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.

  • 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.

  • Megan Marshall

    Speakers leave Class of 2015 with inspiration

    Good Morning America host Robin Roberts was the best-known person on stage at the 135th Emerson College Commencement Ceremony at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on May 18, but words of inspiration came from several other distinguished guests and students as the Class of 2015 bid farewell.

  • Pailthorpe

    Students design violence prevention games

    A First-Year Writing Program class focusing on game design—and taught by a member of the Emerson Engagement Lab—this spring created four games that teach fellow students how to intervene when witnessing power–based interpersonal violence, which includes sexual assault.