Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Maria Koundoura is the author of The Greek Idea: The Formation of National and Transnational Identities (I. B. Tauris, 2007; paperback edition 2012) and Transnational Culture, Transnational Identity: The Politics and Ethics of Global Culture Exchange (I. B. Tauris 2012). She has written articles and book chapters on nationalism, multiculturalism, postcolonial cultures, and globalization.
Her next book project, for which she has received a Folger Shakespeare Library Summer Research Fellowship, is "Desire Lines: Metaphors of the Global City." She has also received fellowships from the Whiting Foundation, the Alma Hansen Travel Fund, and the National Scholarship Foundation of Greece.
Koundoura was the project director of the inaugural Antipodes Festival, an arts festival funded by the Ministry of Culture of Greece and the Victorian Ministry for the Arts, Australia. One of the founding editors of the Stanford Humanities Review, Koundoura was also editor of the Journal of Modern Greek Studies published by Johns Hopkins University Press (2010-2013). Her translations of the Greek poet Yiorgos Chouliaras have appeared in Ploughshares, Harvard Review, and Translation
Office: Ansin 1003
Current CoursesTopics in Global Literature (LI423)
Greg 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.
Lecturer 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.
Recent 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).
WLP Professor Megan Marshall and the emersonWRITES program participate in the launch and unveiling of Boston as the country's first Literary Cultural District.
Michelle 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.