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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    Snapshot of Class of 2015

    Recent grads share what's next...

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    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.


    Library releases JASPER academic journal

    Emerson’s Iwasaki Library recently published its first issue of JASPER: the Journal of Academic & Scholarly Prose & Emerson Research. 

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    53 students inducted into Gold Key Society

    Fifty-three students, along with faculty members Tulasi Srinivas, Aaron B. Daniels, and Mary Kovaleski Byrnes, were honored during the Gold Key Honor Society ceremony on April 27 at the Semel Theater.

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    Randolph speaking at Muse & Marketplace

    Ladette Randolph, editor-in-chief of Emerson literary magazine Ploughshares, is one of several presenters at the annual Muse and the Marketplace conference for writers at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, May 1–3.

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    Robin Roberts to give Commencement undergrad address

    Robin Roberts of ABC's Good Morning America will provide the undergraduate address at the 135th Emerson College Commencement on May 18. Pulitzer Prize-winning Emerson professor and author Megan Marshall will provide the graduate address. 

  • Chris Gillespie, Michael Bent, Wes Hauptman

    Bent and students talk comedy on WBUR

    Emerson students and Michael Bent, Writing, Literature and Publishing faculty, spoke about comedy training on WBUR

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    Bent '85 performs at White House Egg Roll

    Faculty member Mike Bent ’85, a stand-up comedian and magician, says performing at the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll never gets old—even though he’s done it for nearly a decade.