Harold Fromm: Bibliography of Writings







The Nature of Being Human: From Environmentalism to Consciousness, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009                                


The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology, coedited with Cheryll Glotfelty. Athens, GA & London:  University of Georgia Press, 1996.

(The Ecocriticism Reader  has also been published in a Japanese edition.)


Academic Capitalism and Literary Value. Athens, GA.: University of Georgia Press, 1991. 


Bernard Shaw and the Theater in the Nineties: A Study of Shaw's Dramatic Criti­cism. Lawrence, Kansas: University of Kansas Press, 1967.





“Ecocriticism at Twenty-five,” an overview of ecocriticism’s history, with commentary on several  recent ecocritical books. In a special 65th anniversary environmental issue of the Hudson Review.  Spring 2013 (66:1): 196-208.


How We became So Beautiful and Bright: Deep History and Evolutionary Anthropology, in Hudson Review, Spring 2012 (65:1): 19-35. Discusses Deep History: The Architecture of Past and Present, ed. by Andrew Shryock & Daniel Lord Smith; The Evolution of the Human Head, by Daniel E. Lieberman; and The Human Condition by Robert G. Bednarik.


Vegans vs. Evolution, in The Evolutionary Review, volume 3, 2012.[This is the revised and expanded version of the item just below.]


“Vegans and the Quest for Purity,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 4, 2010.  This piece, originally a reply to a philosophical op-ed in the NYT on veganism, was  transformed by gradual editings at the Chronicle that changed the point of view as well as the original title, “Vegans vs. Evolution.” Almost a vegetarian myself, I was critical of  the theory behind veganism rather than the practice, as the published article seemed to say. Vegans and the Quest for Purity,” Chronicle of Higher Education, July 4, 2010. This version triggered an interview with Kim Hill, Radio New Zealand, August 7, 2010:  http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player/2370437

Free as We Need to Be,” in Politics and Culture, 2010 Issue 1 (April 29th) 

Two Brains Better Than One: review of Human: The Science Behind What Makes Us Unique, by Michael Gazzaniga, in The Evolutionary Review, vol. 1 [2010]: 59-61. 

“Collecting Science,” review of Alan Sokal’s Beyond the Hoax: Science, Philosophy and Culture, with brief notice of The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing, edited by Richard Dawkins and  American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau, edited by Bill McKibben, in Hudson Review, Autumn 2008 (61:3): 573-9


Arguing for Embodied Consciousness,”  review of Edward Slingerland’s What Science Offers the Humanities, in Science, October 10, 2008 (322: 195-6)


Pinker and Johnson on Human Nature,” in Hudson Review, Spring 2008 (61:1): 220-6.


“Science Wars and Beyond,” Philosophy and Literature 2006,30: 580-89.


“Selfish genes: Fit at thirty.” A review of Alan Grafen and Mark Ridley, eds.:  Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 2006. Evolutionary Psychology 4: 287-289 .


“Daniel Dennett and the Brick Wall of Consciousness,” Hudson Review  59 (Spring 2006):161-8.


“Reading With Selection in Mind,” a review of The Literary Animal: Evolution and the Nature of Narrative, eds. Jonathan Gottschall and David Sloan Wilson. Northwestern University Press, 2006. in SCIENCE , Feb. 3, 2006. (Vol. 311, No. 5761): 612-23.


“Back to Bacteria: Richard Dawkins’ Fabulous Bestiary,” Hudson Review  58 (Autumn 2005): 519-27.


[“John Searle and His Ghosts”] Georgia Review 59 (Fall 2005): 716-20.


“Muses, Spooks, Neurons and the Rhetoric of ‘Freedom,’” New Literary History  36 (Spring 2005): 147-59.


“Overcoming the Oversoul: Emerson’s Evolutionary Existentialism,” Hudson Review  57 (Spring 2004): 71-95.


“The New Darwinism in the Humanities, Part One: From Plato to Pinker,” Hudson Review 56 (Spring 2003): 89-99. Part Two: “Back to Nature, Again,” Hudson Review  56 (Summer 2003)


"My Science Wars," Hudson Review  49 (Winter 1997): 599-609.


"Evolution, Aesthetics, Ecology: The Game Plan of Frederick Turner" (essay-review of Frederick Turner's Rebirth of Value), Virginia Quarterly Review  68 (Summer 1992): 596-604.





Review of Gary Nabhan’s  Why Some Like it Hot: Food, Genes, and Cultural Diversity in ISLE 13.1 (Winter 2006): 257-8.


“Full Stomach Wilderness and the Suburban Esthetic” in Holding Common Ground: The Individual and Public Lands in the American West, ed. Paul Lindholdt & Derrick Knowles, Eastern Washington UP, 2005.


“Ecocriticism’s Big Bang,” LOGOS (Summer 2004): http://www.logosjournal.com/fromm.htm


"A Crucifix for Dracula: Wendell Berry Meets Edward. O. Wilson." Hudson Review 53 (Winter 2001): 657-64.


"Coetzee's Postmodern Animals."  Hudson Review (Summer 2000):  336-44.


"The 'Environment is Us,'" (Review of: Steve Kroll-Smith & H. Hugh Floyd, Bodies In Protest: Environmental Illness and the Struggle Over Medical Knowledge, New York University Press, 1997; Marian R. Chertow & Daniel C. Esty, editors, Thinking Ecologically The Next Generation Of Environmental Policy, Yale, 1997; Peter C. van Wyck, Primitives In the Wilderness: Deep Ecology and the Missing Human Subject, State University of New York Press, 1997)  in electronic book review 8. (http://www.altx.com/ebr/ebr8/index.html)


Ecology and Ecstasy on Interstate 80." Hudson Review, (Spring 1998): 65-78.


“Telling Stories About the Bartrams."(Review of The Natures of John and Wm. Bartram,

by Thomas P. Slaughter) Hudson Review (Spring 1997): 154-158.


"The Rhetoric and Politics of Environmentalism." (Review of Green Culture, ed. Herndl & Brown; Voices in the Wilderness by Daniel G. Payne). College English (Dec., 1997): 946-950.


"Postmodern Ecologizing: Circumference Without a Center." (Review of Lawrence Buell's The Environmental Imagination) Hudson Review (Winter 1996): 691-99.


"Aldo Leopold: Aesthetic 'Anthropocentrist'" ISLE [Interdisciplinary Studies

in Literature and Environment] 1 (Spring 1993).


"Ecology and Ideology." Hudson Review 45 (Spring 1992): 23-36.


Review of Robert C. Paehlke's Environmentalism and the Future of Progressive Politics. Environmental Ethics 14 (Spring 1992): 81-5.


"Air and Being: The Psychedelics of Pollution." Massachusetts Review 24 (Autumn 1983): 660-68.                               


"From Transcendence to Obsolescence: A Route Map." Georgia Review 32 (Fall 1978): 543-52.  


"Life in a Vacuum Cleaner Bag." New York Times. Nov. 7, 1976, Section 4: 17.


"On Being Polluted." Yale Review 65 (Summer 1976): 614-29.






Philip Glass, Maximalist?” Hudson Review, Summer 2015 (68:2): 309-17.

Against Representation: Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Erotics of Art,” in Hudson Review, Summer 2010 (63:2): 277-86

“Michael Phelps, Domenico Scarlatti, and Scott Ross,”  Hudson Review 62 (Winter 2010): 631-8.


“J. S. Bach in the Twenty-first Century,” Hudson Review 60 (Winter 2008): 543-63.


“Toscanini, Then and Now” (review of The Letters of Arturo Toscanini, ed. Harvey Sachs). Hudson Review (Winter 2003) 663-70


"Wrestling With Heidegger," Hudson Review  51 (Winter 1999): 681-690.


"Andrew Ross, Democritus Junior, and the Curse of Postmodernism," Hudson Review 49 (Summer 1996): 323-330. (Overview of Ross's writings.)


"O, Paglia Mia!" Hudson Review  48 (Summer 1995): 308-16.


"Establishing a Way in a World of Conflicts," in Teaching the Conflicts: Gerald Graff, Curricular Reform, and the Culture Wars. Ed. William E. Cain.  67-77. New York & London: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1994.


"Scholarship As Opera: Foucault's Woodnotes Wilde," Hudson Review  46 (Autumn 1993): 513-25.


"Genius or Fudge? The Clouded Alembics of Magister Poe (review of Kenneth Silverman's Edgar A. Poe), Hudson Review  45 (Summer 1992): 301-09.


Reply to Michael Awkward's "Negotiations of Power," American Literary History 4 (Summer 1992): 365-6.


"Ford Madox Ford Unmuddled?" Hudson Review 44 (Winter 1992): 649-58.


"Myths and Mishegaas: Robert Graves and Laura Riding," Hudson Review  44 (Summer 1991): 189-202.


"Sylvia Plath, Hunger Artist," Hudson Review 43 (Summer 1990): 245-56.


"Holroyd/Strachey/Shaw: Art and Archives in Literary Biography," Hudson Review 52 (Summer 1989): 201-21.


"Cultural Power,"  (An essay-review of Lawrence Levine's Highbrow/Lowbrow: The Emergence of Cultural Hierarchy in America and Mark Crispin Miller's Boxed In: The Culture of TV.) Georgia Review 43 (Spring 1989): 179-88.


"Real Life, Literary Criticism, and the Perils of Bourgeoisification," New Literary History 20 (Autumn 1988): 49-64.


"Where are We Going, Walt Whitman?" (An essay-review of Paul Breslin's The Psycho-Political Muse: American Poetry Since the Fifties.) Poetry 152 (June 1988): 229-38.


"The Hegemony of 'Hegemony.'" (An essay-review of Jim Merod's The Political Responsibility of the Critic and Richard Ohmann's Politics of Letters.) Georgia Review 42 (Spring 1988): 183-93.


"If a Poem is Like a Picture, What's a History of Poetry Like?" (An essay-review of David Perkins' A History of Modern Poetry.) Poetry 151 (December 1987): 296- 310.


"Ethical, Rational, Political, Poetical: What the Essay is Doing Now." (An essay-review of Frederick Turner's Natural Classicism, Frederick Crews' Skeptical Engagements, and Joseph Brodsky's Less Than One.) Georgia Review 41 (Summer 1987): 426-36.


"The Lives and Deaths of Charlotte Brontë: A Case of Literary Politics." Hudson Review. 40 (Summer 1987): 233-50.                         


"Public Worlds/Private Muses: Criticism, Professionalism, and the Audience for the Arts." Massachusetts Review. 28 (Spring 1987): 13-29.


"Qu'est-ce que C'est qu'un Man of Letters?" (An essay-review of V.S. Pritchett's A Man of Letters: Selected Essays.) Hudson Review  39 (Winter 1987): 690-96.                       


"Literary Companions." (An essay-review of The Oxford Companion to English Literature, ed. Margaret Drabble.) The American Scholar 55 (Summer 1986): 410-418.                             

"The Hegemonic Form of Othering; or, The Academic's Burden." Critical Inquiry 13 (Autumn 1986): 197-200.     


"Leonard Woolf and His Virgins." Hudson Review 38 (Winter 1986): 551-69.                                                 


"Recycled Lives: Portraits of the Woolfs as Sitting Ducks." Virginia Quarterly Review 61 (Summer 1985): 396-417.           


"Between the Acts: The Demiurge Made Flesh." Southern Humanities Review 15 (Summer 1981): 209-17.                               


"Literary Professionalism's Pyrrhic Defense of Poesy." Centennial Review 25 (Fall 1981): 435-47.                      


"Virginia Woolf: Art and Sexuality." Virginia Quarterly Review 55 (Summer 1979): 441-59.                                      


"Sparrows and Scholars: Literary Criticism and the Sanctification of Data." Geor­gia Review 33 (Summer 1979): 255-76.         


"Vowing Academic Poverty," Chronicle of Higher Education 16 (June 19, 1978): 64.                                           


"Literature as Religion." Chronicle of Higher Education 14 (March 21, 1977): 40.                                          


"Emerson and Kierkegaard: The Problem of Historical Christianity." Massachusetts Review 9 (Autumn 1969): 741-52.                                                                                  


"To the Lighthouse: Music and Sympathy." English Miscellany 19 (1968): 181-95.                                              


"Spenserian Jazz and the Aphrodisiac of Virtue." English Miscellany 17 (1966): 49-68.                                    





“Eternity Now! Wayne Booth as Musical Amateur” (review of For the Love of It). Hudson Review (Spring 2000): 167-74.


"Peter Conrad: Modernist Rhetor" (review of  Modern Times, Modern Places). Hudson Review (Autumn 1999) 521-27.


What’s Happened to the Humanities?, ed. By Alvin Kernan. Academic Questions (Fall 1998): 86-9.


“David Gelernter, Aesthetic Misfit?” (review of Drawing Life by David Gelernter). Hudson Review (Summer 1998): 417-424.


“The Mindless Cunning of Dreams” (review of Seeing in the Dark by Bert O. States). Hudson Review (Autumn 1997): 515-518.


"Out of This World" (review of Petrushka and the Dancer: The Diaries of John Cowper Powys, 1929-1939, ed. Morine Krissdottir) The American Scholar 65 (Summer 1996): 475-77.


"Reason or Volksgeist ? (review of Alain Finkielkraut's The Defeat of the Mind.) Hudson Review  49(Spring 1996): 152-58.


"Cracked Thinking" (review of Russell Jacoby's Dogmatic Wisdom.) Hudson Review  47 (Winter 1995): 667-72.


Review of Assembling California by John McPhee. Western American Literature, XXIX, 1 (May 1994): 79-80.


Review of The Battleground of the Curriculum by W. B. Carnochan. English Literature in Transition 1880-1920, 37, 1 (1994): 548-552.


"Himmelfarb, Mill, and the Dodges of Liberty" (review of Gertrude Himmelfarb's Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society ) Hudson Review  47 (Autumn 1994): 503-11.


“Scholarship, Politics, and the MLA” (review of Introduction to Scholarship in Modern Languages and Literatures by Joseph Gibaldi) Hudson Review  46 (Spring 1993): 157-68.


"Aesthetic Subversions" (review of Wild Orchids and Trotsky, ed. Mark

 Edmunson, Hudson Review  46 (Summer 1993): 409-414.


"Deconstructing Literary History" (review of David Perkins' Is Literary History Possible?), Hudson Review  45 (Autumn 1992): 499-504.


"The Demons of Deconstruction" (review of David Lehman's Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man), Hudson Review  44 (Autumn 1991):485-90.


Review of George Steiner's Real Presences, Georgia Review  45 (Summer 1991): 398-403.


"Stephen Toulmin's Postmodernism" (Review of Stephen Toulmin's Cosmopolis), Hudson Review  43 (Winter 1991): 653-660.


"One Type of Ambiguity," (Review of Frank Kermode's An Appetite for Poetry.) The American Scholar  59 (Autumn 1990): 622-25.


"Service, Not Power" (Review of The Letters of Leonard Woolf.), Hudson Review  43 (Spring 1990): 170-75.


Review of Quentin Bell's Bad Art, Georgia Review  43 (Fall 1989): 611-15.


"Anthony Storr: Redrawing the Circle of Illness and Health" (Review of Storr's Solitude and Churchill's Black Dog.), Hudson Review  42 (Autumn 1989): 479-83.


"Too Few, Miss Mew." (A review of Penelope FitzGerald's Charlotte Mew and her Friends.) The American Scholar  57 (Summer 1988): 632-36.


"Nervous Rapprochements." (A review of Gertrude Himmelfarb's The New History and the Old.) Hudson Review  41 (Summer 1988): 377-83.


"Muscular Anti-Christianity." (A review of Noel Annan's Leslie Stephen: The Godless Victorian.) The Arnoldian  14 (Summer 1987): 47-51.


Review of Mark Goldman's The Reader's Art: Virginia Woolf as Literary Critic. Criticism  20 (Winter 1978): 92-4.


Review of The Story of Rock. Stereo Review  24 (June 1970): 103.


"Eyes of Blue, Ears of Tin." The New Republic 159 (July 20,1968): 40-1. 






Review of George Steiner’s Real Presences (from Georgia Review, Summer 1991) in Contemporary Literary Criticism, vol. 221, Thomson Gale 2006.


  “Oppositional Opposition,” from Academic Capitalism & Literary Value in Theory’s Empire: An Anthology of Dissent, eds Daphne Patai & Will H. Corral, Columbia UP, 2005.


“The Psychedelics of Pollution,” an edited version of “Air and Being: The Psychedelics of Pollution,” in Writing on Air, ed. David Rothenberg and Wandee  J. Pryor, MIT Press, 2003.     


“Aldo Leopold: Aesthetic ‘Anthropocentrist’” In The ISLE Reader. Athens, GA: The University of Georgia Press, 2003.                                                   


"The Hegemonic Form of Othering; or, The Academic's Burden." In "Race," Writing, and Difference. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1986.                            


"From Transcendence to Obsolescence: A Route Map." In The Norton Reader, sixth edition. W.W. Norton: N.Y., 1984. Also in The Ecocriticism Reader, 1996.                


Excerpts from Bernard Shaw and the Theater in the Nineties. In Twentieth Century Views of Major Barbara, ed. Rose Zimbardo. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1970.                   




Completion of Gloria G. Fromm's Windows on Modernism: Selected Letters of Dorothy Richardson, University of Georgia Press, 1995.