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.

  • M. Lee Pelton

    M. Lee Pelton named 12th President of Emerson College

    M. Lee Pelton, president of Willamette University and a former dean at Colgate University and Dartmouth College, will assume office July 1, 2011.

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    New Faculty Members Bring a Wealth of Experience to Emerson

    What do a Guggenheim fellow, a Kant philosopher, a former staff writer for the New York Times, the screenwriter for Gangs of New York, and a Frederick Douglass Doctoral Scholar have in common? They are all joining the Emerson faculty this fall.

  • Laura van den Berg

    Recent MFA graduate on short list for international award

    Laura van den Berg’s (MFA ’08) debut story collection, which she wrote while completing her MFA at Emerson, has been put on the short list for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award, reports the Boston Globe.

  • Jay Cocks

    Jay Cocks named Semel Chair in Screenwriting

    Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Jay Cocks, whose work includes Martin Scorsese’s The Last Temptation of Christ, The Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days, has been named Emerson’s Jane and Terry Semel Chair in Screenwriting for the Fall 2010 semester.

  • Daniel Tobin

    Daniel Tobin appointed Interim Dean of the School of the Arts

    The Emerson College Board of Trustees has approved President Liebergott’s appointment of Daniel Tobin to the position of Interim Dean of the School of the Arts. He will begin those duties on August 1, 2010.

  • Jeffrey Seglin

    Seglin weighs in on the Kirk controversy for the New York Times

    Jeffrey Seglin, Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor and author of the “Right Thing” ethics column for the New York Times syndicate, was interviewed by New York Times writer James Warren for an opinion piece on the lies that Illinois State Representative Mark Kirk has been caught telling on the campaign trail.

  • Frederick Reiken

    Frederick Reiken speaks to NPR about his latest book

    Frederick Reiken, associate professor in the Dept. of Writing, Literature and Publishing, was recently interviewed by NPR about his latest novel, Day for Night.

  • WLP students

    Emerson WLP students' work spotlighted

    Two students in Emerson's Writing,Literature and Publishing program were recently spotlighted by local and national media


WLP Associate Professor Jabari Asim explains how Emerson's program combines academic study with creative work.
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