"Tell Freedom I said Hello"

Issues in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

(with Christian Ludwig, Pädagogische Hochschule Karlsruhe)


This project examines the recent shift to the dystopian genre in young adult fiction. On January 22, 2016, a conference took place at the University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz.

The papers presented looked at the 'newest wave' of contemporary dystopian fiction from a literary, cultural, and didactic perspective, exploring the (new) patterns and motifs that have emerged in the genre.

Publication: Ludwig and Maruo-Schröder, Eds. "Tell Freedom I Said Hello": Issues in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction. Winter, 2018.



"Tell Freedom I said Hello" Poster

Student Poster Project

As part of the conference "'Tell Freedom I Said Hello': Issues in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction" (organized by Christian Ludwig (PH Karlsruhe) and Nicole Maruo-Schröder (University of Koblenz-Landau)), students from both universities presented their research projects in a poster session.

Students from the PH Karlsruhe had attended an undergraduate course on literary dystopias taught by Nadine Krüger whereas students from the University of Koblenz-Landau had attended a course on dystopian visions in film taught by Nicole Maruo-Schröder. As part of the course they were required to develope their own research project and argument with the aim of presenting it on a poster. During the conference's poster session, students also gave brief presentations, explaining their projects.

For more information see Nadine Krüger, Christian Ludwig, and Nicole Maruo-Schröder (forthcoming), "Students Exploring Dystopias in Fiction and Film: A Classroom Practice Report." Issues in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction. Eds. Ludwig and Maruo-Schröder. Heidelberg: Winter.


To see a showcase of the posters, please visit the link below:

 Student Posters



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