Workshop: Robert Walser with Walo Deuber

4/10/2008, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in B-4 Dwinelle Hall

Thursday, April 10th at 4:30pm: Film Screening and Workshop with the award-winning Swiss filmmaker Walo Deuber!

Prof. Deuber will screen and discuss his most recent film, “Er, der Hut, sitzt auf ihm, dem Kopf: Robert Walser Geschichten” – Ein Sehbuch (documentary-visual book). This innovative form of the “visual storybook” combines image and sound to present the viewer with a unique, new perspective on seven recently discovered love stories by Robert Walser. Created 50 years after the author’s death, this film proves that Walser’s work can still produce a profound impression on modern day audiences. Thanks to the voice of Bruno Ganz (The Downfall, Wings of Desire), the acting by Anja Margoni and Florian Rummel and the loyal adaptation by Walo Deuber the texts come to life like never before.

The focus of the workshop will be to discover new ways in which film can be employed as a medium for teaching literature, to understand the different aesthetic and technical conventions behind each medium, and to provide instructors with the necessary resources to guide their students to a sophisticated understanding of what film can do with literature.

Prof. Deuber has taught seminars in Europe and the United States and teaches scriptwriting and drama at the HGKL (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Luzern). After earning his doctorate from Zurich, Dr. Deuber worked as a journalist for various Swiss newspapers and was an editor for Limmat-Verlag. Select films by Walo Deuber include Spuren Verschwinden (Fading Traces, 1998) and Der schwarze Tanner (1984).

For further information or questions please contact Melissa Etzler