DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SHAKESPEARE,
BA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Ph.D. University of California
Amy Cook is Associate Professor in English and Theatre Arts and Graduate Director in the Department of Theatre Arts. She 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. She has or will have an essay in The Oxford Handbook of Dance and Theater (2015), The Oxford Handbook of 4e Cognition (forthcoming), and The Cambridge Companion of Shakespeare’s Language (forthcoming). She is currently writing Building Character: The Art and Science of Casting, a monograph.
She teaches Creative Process (Fall 2015), Text Analysis (Sp. 2016), Theatre in New York (Sp. 2016), and graduate and upper division seminars on Shakespeare and Cognitive Theory.
Prof. Cook was at Indiana University, Bloomington from 2008-2014 and before that she was a Mellon Fellow in dramaturgy, directing, and dramatic literature at Emory University in Atlanta.
For more information and to download selected publications, go to https://sbsuny.academia.edu/AmyCook.
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