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.

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    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.

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    Alumna in competitive MIT program

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

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    133rd Commencement about 'Emerson Strong'

    The 133rd Emerson College Commencement took on both celebratory and reflective tones on Mother’s Day, May 12, with keynote speakers Max Mutchnick ’87 and Debbie Allen.

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    Alumni film on Vimeo homepage

    A group of alumni filmmakers got a surprise when their low-budget film was on the homepage of the popular website Vimeo.

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    What drives youth violence?

    Boston-area youth experts explored why guns are still a prevalent part of life for juveniles in urban areas in an Emerson discussion on April 25.

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    Margarget Fuller biography gets wide attention

    Assistant Professor Megan Marshall recently released the new biography, Margaret Fuller: A New American Life, which received rave reviews in the New York Times and The New Yorker.

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    Fulbright winners announced

    A graduate student and alumnus have been chosen for the Fulbright U.S. Student Awards for 2013-14.

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    Asim will judge National Book Awards

    Associate Professor Jabari Asim has been named a judge for the 2013 National Book Awards.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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