Cinema, Opera, Art:
The Passion of Werner Schroeter

A three-day international, interdisciplinary conference organized by Boston University, hosted by the Goethe-Institut Boston

The Goethe-Institut Boston 170 Beacon Street

Special Guest:

Stefan Drößler (Film Museum Munich)

Key Note Speaker:

Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin)

Conference Director:

Roy Grundmann

Conference Manager:

Colin Root (colin.root@gmail.com)

Schedule:

Thursday, September 27:

  • 6:30pm: Conference Welcome
    • Detlef Gericke-Schoenhagen, Director, Goethe-Institut Boston
    • Thomas Fiedler, Dean, BU College of Communication
    • Paul Schneider, Chair, BU Department of Film and Television
    • Roy Grundmann, Conference Director
  • 7:00pm: Special Presentation
    "Werner Schroeter: The First Films"
    • Stefan Drößler (Film Museum Munich)
  • 8:30pm: General Reception

Friday, September 28:

  • 10:00am:"'Leaping and Lingering:' Narrative Structure in Werner Schroeter's Willow Springs"
    • Christine N. Brinckmann (Professor Emeritus, University of Zurich)
  • 11:00am: "Werner Schroeter's Italian Journeys"
    • Gerd Gemünden (Dartmouth College)
  • 12:00pm: Lunch Break (Lunch provided for panelists only)
  • 1:30pm: "Firewater: Jelinek, Schroeter, and the God-Author of Malina"
    • Fatima Naqvi (Rutgers University)
  • 2:30pm: Screening Select Interviews with Werner Schroeter
  • 3:30pm: "The Last Film Noir: Border Crossings in Diese Nacht"
    • Edward Dimendberg (University of California, Irvine)
  • 4:30pm: Coffee Break
  • 5:00pm: Keynote Address
    "Filmic and Operatic Gestures in Schroeter's Films"
    • Gertrud Koch (Free University, Berlin)

Saturday, September 29:

  • 9:30am: "Byproducts of Love: Werner Schroeter's Ethos of Co-creation"
    • Roy Grundmann (Boston University)
  • 10:30am: "Life is very precious—even right now: Werner Schroeter's late style"
    • Michelle Langford (University of New South Wales, Sydney)
  • 11:30am: Short Break
  • 11:45am: Closing Roundtable
    • Chaired by Eric Rentschler (Harvard University)
    • John Gianvito (Emerson College)
    • Charles Warren (Boston University)
    • James Quandt (Toronto International Film Festival)
    • Ken Eisenstein (Mount Holyoke College)

Special Guest:

Stefan Drößler (Film Museum Munich)

Key Note Speaker:

Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin)

Participants:

  • Christine Noll Brinckmann (Prof. Emeritus, University of Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Edward Dimendberg (University of California, Irvine)
  • Ken Eisenstein (Mount Holyoke College)
  • Gerd Gemünden (Dartmouth College)
  • John Gianvito (Emerson College)
  • Roy Grundmann (Boston University)
  • Michelle Langford (The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
  • Fatima Naqvi (Rutgers University)
  • James Quandt (TIFF Cinematheque)
  • Eric Rentschler (Harvard University)
  • Charles Warren (Boston University and Harvard University)

Sponsors:

  • The Goethe-Institut Boston
  • The Boston University College of Communication
  • The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), New York
  • The Boston University Humanities Foundation
  • The Boston University Center for the Study of Europe
  • The Boston University Distinguished Professorship in the Core Curriculum