Cinema, Opera, Art: The Passion of Werner Schroeter
September 27 - September 29, 2012
Scholars of film and the performing arts will gather September 27th - 29th to debate the work of German director Werner Schroeter who, by the time of his death in 2010, was considered one of the key creative forces in film, theater and opera in Europe. Co-sponsored by the Boston University College of Communication (COM), Cinema, Opera, Art: The Passion of Werner Schroeter, will bring together scholars from Germany, Austria, Australia, and the U.S. for an international, interdisciplinary conference. The conference will examine different facets of Schroeter's four decades-long career, including his late-60s and early-70s avant-garde films, his German and internationally-made art house features, his documentaries, and his passion for theater and opera.
Cinema, Opera, Art is free and open to the public and will be hosted at the Goethe-Institut, the German cultural center at 170 Beacon Street, Boston. The conference schedule is:
Sept. 27th: 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Sept. 28th: 9:00 AM – 6:30 PM
Sept. 29th: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
In addition to COM, sponsors include the Boston University Humanities Foundation, the Boston University Center for the Study of Europe, and the Boston University Distinguished Professorship in the Core Curriculum.
Speakers include: Stefan Dro?ßler (Film Museum Munich); Gertrud Koch (Freie Universität Berlin); Christine Noll Brinckmann (Prof. Emeritus, University of Zurich, Switzerland); Michelle Langford (The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia); Charles Warren (Boston University and Harvard University); Edward Dimendberg (University of California, Irvine); Ken Eisenstein (Mount Holyoke College); Eric Rentschler (Harvard University); Gerd Gemünden (Dartmouth College); Fatima Naqvi (Rutgers University); Roy Grundmann (Boston University); and John Gianvito (Emerson College).