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.

  • Minami

    10 students visit Japan

    Ten students visited Tokyo International University and toured Japan this month, making good on a memorandum of understanding President Lee Pelton signed with the Japanese institution last year.

  • Asim

    Asim quoted on Paula Deen controversy

    Associate Professor Jabari Asim was quoted June 25 in the Chicago Tribune on the controversy surrounding celebrity chef Paula Deen.

  • Haines

    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.

  • faculty

    19 faculty in Inclusive Excellence fellowship

    Nineteen faculty members participated in the Inclusive Excellence Faculty Fellows program to develop methods to address issues of diversity that arise in educational settings.

  • emerson seal

    Haines gets Ragdale summer residency

    Lise Haines, senior writer-in-residence of Writing, Literature and Publishing, has been awarded a summer residency at Ragdale.

  • Marko

    2 awarded for Inclusive Excellence

    A faculty member and ArtsEmerson program director were honored with Inclusive Excellence Awards.

  • Spears

    Fellowship on diversity begins

    The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is holding a three-day program beginning May 20 to help faculty address diversity issues in the classroom.

  • Semel

    Alumna in competitive MIT program

    Beth Semel '10 has been accepted into a prestigious doctoral program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Pages


Ladette RandolphLadette Randolph's new memoir Leaving the Pink House was featured on Oprah.com as a suggested memoir. Randolph teaches in WLP and is Editor-in-Chief of Ploughshares literary magazine.

Read more »


Greg NicholsGreg Nichols (MFA '11) released his first book, Striking Gridiron, A Town's Pride and a Team's Shot at Glory During the Biggest Strike in American History. The book was named a Junior Library Guild Fall 2014 Selection.

Read more »


Marko TameraLecturer Tamera Marko's writing collective with Emerson maintenance workers from Latin America and undergraduates presented a bilingual presentation: "Proyecto Carrito II: When the Student Receives an 'A' and the Worker Gets Fired: Driving our Own Narrative" at the Conference on Rhetoric and Composition.

Read more »


Megan MarshallRecent MA in Publishing & Writing alumni collaborated to launch a new literary genre journal called Strangelet. Alumni include Executive Editor Casey Brown (MA ’13), Managing Editor Leah Thompson (MA ’12), Production Editor Franco Alvarado (MA ’13), and Creative Director Chandra Asar (MA ’12).

Read more »


Megan MarshallWLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.

Read more »


Michelle Bailat JonesMichelle Bailat-Jones (MFA '05) won the inaugral Christopher Doheny award for her novel Fog Island Mountains. The award recognizes a book-lenth work exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize and publication and promotion of the book.

Read more »