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Russ Franklin

Published August 4, 2015

Russ FranklinAdjunct Professor
Department of Art


Russ Franklin was a Wallace Stegner fellow and Truman Capote fellow at Stanford University. He attended FSU on a Kingsbury fellowship and received his Ph.D. in 2001.  He is the author of the novel “Cosmic Hotel.

Areas of Responsibility

Comic books, graphic novels, American literature and creative writing.


B.S. in mathematics and physics
Ph. D. in English

Teaching Areas

Graphic Novel and Comics Workshop
Advanced Fiction Workshop
Advanced Poetry Workshop
Literature: Introduction to Fiction
Fiction Technique
Poetic Technique
Article and Essay Workshop
Literature: Introduction to the Short Story
Modern American Novels

Select Scholarly/Creative Works & Awards

  • Fiction:
    • “Night Flying,” American Literary Review
    • “Pond Life,” Alaska Quarterly Review
    • “The Drosophilist,” Greensboro Review
    • “Municipal Course,” Aethlon: The Journal of Sports Literature
    • “Strong Like Johnny Weissmuller,” Quarterly West
    • “Gunchers,” Willow Springs
    • “I Killed a Deer and Walker Percy Too,” Habersham Review
    • “Protein Men,” Connecticut Review “Bass Boat,” The Southeast Review
  • Poetry
    • “How do I Explain the Dove Hunt to Friends in San Francisco?” Greensboro Review
    • “Attic Poem,” Agni (online)
    • “Pregnancy Hotel,” Southern Review
    • “Firebird,” Hayden’s Ferry Review
    • “Bristol,” Oxford American
    • “A Note to Archeologists Digging up our Neighborhood,” Chariton Review
    • “A Note to Medical Students Dissecting My Body,” Chariton Review
    • “Insomnia,” Hawaii Review
    • “Confluence: Riverside Café, Saint Marks”
    • “Cherry Street Pool Hall,” Chattahoochee Review
  • Novel:
    • Cosmic Hotel , Soft Skull/Counterpoint Press