BOOKS PUBLISHED: Political Justice In A Republic: James Fenimore Cooper's America University of California Press, l972
ed., with George Dekker, James Fenimore Cooper: The Critical Heritage Routledge & Kegan Paul, l973
with Maxwell Bloomfield and Carl Smith, Law and American Literature, Alfred A.
Hawthorne, Melville and the American Character: A Looking-Glass Business,
Cambridge University Press, l984 (Spanish translation 1987)
The American Epic: Transforming A Genre, Cambridge University Press, l989
ed., James Fenimore Cooper, The Last of the Mohicans, Oxford University Press, 1990.
New England’s Crises and Cultural Memory, Cambridge University Press, 2004
SELECTED ARTICLES : "Great Expectations: The Beacon, The Gibbet and the Ship," DickensStudies Annual, 1972.
"'Drum Taps and Battle-Pieces'" AQ, 25 (l973), l8l-201.
"The Faces of Ethan Allen," NEQ, 49 (l976), 257-282.
"Fictions of Merry Mount," AQ, 29 (l977), 3-30.
"Progress Without Politics: A Tale of Two Cities," Clio, 7 (l977), 19-31
"Writing Literary History: The Limits of Nationalism," RALS, l3 (l983), 127-134.
"Poetry in the Early Republic," Columbia Literary History of theUnited States, Columbia University Press, l989, pp. 156-167.
"The Rationale for the American Romance," Boundary II, 17 (1990), 71-82.
"Lexington, Concord and the 'Hinge of the Future,'" ALH, 6 (Spring, 1993), 1-29.
"The Epic in the Nineteenth Century," Columbia History of AmericanPoetry, Columbia University Press, 1993, pp. 33-63.
"Indian John and the Northern Tawnies," New England Quarterly, 69 (1996), 580-604, Reprinted in New England Encounters, ed. Alden T. Vaughan (Northeastern University Press, 1999.
“Puritanism: The Sense of an Unending,” Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. Parini, Oxford University Press, 2004, III, 434-445.
“Doubling the Last Survivor: Tracks and American Narratives of Lost Wilderness” in
Approaches to the Teaching of Louise Erdrich, (New York: Modern Language
Association, 2004), pp. 158-169
BOOK REVIEWS: AL, EAL (3), JAH, JEGP, MP, NCF, NCL (4), NEQ, RALS, SAF
PAPERS DELIVERED: ASA, MLA (5), ALA (4), MMM, NEMLA,
Baltimore Museum of Art, Hawthorne Society, Melville Society, The Cooper Conference (2)
FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, 1962-1963