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.

  • The Business of Publishing

    We recently caught up with Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor and Tribune Media syndicated Columnist Jeff Seglin to talk about the business side of publishing.

  • Megan Marshall's new biography reviewed in the New York Times

    Writing, Literature and Publishing Assistant Professor Megan Marshall’s new biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, received a rave review from the New York Times and New Yorker. 

  • National Book Award Winner is Ploughshares' Guest Editor

    2010 National Book Award Winner Terrance Hayes talks about editing the 2010 winter issue of Ploughshares, Emerson's award-winning literary journal.

  • Asim on controversial Fox Network interview with Reza Aslan

    Jabari Asim, associate professor of WLP weighs in on Fox's controversial interview with religious scholar Reza Aslan about his new book.

  • Tóibín talks about guest editorship of Ploughshares

    Irish writer and novelist Colm Tóibín visited campus April 7 to sign copies of his latest work, The Empty Family Stories. 

  • Highlights from Family Weekend 2013

    Parents got a slice of Emerson this past weekend, October 18-20, during the College’s annual Family Weekend. Families attended mini-college sessions, workshops, a Talent Showcase, and the President’s Breakfast.

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