Bloomsbury Academic Book Series

Cognition, Poetics, and the Arts fosters high-quality interdisciplinary research at the intersection of the cognitive sciences and the arts. Its focus both acknowledges and reacts to the increasing correlation of interdisciplinary research in cognitive science and the humanities, especially in regard to the particular relation and interdependence between creative art and cognitive competence.

The series focuses on four related major objectives:

  • to expand the development of theories and methodologies that integrate research in relevant cognitive science and humanities disciplines to further our understanding of the production and reception of the arts as one of the most central and complex operations of the human mind;
  • to encourage exemplary applications of these theories and methods to both established traditions and emerging practices in artistic creation and expression and the various modes of cognitive engagement they entail;
  • to investigate the various ways models of the mind and models of artistic creation and reception have been developed and revised in relation to each other throughout history and in different cultures and contexts;
  • to develop theoretical and methodological understanding of how the arts illuminate and contribute to the cognitive sciences.

In acknowledging that the field has a strong international dynamic, the series addresses and invites global communities and audiences of scholars.

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Proposals should be sent to the series editor Margaret H. Freeman at

Series Editors
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alexander Bergs, M.A.
Professor and Chair of English Language and Linguistics
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik (IfAA)
Fachbereich 7 -Universität Osnabrück
Neuer Graben 40
D-49069 Osnabrück

Prof. Margaret H. Freeman, Ph.D
Emerita Los Angeles Valley College
Co-Director Myrifield Institute for Cognition and the Arts
23 Avery Brook Road
P. O. Box 132
Heath, MA 01346-0132

Prof. Dr. Peter Schneck
Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft / 
Chair of American Studies
Universität Osnabrück
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Neuer Graben 40
49074 Osnabrück