From Book to Film – A workshop with Swiss filmmaker Walo Deuber
A two-day seminar, April 4 - 5, 2008
The University of Utah, Salt Lake City

The Dee Council at the University of Utah in cooperation with Pro 
Helvetia and the Swiss Embassy in San Francisco invites scholars, 
teachers, and advanced graduate students in Ph.D. programs at U.S. and 
Canadian universities to participate in a two-day seminar (held in 
English). The seminar will be conducted by Swiss filmmaker Dr. Walo 
Deuber (Der Schwarze Tanner, Fading Traces (documentary), Ricordare Anna 
(fiction)). Participants will learn the reflected use of film as a 
medium for teaching literature, come to understand the different 
aesthetic and technical conventions behind each medium, and be given the 
necessary resources to guide their students to a sophisticated 
understanding of what film can do with literature.

Dr. Deuber will screen and discuss his latest film Er, der Hut, sitzt 
auf ihm, dem Kopf – Robert Walser-Geschichten (documentary-visual book), 
a journey into a new, innovative form of visual story telling. Through 
image and sound, this visual book proves that the newly discovered love 
stories of the modernist author who died 50 years ago  still produce a 
profound impression on modern day audiences. Thanks to the voice of 
Bruno Ganz (The Downfall), the acting by Anja Margoni and Florian Rummel 
and the true-to-text direction by Walo Deuber, Walser's texts come to 
life like never before.

Dr. Deuber has taught seminars in Europe and the United States and 
teaches scriptwriting and drama at the HGKL (Hochschule für 
Gestaltung+Kunst Luzern).

The seminar is free and open to the scholarly community, but 
registration must be received by March 15, 2008. The University of Utah 
will provide 5 travel stipends in the amount of $ 200 each for 
qualifying graduate students from all languages. Informal requests 
should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Karin Baumgartner, Department of 
Languages and Literatures, University of Utah. E-mail: 
[log in to unmask] Registration by e-mail to Prof. Baumgartner. 

Dr. Karin Baumgartner
Assistant Professor German
University of Utah
Department of Languages and Literatures
LNCO 1328
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
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