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.

  • Haines, of WLP, in Chicago Tribune story

    The Chicago Tribune has prominently featured Senior Writer-In-Residence Lise Haines in an article about Ragdale, a nonprofit artists' community where she will hold a summer residency.

  • Walker gets PEN Award

    Jerald Walker, associate professor in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing, was awarded the L.L. Winship/PEN New England Award on March 27. 

  • Yoshikawa in 'Best American Essays'

    Associate Professor Mako Yoshikawa, of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, has an essay in Best American Essays 2013.

  • Writer Junot Diaz visits campus

    Junot Díaz delivered a guest lecture, read two of his short stories, held a Q & A with students, and then did a book signing of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao while he was on Emerson College's campus during Latin American Heritage Month. More than 100 students attended the event.

  • Magazine 'speed published' in 48 hours

    48 Review, the first literary journal published by Emerson’s Graduate Students for Publishing, has been released after the participating students conducted an experiment in “speed publishing.”

  • Marshall’s book tops lists

    New York Times literary critic Dwight Garner lists Margaret Fuller: A New American Life among his 10 favorite books of 2013.

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