of the five founders of our department. Professor Jackson was an internationally renowned scholar of the 19th and early 20th the Russian novel and short story, especially the works of Dostoevsky and Chekhov. He died on May 3, 2022 at the age of 98.
A public memorial service will be announced at a later date, and will be connected with the publication of Professor Jackson’s last book, “Essays on Anton P. Chekhov: Close Readings by Robert Louis Jackson,” forthcoming with Academic Studies Press.
Please see the Yale In Memoriam page and the obituary in The Provincetown Independent. Here is The Tribute to Professor Jackson based on the memories and comments of his students, collaborators, and colleagues.