A paper by Jyoti Panjwani exploring this novel and Aldous Huxley's Island. The focal point of the analysis is to enumerate the critical positions the authors take in regards to eastern and western ideologies and the potential for postcolonial utopias.
A paper by Ana-Maria Petecila of the University of Bucharest examining how liminality is transformed into the centre and alterity into acceptance, by means of acculturation and deconstruction, in this novel and The Woman Warrior, by Maxine Hong Kingston.
An essay by Laura Fasick of Minnesota State University arguing that this poem is more nuanced than critics have realised. There is a comparitive analysis with Gilbert and Sullivan's Princess Ida, and several close readings.
An essay by Jamie McCulloch of Fairleigh Dickinson University looking at the literary devices Tesich employs in this novel to convey comedy and tradegy in his picaresque narrative and protagonist; McCulloch also discusses works by Martin Amis, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Richard Russo.
A paper by Sarah Rose Cole of Columbia University exploring this novel and Balzac's Lost Illusions. Amidst other arguments, it suggests "Pendennis forms a point of intersection between the British and French national traditions of the Bildungsroman".
A paper by Jonathan A. Glenn, a Professor of English at the University of Central Arkansas, discussing the supposed presence of Beowulf in Tolkien's narrative, through an analysis of the novel's structure and development of plot and character.
A paper by Jeremy Kidwell of Regent College challenging the assertion that The Lord of the Rings is merely escapist fiction by highlighting Tolkien's commentary on technological developments. Kidwell discusses the narrative of the Dwarves as analogous to the scientific enterprise.
An academic article by George R. Clay challenging the views E.M. Forster expresses in his Aspects of the Novel regarding the role of "flat characterization". Clay looks at the roles of several 'flat characters' in this novel, as well as Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Dickens's David Copperfield.
An essay by Suzanne Rintoul of Kwantlen Polytechnic University which scrutinizes Trollope's representation of disability by looking at the character of Madeline Neroni and the implications her portrayal has on the narrative.