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CALL FOR PAPERS: Shift, Mix, Blur: Improvising Across Boundaries (Deadline: July 31, 2011)

The Improvisation, Community and Social Practice research initiative invites proposals for presentations at its fourth Vancouver colloquium, “Shift, Mix, Blur: Improvising Across Boundaries,” which will take place on October 20 to 22, 2011 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Please submit proposals of no more than 500 words — finished presentations and papers should conform to a 20-minute delivery — by July 31, 2011 to Dr. Kevin McNeilly, mcneilly@interchange.ubc.ca or to Dr. Julie Smith, juliedawnsmith@shaw.ca

Notification of acceptances will be given by August 15, 2011. Early submissions are welcome.

Please see the Call for Papers for information and details on proposal requirements.

Musical improvisation is a crucial model for political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action.

– Ajay Heble