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.

  • 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.

  • Jabari Asim

    Asim comments on Obama 'N-word' use

    Associate Professor Jabari Asim, who is editor-in-chief of the NAACP’s magazine, Crisis, commented for CNN and the Wall Street Journal on President Barack Obama’s use of the “N-word” racial slur during a discussion on race with podcaster Marc Maron this week.

  • Comedy students

    Comedy major launches at Emerson

    Starting this fall 2015, prospective students can apply to Emerson’s newly announced major in comedy—the first specialized Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Comedic Arts. 

  • Danielle Legros Georges

    Legros Georges '86 featured in Boston Globe

    Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges talks to the Boston Globe about moving to Mattapan from Haiti as a young girl and how she was exposed to the arts at an early age through the Haitian community in Boston as well as her own family.

  • Capital Building

    Washington Center gives Emerson top honor

    Emerson College has been named 2015 Private University of the Year by The Washington Center for its ongoing commitment to providing educational opportunities for students in the nation’s capital.

  • Megan Marshall

    Marshall comments on pianist Evans for WSJ

    Megan Marshall, Charles Wesley Emerson Professor in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, appeared in the May 26 Wall Street Journal to offer a guest opinion on the work of pianist Bill Evans.

  • alumni weekend

    Alumni Weekend to celebrate milestones

    Nearly 600 Emerson College alumni, faculty members, leaders, and their friends and family are expected to attend this year’s annual Alumni Weekend, held May 29 – 31 on the Boston campus.

  • Current Emerson Publishing Students network with Alumni at the New England Book Show: Rosie Gutmann (MA '16), Gabrelle Roman (MA '16) and Matt Jackson  (MA '15) talk with Casey Brown (MA '12). Photo by David Sterling.

    WLP well-represented at New England Book Show

    Writing, Literature and Publishing students and MA Publishing & Writing and MFA Creative Writing alumni were a large part of the 58th Annual New England Book Show that took place on May 5 at Symphony Hall in Boston.