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PANEL: Law and Improvisation

Wendy Adams, Ruth Buchanan, Chris Tonelli

Published: 2009-06-19

VIDEO: Three panelists present on a variety of topics related to law and improvisation.VIDEO: Three panelists present on a variety of topics related to law and improvisation. Wendy Adams: "'I Made a Promise to a Lady’: Critical Legal Pluralism and the Normativity of Genre in Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Ruth Buchanan: "The Film as Event: Dead Man and the De-territorialization of the West.” Chris Tonelli: "Mimesis and Singularity: Thoughts on Imitation as Improvisation.” TEXT: An abstract for each presentation.

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Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.