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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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Listening itself, an improvisative act engaged in by everyone, announces a practice of active engagement with the world, where we sift, interpret, store and forget, in parallel with action and fundamentally articulated with it ("Mobilitas Animi" 113).

– George E. Lewis