- AB, Bryn Mawr College
- MA, PhD, University of Chicago
Amy Hollywood came to HDS in 2005. 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 Acute Melancholia and Other Essays (Columbia University Press, 2016).
She is also the co-editor, with Patricia Beckman, of The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism (2012) and, with Eleanor Craig, Niklaus Largier, and Kris Trujillo, of a special issue of Representations, "The Poetics of Prayer and Devotion to Literature" (2021). Devotion: Three Inquires on Religion, Literature, and Political Imagination,” co-authored with Constance Furey and Sarah Hammerschlag, will appear in December 2021. She has a number of other projects in the overlapping fields of philosophy of religion, religion and literature, and feminist and gender studies in progress.
- "Rereading Clarissa, March 28, 2021” (The Rambling, 2021)
- "William James, Phenomenology, and the Embodiment of Religious Experience” (The Immanent Frame, October 2020)
- “Memento Mori” (The Immanent Frame, October 2017)
- Acute Melancholia and Other Essays: Mysticism, History, and the Study of Religion (Columbia University Press, 2016)
- Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History (University of Chicago Press, 2002)
- The Soul as Virgin Wife: Mechthild of Magdeburg, Marguerite Porete, and Meister Eckhart (University of Notre Dame Press, 1995)
- "Enthusiasm and Critique": School of Criticism and Theory Lecture
- Review of Susan Howe's "That This," Harvard Divinity Bulletin
- 'Spiritual but Not Religious,' Harvard Divinity Bulletin
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