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.

  • William Donoghue

    WLP Department names new interim chair

    Associate Professor William Donoghue has taken the helm in the Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing, said Daniel Tobin, Interim Dean of the School of the Arts.

  • kim mclarin and terrance hayes

    National Book Award Winner is Ploughshares' Guest Editor

    2010 National Book Award Winner Terrance Hayes talks about editing the 2010 winter issue of Ploughshares, Emerson's award-winning literary journal.

  • Pamela Painter, and Frederick Reiken

    WLP Faculty Read from Their Latest Novels

    Three celebrated authors and Emerson faculty members read excerpts from their recently published books at the December 1 WLP Reading Series program.

  • Jeff Seglin

    Seglin Talks to Fox25 About Forgiveness

    Boston Fox25 Morning News Anchor Gene Lavanchy ’86 interviewed Emerson Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor Jeffrey Seglin on December 1 about forgiveness and letting go.

  • Joe Pierandozzi, Barbara Segal Rutberg ’68, and Natasha Mieszowski

    Scholarship Dinner Brings Students and Donors Together

    Graduate and undergraduate students mingled with alumni, family, and friends at the annual scholarship dinner hosted by Emerson President Jacqueline Liebergott on November 18.

  • Emerson seal

    Emerson Faculty Featured at Irish Journalism Conference

    Journalism Associate Professor Jerry Lanson, and Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor Jeffrey Seglin were two of just three academics invited to a workshop at the Irish Institute at Boston College.

  • Daniel Tobin

    Tobin's New Book of Poetry Lauded

    Daniel Tobin's book, Belated Heavens, features poetry on topics spanning from prehistory to modern Manhattan, and delves into themes of violence, destruction, endurance, and what it means to survive.

  • Roy Kamada

    Kamada Discusses His Book

    Assistant Professor Roy Kamada recently published the critical work Post-Colonial Romanticisms: Landscape and the Possibility of Inheritance.

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Steve YarbroughProfessor Steve Yarbrough has been elected to the Fellowship of Southern Writers, and, in addition, will receive the 2015 Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction this spring from the same organization.

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Jennifer CrystalCurrent MFA Jennifer Crystal recently signed a book deal with Belfort & Bastion for her memoir Et Voilà: One Traveler's Journey from Foreigner to Francophile. The publisher has a target launch date of Jan. 1.

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Thomas McBeeWLP alum and writer Thomas Page McBee's memoir Man Alive: A True Story of Violence, Forgiveness and Becoming a Man was named on Publisher's Weekly's "Best Books of 2014."

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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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