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Wayne Franklin

professor, Northeastern University

Wayne Franklin is a Davis Distinguished Professor of American Literature who was recently awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work on American writer James Fennimore Cooper. Franklin is Northeastern's second English faculty member in its history to garner such an award and was one of 185 grantees chosen from among 3,200 applicants to the Guggenheim Foundation in New York City. Franklin's Guggenheim fellowship will enable the continuation of his work and research on American writer James Fenimore Cooper, the American novelist credited with the invention of the frontier novel, the sea novel, and the American historical romance.