Amy Hollywood

Amy Hollywood
Elizabeth H. Monrad Professor of Christian Studies

Contact information

ahollywood@hds.harvard.edu
Divinity 401
Charlene Higbe
617.495.4518

On leave

  • Academic year 2013-14

Education

  • AB, Bryn Mawr College
  • MA, PhD, University of Chicago

Profile

Amy Hollywood came to HDS in 2005 after teaching at Rhodes College, Dartmouth College, and the University of Chicago. She is the author of The Soul as Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite Porete, and Meister Eckhart (University of Notre Dame Press, 1995), which received the Otto Grundler Prize for the best book in medieval studies from the International Congress of Medieval Studies; Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History (University of Chicago Press, 2002); and, forthcoming from Columbia University Press, Acute Melancholia and Other Essays. She is also the co-editor, with Patricia Beckman, of The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism (2012). Professor Hollywood is currently exploring the place of the mystical, often redescribed as enthusiasm, within modern philosophy, theology, and poetry.

Current and future courses

Selected publications

  • Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History (University of Chicago Press, 2002) Publisher page
  • The Soul as Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite Porete, and Meister Eckhart (University of Notre Dame Press, 1995)

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