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.

  • Jabari Asim

    Asim quoted in

    Writing, Literature and Publishing Associate Professor Jabari Asim was quoted in a article about the NFL’s move to ban the use of the n-word on the field. 

  • Yarbrough

    Yarbrough in Fellowship of Southern Writers

    Professor Steve Yarbrough of Writing, Literature, and Publishing, 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.

  • Walker

    Walker's work in Best American Essays 2014

    Associate Professor Jerald Walker’s recent essay, “How to Make a Slave,” will appear in The Best American Essays 2014, edited by John Jeremiah Sullivan. 

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    'Kisses' examines Greek response to Nazis

    A screening of Kisses to the Children, a documentary about responses to the Nazis in Greece during World War II, and a discussion with the film director took place October 28 at Emerson. 

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    High turnout for Internship Fair

    The Fall 2014 Internship Fair was held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel on October 29, bringing a high turnout of Emerson students seeking internships in the communication and arts fields.

  • Meta Wagner

    Wagner weighs in on Zellweger’s new look

    In a Boston Globe op-ed, Writing, Literature and Publishing faculty member Meta Wagner tackles the trending story of actress Renee Zellweger’s suspected cosmetic surgery.

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    Family Weekend 2014 celebrated

    Hundreds of students and their parents participated in Family Weekend 2014, held October 17-19, with events ranging from the annual President’s Breakfast, Family Weekend Talent Showcase, EVVY Award Showcase, and numerous “Mini College Sessions” in classrooms with faculty members.

  • Randolph selects Randolph's memoir

    Ladette Randolph, editor-in-chief of Ploughshares, has released a memoir that was recently featured on