— Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis ReySome say that we shall never know and that to the gods we are like the flies that the boys kill on a summer day, and some say, on the contrary, that the very sparrows do not lose a feather that has not been brushed away by the finger of God.
Additional Faculty Information for Kelly Scott Franklin
Ph.D. in English, the University of Iowa
M.A. in Spanish, Middlebury College
M.A. in English, the Catholic University of America
Presidential Fellowship, the University of Iowa
Summer Leave Funding Award, Hillsdale College
“‘Without Being Walt Whitman’: Vicente Huidobro, Whitman, and the Poetics of Sight,” Comparative American Studies 12.4 (2014).
Interviews & Media
ENG 104: Great Books in the Ancient and Medieval Traditions
ENG 105: Great Books in the British and American Traditions
COR 450: English Capstone
ENG 360: American Literature 1820-1890
ENG 370: Naturalism and Modernism, 1890-Present
ENG 402: Walt Whitman: Making an American Poetry
ENG 402: The Major Players: Hawthorne, Melville, and Poe
ENG 402: Modern American Novel
ENG 402: Whitman and Dickinson
I was born in Colorado, spent several years of my childhood in Latin America, and finally settled in northern Minnesota. I graduated with a B.A. in English and Spanish from Franciscan University of Steubenville. I have an M.A. in English from Catholic University of America and an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College. In 2014, I graduated with a Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa.
I married my college sweetheart, Jessica, and we have a daughter named Gianna. We are devout Christians. We live in Hillsdale in an old house that we’re slowly fixing up. I play the ukulele and the guitar. I write for various magazines and newspapers on subjects of literature, culture, and faith. I am an avid fountain pen enthusiast and a fair-weather Kansas City Royals fan.