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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, or to Dr. Julie Smith,

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