Call for Papers: International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation

International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation is partnering with Guelph University and the Guelph Jazz Festival, to produce the Guelph Jazz Festival Colloquium 2016 under the title of “Improvise Here! Profiles in Practice”. This event will span the festival’s full five days, from September 18th to 22nd, 2016. Paper presentations can run the gambit from musicological studies to the use of improvisation in business or law. The call for papers includes the following:

It will take the form of an Expo by showcasing examples of practice-based research projects, and seek to encourage a rethinking of the places where we conventionally look for knowledge.

Research on improvisation as a social practice is necessarily “practice based”; it manifests as research in performance, community outreach, social policy, pedagogy, therapeutic modes, technology, and other forms of embodied agency.

The deadline for submission is April 30th, 2016, and must include a 500 word proposal and 250 word biography, emailed to jazzcoll@uoguelph.ca . You can read more about the colloquium and festival here.

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