The Antioch College Board of Trustees is pleased to honor longtime editor of The Antioch Review and member of the Antioch College faculty Dr. Robert S. (Bob) Fogarty with the title Editor Emeritus for his venerable service and leadership. In 1980, Fogarty was named John Dewey Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and, in 2019, he received the J.D. Dawson Award, which recognizes significant contributions to Antioch College.
“There has been nothing ersatz about Bob Fogarty’s stewardship of The Antioch Review nor his robust intellectuality,” says President Emeritus Tom Manley. “He is a one-of-a-kind teacher, scholar and editor with a record of distinction that has stood the test of quality and originality for more than half a century. In my view, it is more than fitting that a publication he has animated and activated for so many years continue to acknowledge his indispensable contributions.”
Fogarty joined the Antioch College History faculty in 1968 and has served as Editor of The Antioch Review since 1977. Throughout the past 44 years, Forgarty has impacted several generations of Antiochians and accrued a distinguished record of excellence in teaching, writing, and service. He served as chair of the Antioch humanities department in 1973-74 and 1978-79.
Antioch Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Kevin McGruder notes, “Bob Fogarty has done a stellar job of maintaining the reputation of The Review as an important voice in the world of literature and contemporary ideas.”
The Review is one of the oldest continuously publishing literary magazines in the world in league with the most prestigious magazines in the country and is a regular finalist for Columbia School of Journalism’s National Magazine Award. Fogarty has built upon The Review’s legacy of quality and character, meeting a standard he describes as aesthetic: “The best words in the best order.” During his editorship, The Review has published award-winning authors such as T.C. Boyle, Raymond Carver, and Aimee Bender. It receives 4,000 stories, 1,500 essays, and “too many poems to count” each year.
Fogarty is author and editor of eight books, including Duty and Desire at Oneida (2000); “Literary Energy” in Editors on Fiction (1995); Special Love/Special Sex (1994), and All Things New: American Communes and Utopian Movements, 1860–1914. His articles and essays have been published in The Nation, Times Literary Supplement, Manoa, and Boulevard, among others.
He has taught and lectured across the country and around the world. He has been a Visiting Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford; the New York University Institute for the Humanities; the Newberry Library; and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Fogarty has also served as a consultant for the University of Waterloo and the National Endowment for the Arts, and as Director for the Dayton Peace Museum.
Among his awards and honors, Fogarty is the recipient of the PEN / American Center Nora Magid lifetime achievement award for magazine editing in 2003, the Fulbright Distinguished Roving Lectureship in Korea, the Martha K. Cooper award for editorial achievement, and is a four-time finalist for National Magazine Award sponsored by the Columbia School of Journalism. Fogarty received both his Masters and PhD from the University of Denver. He earned his bachelor of science degree from Fordham University
Tributes to Bob
The Antiochian community is invited to share reminiscences which will be compiled for Bob Fogarty. Send your submissions to email@example.com or Antioch College, Office of Communications, One Morgan Place, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. A selection will also be published in a future issue of The Antiochian (please indicate if you prefer for your submission to be private or if it may be shared publicly).