“Walden at 150,” Smithsonian Magazine, Aug 2004

“Emerson and the Perennial Philosophy” forthcoming

“Emerson’s Walden” in Nineteenth Century Prose Vol 30, nos1/2 Spring/Fall 2003, repr. in Ralph Waldo Emerson, Bicentenary Appraisals, ed Barry Tharaud, Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, (2006)

“Remembering Burton Feldman” Denver Quarterly vol 37 no 4 2003 pp. 119-120

“The Perils of Biography” in Lives Out of Letters, ed Robert D. Habich, Madison NJ Fairleigh Dickinson Univ press, 2004

“On Beauty” in Ideas, vol.8, no1, 2001 pub by National Humanities Center.

“Schleiermacher and Transcendentalism,” in Mass Historical Society volume Transient and Permanent, 1999. A shorter version appears in The New England Transcendentalists, a CD-ROM put out by Bride Media, 1997.

“Henry Thoreau,” entry in Oxford Companion to United States History, 2001.

“Liberal Platonism and Transcendentalism: Shaftesbury, Schleiermacher, Emerson,” in Symbiosis, vol 1 no 1, 1997, pp.1-20.

“Emerson as Editor,” in Emersonian Circles: Essays in Honor of Joel Myerson, ed. Mott and Burkholder, Univ. of Rochester Press, 1997.

“Read Only to Start Your Own Team: Emerson on Creative Reading” Yale Review, vol 83, no 1, Jan 1995, pp. 84-91.

“Emerson on Nature,” Chapter for Cambridge Companion to Ralph Waldo Emerson, ed. Joel Porte and Saundra Morris. 1999, Cambridge Univ. Press.

“Thoreau and Concord,” Chapter for Cambridge Companion to Henry Thoreau, ed. Joel Myerson, Camb. Univ. Press, 1995. Pp. 12-24.

“Thoreau,” entry for Biographical Dictionary of Transcendentalism, ed. Wesley Mott, Greenwood Press 1996.

“Agriculture,” and “Virgil,” entries in Encyclopedia of Transcendentalism, ed. Wesley Mott, Greenwood press, 1996.

“The Stalk of the Lotus: Concord’s most Famous Friendship,” in The Concord Saunterer, New Series, vol 1, no 1 Fall, 1993.

“Thoreau’s Broken Task,” intro to Faith in a Seed, H.D. Thoreau, ed. Brad Dean, Island Press, Shearwater Books, 1993.

“The Hawk in the City,” intro to Sierra Club Calendar for 1993.

“Thoreau and the Thoreau Tradition,” Northern Lights, vol. 6 no 3 Fall, 1990.

“Mphahlele in Denver,” in Footprints along the Way, ed Peter Thuynsma, Skotaville, South Africa, 1989. Festschrift for Es’kia Mphahlele.

“A Life of the Mind,” in The World, Jan-Feb 1989.

Entries on Henry Thoreau, Lydia Child and Joel Barlow for forthcoming Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. Steven Serafin, to be pub. by Continuum.

“Emerson’s Sicily: History and Origins,” ch. for projected book Four in Sicily, Univ of California Press. Also pub in Emerson Society Quarterly, vol 34, 1988, pp. 23-36.

“Thoreau and Science,” ch. for book on Science and American Literature, Univ. of Kentucky Press, 1992, ed. R Skolnick. Also printed in Synthesis, Wesleyan Univ. Vol. 4, no 1, 1989-1990.

“The Social Imperatives of American Transcendentalism,” in Bordercrossings, ed. Ding Zuxin, Liaoning Univ. Press, PRC Jan 1987. Also printed in Religious Humanism vol. 22 no 2 Spring 1988.

“The Appeal of Biography,” The Bloomsbury Review, vol 7, no 1 Jan-Feb 1987.

“The Social Ethics of Walden,” essay for Critical Essays on Walden, ed Joel Myerson, 1988.

“Myth and Biblical Criticism, 1800-1985,” article for Dictionary of Biblical Interpretation, ed John H. Hayes, Abingdon Press, 1999

“The Literary Criticism of R.W. Emerson,” entry for American Literary Critics vol. of Dictionary of Literary Biography, ed. John Rathbun, B.C. Research, 1987.

“Emerson’s Italian Journey,” Browning Institute Studies, vol 12, 1984

“Hannah Adams, ” entry in American Writers before 1800, Greenwood Press, 1984.

“Thomas Jefferson,” entry for 18th century vol. of Dictionary of Literary Biography, ed. Emory Elliot, B.C. Research, 1984, pp. 136-149.

“Emerson on History,” in Emerson, Prospect and Retrospect, ed. Joel Porte, Harvard Studies in English, vol. 10. Harvard Univ. Press, 1982, pp. 49-64.

“A Perfect Piece of Stoicism,” Thoreau Society Bulletin, Fall 1980, pp. 1-5.

“Myth and Fairy Tale in Hawthorne’s Stories for Children,” Journal of American Culture, Summer, 1979, pp. 341-346.

Margaret Fuller and Myth,” Prospects, 1978, ed Jack Salzman, pub. Burt Franklin, 1978 pp. 169-184.

“The Enlightenment View of Myth and Joel Barlow, ” Early American Literature, vol. 13, Spring, 1978, pp. 34-44.

“Fellini’s Satyricon,” Denver Quarterly, vol. 6, no 1, Spring, 1971, pp. 59-71.

“Emerson, Adams, and Marshall McLuhan,” Western Humanities Review, Vol. 22, no 3 1968, pp. 235-242.

“Time is Today: Heinrich Boll’s View of the Past,” Denver Quarterly, vol. 2, no 4.

“The Puritan Poetry of Anne Bradstreet,” Texas Studies in Literature and Language, vol. 9 no 3, 1967. Reprinted in S. Bercovitch, The American Puritan Imagination, Cambridge University Press, 1974. Reprinted in Critical Essays on Anne Bradstreet, G.K. Hall, 1983. Reprinted in Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800, ed J.E. Person Jr. Gale Research, 1986. Reprinted in part in Authors Biographies and Literature Criticism, CD-ROM DISCovering Authors, Gale Research, 1992. Reprinted in Poetry Criticism, ed. Drew Galinski, Gale Research, 1994.

“Miss Lonelyhearts, University Review, Vol. 33, no 2, 1966, pp. 151-157.

“Visual Literacy,” Denver Quarterly, vol.1, no 2, 1966, pp 24-36.