AB, Bryn Mawr College
MA, PhD, University of Chicago
Amy Hollywood came to Harvard 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 forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism; the editor of the "Gender, Theory, and Religions" series for Columbia University Press; and on the editorial board for the University of Chicago Press's "Religion and Postmodernity" series. Professor Hollywood is currently exploring the two-fold conception of enthusiasm in Immanuel Kant as a lens through which Martin Heidegger's and Jacques Derrida's understanding of Christian mysticism might be productively re-imagined. This is part of a larger project on enthusiasm in modern philosophy, theology, and poetry.
Professor Hollywood is currently teaching.
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