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AMY COOK

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SHAKESPEARE,
THEATRE HISTORY & COGNITIVE THEORY

 

BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ph.D. University of California

Amy Cook specializes in the intersection of cognitive science and theories of performance and early modern drama. She has published Shakespearean Neuroplay: Reinvigorating the Study of Dramatic Texts and Performance through Cognitive Science, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and essays in Theatre Journal, TDR, SubStance, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism and several edited volumes, including Bloom’s Modern Critical Interpretations, Affective Performance and Cognitive Science, and the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater and Shakespeare and Consciousness. She is currently co-editing a book for Methuen with Rhonda Blair called Languages, Bodies and Ecologies: Theatre, Performance and Cognition. She taught at Indiana University, Bloomington, from 2008-2014, where she was an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre, Drama, and Contemporary Dance and an adjunct professor in the Cultural Studies Program and the Cognitive Science Program. She was a Mellon Fellow at Emory University in Atlanta. She has directed and assistant directed in New York and San Diego.

Announcements:

 

210 Amlent Avenue
Karl Hinze
& Becky Goldberg

New Musical co-created by
SBU Musical Comp. alumnus
& SBU Theatre MFA alumna
to receive its first production:
New York
Musical Theatre Festival
July 9th @ 8pm
Visit the show's fb page
and
Buy Tickets
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Margarita Espada

honored to receive the 
Human Rights
Community Award

for the work of her company,
Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja,
as a tool for social change
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Steve Marsh

chosen to serve on the
Drama Desk Awards
nominating committee
2015 Drama Desk Awards

Nominations: April 23
Ceremony: May 31
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Izumi Ashizawa

Honored:
DCMetroTheaterArts’
Best of 2014
"Best Directors of a Play
in Professional Theatres"
See images of
Izumi's show Kwaiden
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Mallory Catlett

named as recipient of the
Foundation for
Contemporary Arts

2015 Grants to Artists
"Performance Art/Theatre"

Department of Theatre Arts • Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5450
Undergraduate Office: 631-632-7300 • Graduate Office: 631-632-7270 • Fax: 631-632-7261
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