ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SHAKESPEARE,
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.
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