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.

  • Denis Leary

    Leary ’79 cover story, Improper Bostonian

    Actor, writer, and comedian Denis Leary is featured on the cover of Improper Bostonian. He talks about his new show; his time at Emerson; and his 88-year-old mother, who he credits as the funniest person he knows and from whom he gets his “smart-ass, brazen personality.”

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    Emerson included in Top 25 Film Schools list, Hollywood Reporter

    Emerson is inlcuded in Hollywood Reporter’s 2015 list of Top 25 Film Schools.

  • Megan Marshall

    WLP’s Marshall mentioned in Harvard Gazette

    Megan Marshall’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Margaret Fuller is cited in a story about the Houghton Library’s newly acquired Henry David Thoreau transcript, which explores his findings in the shipwreck that claimed Fuller’s life at the age of 40.

  • Cheryl Buchanan, MFA '15

    Attorney-student teaches writing at St. Francis House

    Cheryl Buchanan, MFA ’15, likely left the community around Emerson in a better place than when she first arrived. The attorney-turned-student launched a creative writing program at St. Francis House in Boston.

  • Jabari Asim

    Asim’s book reviewed, WBUR’s The Artery

    Only the Strong, a new novel written by Associate Professor of Writing, Literature and Publishing Jabari Asim, is reviewed on WBUR blog The Artery.

  • Weesner

    Former WLP prof. Ted Weesner dies at 79

    Author and former Writing, Literature and Publishing (WLP) Professor Ted Weesner died at Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire on June 25, according to his online obituary. He was 79.

  • Greta Spoering

    Violence Prevention advocate reflects on year

    Greta Spoering is excited to have finished her first academic year working at Emerson College, where she is one of two advocates with Emerson’s Violence Prevention and Response, a confidential resource on campus.  

  • Inclusive Excellence Fellowship

    Faculty diversity workshop attendance doubles

    The number of Emerson faculty members who participated in the annual inclusive pedagogy workshop, called the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows Program, increased significantly this year.