Harold Fromm: Bibliography of Writings
The Nature of Being Human: From Environmentalism to
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.
ESSAYS AND REVIEWS OF SCIENCE, EVOLUTION, CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES:
“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.]
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,
“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 : 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
review of Edward Slingerland’s What Science Offers the Humanities, in Science,
“Pinker and Johnson on Human Nature,”
“Science Wars and Beyond,” Philosophy and Literature 2006,30: 580-89.
genes: Fit at thirty.” A review of Alan Grafen
and Mark Ridley, eds.: Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We
“Daniel Dennett and the Brick Wall of
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 ,
to Bacteria: Richard Dawkins’ Fabulous Bestiary,”
[“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.
New Darwinism in the Humanities, Part One: From Plato to Pinker,” Hudson Review 56 (Spring 2003): 89-99.
Part Two: “Back to Nature, Again,”
"My Science Wars,"
"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."
"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."
“Telling Stories About the Bartrams."(Review of The Natures of John and Wm. Bartram,
Thomas P. Slaughter)
"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.
Ecologizing: Circumference Without a Center."
"Aldo Leopold: Aesthetic 'Anthropocentrist'" ISLE [Interdisciplinary Studies
in Literature and Environment] 1 (Spring 1993).
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."
"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.
ESSAYS AND REVIEWS OF LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY, AND THE ARTS:
“Philip Glass, Maximalist?” Hudson Review, Summer 2015 (68:2): 309-17.
“Against Representation: Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Erotics of Art,” in
“Michael Phelps, Domenico Scarlatti, and Scott Ross,”
“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,"
"Andrew Ross, Democritus Junior, and the Curse of Postmodernism," Hudson Review 49 (Summer 1996): 323-330. (Overview of Ross's writings.)
"O, Paglia Mia!"
"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
"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?"
and Mishegaas: Robert Graves and Laura Riding,"
"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.
Worlds/Private Muses: Criticism, Professionalism, and the Audience for the
"Qu'est-ce que C'est qu'un Man of Letters?" (An essay-review of V.S.
Pritchett's A Man of Letters: Selected
"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.
Woolf and His Virgins."
"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.
as Religion." Chronicle of Higher
Education 14 (
and Kierkegaard: The Problem of Historical Christianity."
"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.
or Volksgeist ? (review of Alain Finkielkraut's
The Defeat of the Mind.)
Thinking" (review of Russell Jacoby's Dogmatic
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
“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
"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.
Toulmin's Postmodernism" (Review of Stephen Toulmin's Cosmopolis),
"One Type of Ambiguity," (Review of Frank Kermode's An Appetite for Poetry.) The American Scholar 59 (Autumn 1990): 622-25.
Not Power" (Review of The Letters of
Review of Quentin Bell's Bad
Storr: Redrawing the Circle of Illness and
Health" (Review of Storr's Solitude and Churchill's
"Too Few, Miss Mew." (A review of Penelope FitzGerald's Charlotte Mew and her Friends.) The American Scholar 57 (Summer 1988): 632-36.
Rapprochements." (A review of Gertrude Himmelfarb's
The New History and the Old.)
"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.
Blue, Ears of Tin." The New Republic
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.
Leopold: Aesthetic ‘Anthropocentrist’”
"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.