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Miriam Gertzen M.A.

Lecturer / wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

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Regina-Pacis-Weg 5

53113 Bonn

Room 2.018

(and Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn, Room 3.087)

Phone: +49 (0)228-735724





PhD Project

Recovering the past to change the future: memory and power in young adult dystopian novel (working title) 

Advisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp



Winter Term 2017/18: Postcolonial Speculative Fiction (M.A. 1)

Summer Term 2017: The Postcolonial Bildungsroman (B.A. 1)

Winter Term 2016/17: South Asian Diasporic Literature (M.A. 1)

Summer Term 2016: From Caribbean Literature in Britain to British Caribbean Literature (B.A.1)

Winter Term 2015/16: The Postcolonial Bildungsroman (M.A. 1)

Summer Term 2015: Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures (B.A. 2)

Winter Term 2014/2015: Caribbean Voices in Post-War Britain (M.A. 1) 

Winter Term 2013/2014: Postcolonial Literatures and Cultures (B.A. 2); South Asian Diaspora Literature (M.A. 1).

Summer Term 2013: Ethnic Minority Literature and Film in Contemporary Britain" (B.A 1)


Research Interests

  • Postcolonial Studies and New English Literatures
  • Ethnic Minority Literature in Britain
  • Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • Dystopian, Utopian and Ecotopian Writing
  • Memory and Identity Studies
  • Genre Theory



"Space-situatedness and localised poverties in recent young adult dystopian novels" (Representing Poverty in the Anglophone Postcolonial World, Bonn, June 2015)

"The city at risk: spatial and social precarity in contemporary young adult dystopian novels" (Forum wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs, Dies Academicus, Bonn, December 2015)

"Precarious geographies, mobility and responsibility in the eco-dystopias of Julia Bertagna and Saci Lloyd" ("Tell Freedom I Said Hello": Issues in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Fiction, Symposium, University of Koblenz-Landau (Campus Koblenz), January 2016)