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New Issue! "Lex Non Scripta, Ars Non Scripta: Law, Justice, and Improvisation"

Special Issue of Critical Studies in Improvisation / Etudes critiques en improvisation

Improvisation is an important art form and an artistic and cultural phenomenon – a manner of speaking, a way of being, and a realm of experience. For theorists, improvisation as a practice and as an idea raises questions not just about how law comes to describe, judge, and regulate improvisation, but also about the converse – how improvisation might describe, judge, and regulate the law. What can law tell us about improvisation? What can improvisation tell us about law? The 2010 Special Issue of Critical Studies in Improvisation / Etudes critiques en improvisation on "Lex Non Scripta, Ars Non Scripta: Law, Justice, and Improvisation" considers these and other culturally relevant questions exploring the relationship between law and improvisation in a wide range of contexts. This issue was expertly edited by guest editor Dr. Tina Piper, Assistant Professor at McGill University, and in-house editor Dr. Ellen Waterman, Director of Memorial University's School of Music. The issue can be accessed online here

There is a curious yet enormously fruitful duality in the way that improvisation plays on our expectations and perspectives.

– Tracey Nicholls