Department of Writing, Literature & Publishing News

November 4, 2014 – 10:17 am

Sasha Alsberg, Emerson College freshmanAn outspoken gay activist makes a 180-degree reversal, rejecting his sexuality, spreading anti-gay opinions, and joining the Christian clergy.

With a video camera, some basic lighting equipment, and an Internet connection, Sasha Alsberg ’19 operates the second-largest book-lover site on YouTube— Abookutopia—which boasts more than 200, 000 subscribers and almost 15 million views.

VMA Associate Chair and Professor Martie Cook, who created Emerson’s new Comedic Arts major, talked to Sinclair Broadcast Group about a recent South Park episode about Donald Trump that has raised controversy.

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Associate Professor Jabari Asim of the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department is quoted in the Los Angeles Times about the television show Black-ish’s plan to use the “N-word” in its season premiere on September 23.

Emerson College has announced that its School of the Arts will host an outdoor video projection event, titled Electric Pilgrims, on the evening of Saturday, October 17 (with a rain date of Sunday, October 18) as part of the 36th annual Fort Point Open Studios event in Boston’s Fort Point neighborhood.

Emerson College welcomes 10 new full-time faculty members for the 2015–2016 academic year as the College continues its commitment to academic excellence in communication and the arts.

Associate Chair of VMA Martie Cook spoke with WGBH’s Callie Crossley, host of Under the Radar, about Emerson’s new Comedic Arts major

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