Papers, Publications, Conferences

Recent Publications


2018 (ed. with Astrid Böger), Envisioning Justice: Mediating the Question of Rights in American Visual Culture. Special Issue EJAS. 13.4 (Winter)
2018 "Justice Has a Bad Side": Figurations of Law and Justice in 21st-Century Superhero Movies. EJAS 13.4 (Winter): 1-23.
2018 (ed. with Christian Ludwig), "Tell Freedom I Said Hello": Issues in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction. Heidelberg: Winter. (Series a&e Vol. 88).
2018 "Technological Progress, Adult Power, and Teenage Bodies in 21st-Century Dystopias." '"Tell Freedom I said Hello": Issues in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction. Heidelberg: Winter, 47-72.
2018 "Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women." Handbook of the American Novel of the Nineteenth Century. Ed. Christine Gerhardt. Berlin/ Boston: De Gruyter, 385-403.
2018 "Framing War: Teaching (with) the Graphic Novel The Photographer." Anglistik 29.1: 87-101.
2016 "A(t) Home on the Frontier: Place, Narrative, and Material Culture in Caroline Kirkland and Eliza Farnham," ZAA 64.1: 43-59.
2016 (ed. with Laura Bieger), Space, Place, and Narrative. Special Issue ZAA. 64.1 (Spring)
2015 "'From the tomb of slavery, to the heaven of freedom': Raum, race und gender in afroamerikanischen Sklavenerzählungen." Intersektionalität und Forschungspraxis: Wechselseitige Herausforderungen. Eds. Mechthild Bereswill, Folgert Degenring, and Sabine Stange. Münster, Westfälisches Dampfboot, 115-133.
2014 (ed., with Christoph Ribbat), Literature and Consumption in Nineteenth-Century America. Heidelberg: Winter. (Series: a&e Vol. 82).
2014 (ed. with Eric Erbacher and Florian Sedlmeier), Rereading the Machine in the Garden: Nature and Technology in American Culture. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag. (Series: Nordamerikastudien Vol. 34)
2014 "A 'Dish Offered to the Public': The Business of Gender and Class in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The House of the Seven Gables." Literature and Consumption in Nineteenth-Century America. Eds. Nicole Maruo-Schröder and Christoph Ribbat. Heidelberg: Winter, 49-70.
2014 "'It's theoretically possible': Disaster and Risk in Contemporary Film," The Anticipation of Catastrophe: Environmental Risk in North American Literature and Culture. Eds. Sylvia Mayer and Alexa Weik von Mossner. Heidelberg: Winter, 177-196. (Series: Amerikastudien Vol. 247)
2014 "'It's not for me to smile at their tyranny': Democracy and Dialogue in Charles Brockden Brown's Alcuin," Imaginary Dialogues in American Literature and Philosophy: Beyond the Mainstream. Eds. Till Kinzel and Jarmila Mildorf. Heidelberg: Winter, 67-89. (Series: Germanisch-Romanische Monatsschrift Vol. 62)
2014 with Elisabeth Schäfer-Wünsche, "Gender - Race - Kultur in den U.S.A.: Grenzen und Vernetzungen," Transkulturelle Genderforschung. Ein Studienbuch zum Verhältnis von Kultur und Geschlecht. 2nd Ed. Eds. Michiko Mae and Britta Saal. Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 101-127. (slightly revised version of the 2007 article)


    List of Publications


      Selected Talks


      Bodies and Identities in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

      guest lecture, lecture series "Lecture Series "Reading in the Classroom, Learning for the World," University of Würzburg, May 20, 2019, 4-6 pm


      "Oh! such a supper!": Tischszenen in der amerikanischen Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts


      "I breathe free…": (De)Civilized Bodies on the Frontier

      International Conference "Traveling Bodies," Universität Koblenz-Landau


      "'Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Way': Ausnahmezustände im zeitgenössischen Superheldenfilm.“

      Kulturwissenschaftliches Kolloquium zum Thema „Ausnahmezustand“


      Buying and Selling (Self-) Culture in Thoreau'sWalden

      Invited Talk, University of Münster, Lecture series for the 200th anniversary of Henry David Thoreau


      "It doesn't matter what type of animal you are": Equality, Empowerment, and Emancipation in Disney's Zootopia

      Lecture for the Schnuppervorlesung Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz (together with Dr. Sarah Schäfer-Althaus)


      Visualität und Materielle Kultur(en) in Frank J. Webbs The Garies and Their Friends

      Talk given at the workshop "Das Material der Kulturwissenschaften," University of Zurich



      “Nineteenth-Century Material Culture, Domesticity, and the Question of Race: Frank J. Webb’s The Garies and Their Friends

      Talk given at the GAPS annual conference "The Postcolonial and the Material," University of Augsburg


      "What It Means to Be Human and Free: Aspects of the Body in 21st Century Dystopias for Young Adults"

      Talk given at the conference "'Tell Freedom I Said Hello': Issus in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction," Universität Koblenz-Landau


      "Reel Gender Matters: Princes and Heroines (and Monsters) in Contemporary Animation Movies"

      Lecture for the Schnuppervorlesung Universität Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz


      "Furnishing the Nation: Literarische Dingwelten in den USA des frühen 19. Jahrhunderts - Überlegungen zum Begriff des Materials bei literarischen Dingen",

      Talk given in the workshop "Materielle Kulturen," 1st annual conference of the Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, Leuphana Universität


      "'I guess they'll do better for kindlin's than anything else': Japanned Tables, Circassian Dresses, and the Hand of Refined Taste in Caroline Kirkland's A New Home,"

      Guest lecture, Department of English, Illinois State University, Normal, Il., USA


      "Risk, Sacrifice, and Disaster Narrative in American Film,"

      Invited talk for the conference "The Shaping Power of Risk: Literature – Culture – Environment," Universität Bayreuth


      "The Business of Nature and the Nature of Business: The Portrayal of Consumption in Thoreau's Walden"

      Talk given at the international conference "Reading Nature," Universität Madrid, Spanien


      "'The End is Just the Beginning': National Identity, (Trans-) Nationalism and Global Catastrophes in Recent Hollywood Movies"

      Talk given in the workshop "Mega-Events and Global Popular Culture," 58th annual conference of the DGfA (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Amerikastudien) "Trans­national American Studies," Universität Regensburg


      "'When Idleness was the Most Attractive and Productive Industry': Buying and Selling Culture in Thoreau's Walden

      Talk given at the 2nd Paderborn-Siegen English and American Studies Colloquium


        List of Talks, Workshops & Conferences



          Conference Organization

            Sektionentagung der Kulturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft

            University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, September 23-25, 2019

            co-organization with Michael Klemm and Wolf-Andreas Liebert


            International Conference "Traveling Bodies"

            University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, July 5-6, 2018

            co-organization with Sarah Schäfer-Althaus and Uta Schaffers, University of Koblenz-Landau


            Symposium "Auf-Sammeln und Ver-Werten"
            (Workshop of the Division "Material Cultures," Kulturwissenschaftliche Gesellschaft)

            University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, July 14-15, 2017

            co-organization with Melanie Hackenfort und Marion Steinicke, University of Koblenz-Landau


            "Tell Freedom I said Hello": Issues in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

            University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, January 22, 2016

            co-organized with Christian Ludwig, University of Karlsruhe

            For the conference flyer, please click here.


            Buying America: Literature and Consumption in the 19th Century

            University of Paderborn, 12-13 June 2012

            co-organized with Christoph Ribbat


            Reading the Everyday

            University of Paderborn, 3-4 July 2009

            co-organized with Miriam Strube


            Amerika und Europa im Dialog: Philosophieren über Literatur und Kunst

            University of Duesseldorf, 21-22 Mai 2004

            co-organized with Astrid Böger and Georg Schiller


            Nicole Maruo-Schröder, Christoph Ribbat: Literature and Consumption in Nineteenth-Century America

            Eric Erbacher, Nicole Maruo-Schröder, Florian Sedlmeier: Rereading the Machine in the Garden

            Astrid Böger, Georg Schiller und Nicole Schröder: Dialoge zwischen Amerika und Europa

            Nicole Schröder und Herwig Friedl: Grenz-Gänge

            Nicole Schröder: Spaces and Places in Motion

            Nicole Schröder: Kulturelle Selbstentwürfe in zeitgenössicher indianischer Literatur