Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing

Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing News

The latest faculty, staff, and student news in the Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing. For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

  • Highly festive Move-In Day at Emerson

    Beyoncé is blaring and college students are dressed in tutus, leis, mouse ears, bullhorns, and suspenders as far as the eye can see. It can mean only one thing: Move-In Day at Emerson College is here.

  • Marshall discusses Pulitzer win

    Doors continue to open for author Megan Marshall, the associate professor in the Writing, Literature, and Publishing Department who won a Pulitzer Prize in April for Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, including a new fellowship and serving on the American Heritage Dictionary review board.

  • Denizet-Lewis' article becoming film

    Assistant Professor Benoit Denizet-Lewis's 2011 New York Times Magazine article, “My Ex-Gay Friend,” is becoming a movie starring James Franco. Gus van Sant, director of Good Will Hunting and Milk, is producing the film. 

  • Creative writing alum gets coveted fellowship

    Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, MFA '10, recently won a $25,000 fellowship grant for creative writing through the National Endowment for the Arts.

  • Gregory tells grads to learn resilience

    More than 1,000 degrees were conferred at Emerson’s 132nd Commencement exercises, held May 15 at the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston.

  • Shippy poem becomes Vimeo success

    A poem by faculty member Peter Shippy was made into an animated spoken word video with more than 111,000 hits on Vimeo.

  • E. Yarbrough work selected for Best American Essays

    An essay previously published in the Emerson–based literary magazine Ploughshares has been chosen for publication in Best American Essays 2012.

  • Lending Their Voices, Honing Their Skills

    In a new program established by the Office of Communications and Marketing, Emerson students are writing press releases, covering news stories, producing videos, designing publications, and creating social media campaigns.

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WLP Associate Professor Jabari Asim explains how Emerson's program combines academic study with creative work.
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