Writing, Literature & Publishing Faculty
Wendy W. Walters
Dr. Wendy W. Walters specializes in African American Literature, in the larger context of diaspora studies. She is the author of Archives of the Black Atlantic: Reading Between Literature and History (Routledge 2013) and At Home in Diaspora: Black International Writing (U Minnesota 2005). In 2001-2002 she was a non-resident fellow at the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for Afro-American Research at Harvard University.
She has published articles in the journals Callaloo, American Literature, African American Review, Novel, Critical Arts, and MELUS (Multi-Ethnic Literature of the U.S.). She has published chapters in the books Borders, Exiles, Diasporas, and Diasporic Africa: A Reader, as well as entries in the Oxford Companion to African American Literature, Black Writers, and The Critical Response to Chester Himes.
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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 of fiction or nonfiction exploring the experience of serious illness and includes a $10,000 prize as well as publication and promotion of the book in print and audio editions.