Amy Cooper is a PhD candidate in the Department of English at Rutgers University whose work focuses on theories of the image in pre-modern aesthetics. By retracing the role of the image in the history of aesthetic formalism, her dissertation seeks to recover the sensory-cognitive foundations of early modern poetics. She has received summer research support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Rutgers TA/GA Professional Development Fund. From 2013 to 2016, she acted as co-organizer for the Rutgers Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium, and she is the recipient of the 2016 Catherine Musello Cantalupo Essay Prize in Literature and Religion.
Areas of Interest: Early modern literature, the art of memory, the history of science, historical phenomenology, skepticism, and aesthetics.