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Dr. Russ Franklin

Published August 21, 2019

Assistant Lecturer
Department of Art


Areas of Responsibility

American Literature
Novel writing
Poetry writing
Graphic Narrative and Comics


B.S., Mathematics and Physics from Mercer University
Ph.D., English, FSU


Dr. Russ Franklin has taught in FSU’s English Department since 1993. He designed the Graphic Narrative Workshop so two creative majors—art and writing—could collaborate. Earning his Ph.D. in English in 2001, he is a former Kingsbury fellow at FSU and a former Wallace Stegner and Truman Capote fellow at Stanford University. He is the author of the novel, Cosmic Hotel.

Creative Works

Cosmic Hotel (novel)
Strong Like Johnny Weissmuller (novella)